Thursday, January 7, 2016
The White Diamond
I could watch Herzog documentaries all day. That beautiful, wonderful voice of his guiding us along various different paths. Herzog has said that it would've felt wrong to have another voice narrating his documentaries. They're his films, so it should be his voice reflecting the artistic vision of the movie. While this movie has some of Herzog's trademark poetic images, my favorite being that of thousands upon thousands of birds flying into a cave beneath a waterfall, it's definitely "lesser" Herzog. Dorrington isn't as fascinating a character as those Herzog has captured before. Still, "lesser" Herzog is still better, more interesting, and more fulfilling than just about any other filmmaker.