Filmspotting #107: Woyzeck / Top 5 Ensemble Movies
Friday, 16 June 2006 01:00

Just days after completing work on their "Nosferatu" collaboration, Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski started shooting an adaptation of playwright Georg Buchner's "Woyzeck." Here, Herzog again employs his documentary instincts to great effect while also remaining faithful to the film's theatrical origins, giving the film a great allegorical power. Though smaller in scale than either of the first two films in the Herzog-Kinski Marathon (and much less well-known), Sam found "Woyzeck" the best showcase so far of both Herzog's unique talents and Kinski's great skill as an actor. Adam also admired the film, but felt that both "Aguirre: The Wrath of God" and "Nosferatu" were greater achievements.

Also on the show: Listener Feedback and -- inspired by our recent review of Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion" -- our Top 5 Ensemble Movies.

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Filmspotting #107
:27-14:09 - Herzog #3: "Woyzeck"
14:10-14:24 - Audio Feedback
Music: The Randy Bandits, "Catalyst"
15:22-26:32 - Listener Feedback (Kill Turnage-'Chick' Flick Edition)
Music: The Randy Bandits, "My Sweet Time"
27:12-42:21 - Top 5 Ensemble Movies
42:22-45:13 - Next Week/Close

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