We just watched this on Netflix Instant watch, and it is weird and wonderful and makes me want to watch everything Werner Herzog ever made:
Herzog’s perspective is so unusual, his obsessions so primal, and his humor so grimly Teutonic (“I loathe the feeling of sun on my celluloid and on my skin”) that I love him and yet want to parody him at the same time. Apparently, I’m not alone; there’s a Youtube series featuring “Werner Herzog’s” (not really him) interpretations of children’s classics. Below is my favorite, “Werner Herzog Reads Madeline”; the dark reading of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel is another gem.
“Children are next door to sociopaths.”