The legendary filmmaker–with the legendary voice–gives his take on the most controversial music video of the year.[ Warning: NSFW] “>
The many journeys of Werner Herzog have taken Germanys greatest living philosopher-auteur across the globe in search of human truths in all their sorts, distilling his Herzogisms upon everything from lives lived in isolation at the ends of the earth to the augmented reality warzones we make on our smartphones every day, just trying to catch Pokmon on the street.
So when I met with Herzog this week to discuss the agony and ecstasy of relentlessly digital living, I asked the inimitable filmmaker and accidental cultural critic if he might like to analyze the latest run of Kanye West, the internets own Fitzcarraldo, whose 10-minute Famous music video( dir. Kanye West) racked up over 13 million views on YouTube, fueled a celebu-brawl that wreaked havoc across all your faves Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, and is up for an MTV VMA for Video of the Year. The ever-curious Herzog gamely leapt at the chance.
I have never seen anything like this, the filmmaker raved, his eyes twinkling.
Watch Herzog on Kanyes Famous in the video below, edited by Nathan Place:
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