Thursday, April 11, 2013

Werner Herzog on Les Blank (plus garlic!)

The following video was shot long prior to Les Blank's death, but in it Werner Herzog offers a perfect short (three minute) eulogy:

My one Blank/Herzog connection: Les loved my observations about Herzog's "Cave of Forgotten Dreams", and emailed Herzog to suggest he give it a read. I have no idea if he ever replied; there's no reason to assume Les would have notified me if he had (as Herzog attests in the video, Les was extraordinarily opaque).

Finally, in case you didn't follow the link at the bottom of my Les Blank tribute to view great excerpts from several of his films, please at very least check out this three minute excerpt from "Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers", which says it all:

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