Night Owl


Viewed: 07 December 2004
Directed by: Werner Herzog
Listed in: Movies, Netflix

Follows in the German long intense tradition of such films as Das Boot; a meandering film that takes two hours to go anywhere. Not that I disliked it, just the frustration and tedium of Fitzcarraldo was deeply embedded within the structure of the film. So, as the viewer I too was frustrated, bored and tense. When the film actually clear cuts and then drags the boat up a hill, it's pretty intense. The last half hour was great payoff. I only wish the trip didn't take so long.

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