Werner Hetzog, one of the most incredible directors is in a documentary? I was very excited to see this movie, Incident at Loch Ness following Herzog, monumental director of Strozek, Grizzly Man, Fitzcaraldo, Aguire:Wrath of God making a documentary about the Loch Ness monster. The film begins at a dinner party at Herzog's house as guests arrive. I can't believe it! In the door comes Zak Penn, a screenwriter, Jeff Goldblum, Crispin Glover!, I am ecstatic...I can't believe we're going to follow Herzog around and in his house! Then Gabriel Beristain starts to mildly freak out about the lighting for the production, Penn becomes a producer diva from hell...and all the way through this brilliant movie Werner Herzog holds focus and doesn't break out of character. How can a real person, a real movie director...or rather WHY should a real person need to worry about breaking out of character?
These folks might just be completely mad? Within a few minutes of the movie...I realized I think these guys really like Scotch and decided to make a film in Scotland so they could go drink Scotch! Is this a movie for people who are not major fans of Herzog? I don't know...part of why I loved this so much was because he is the star of the movie...partly because there are a lot of inside jokes regarding rumors about Herzog film sets. How could it be at all possible that Incident at Loch Ness and The Life Aquatic could be made in the very same year? If I had a small art house theatre...these would make a terrific double bill.
A boat on the Amazon.
Taking a boat over a mountain.