My Best Fiend - Werner Herzog's remembrance of the psychotic Klaus Kinski.

It's really interesting and funny, especially if you've seen Fitzcarraldo. After a few minutes watching Kinski rant and rave, you're rooting for the Amazon natives who offered to kill him, and ready to join Herzog when he plans to firebomb Kinski's house. But in the end the scenes of Jason Robards and Mick Jagger, who were originally set to play Fitzcarraldo and his sidekick, make you realize how good Kinski really was.

King Kong - To me, the King Kong story is just relentlessly sad, with no redeeming qualities. Peter Jackson's version is just bigger and longer. The CGI was really good until live people got involved, and you could see that they were just standing before a green screen.

Walk the Line - Very good movie. Reese Witherspoon deserves an Oscar.


Anonymous said...

David Schmoeller made an 8 minute documentary about his experience directing Kinski in Crawl Space. You might find it of interest.