Filmspotting #111: Cobra Verde / Top 5 Character Actors
Friday, 30 June 2006 01:00
I'm insane. And  an egomaniac. And even I don't like Cobra Verde.

Considered by many (including Werner Herzog himself) to be the most disappointing collaboration between director Herzog and star/madman Klaus Kinski, 1988's "Cobra Verde" tells the tale of 19th century bandit and slave trader Franciso Manoel de Silva. Taking his myth-making act on the road to the west coast of Africa, Herzog's film features many of the elements that worked so effectively in his previous work: beautiful and haunting photography and memorable use of exotic locations and their inhabitants. And as a bonus, the movie also features the unhinged Kinski performance we've all been waiting for. Adam found the experience to be just as disappointing as he'd been warned it would be; Sam, bewilderingly, declared "Cobra Verde" his favorite in the series.

Also on the show: Listener Feedback and our Top 5 Character Actors Who Should Be In Every Movie -- inspired by this article in The Onion A.V. Club.

Music by Neko Case courtesy of Bloodshot Records.

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Filmspotting #111
:18-14:33 - Herzog #5: "Cobra Verde"
Music: Neko Case, "We've Never Met"
15:23-22:18 - Notes, Donations, Poll
22:19-30:03 - Listener Feedback (Nacho Libre, Best of '06 So Far)
Music: Neko Case, "Twist the Knife"
31:06-48:00 - Top 5 Character Actors
48:01-49:17 - Next Week/Close/Outtake

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