Saturday, May 17, 2008

I'm Pretty Sure That Would Be Illegal

Ordinarily I step aside and let FilmDrunk handle this kind of news, but, like...holy shit. I don't know the extent to which our beloved reading audience is familiar with the assorted works of directors David Lynch and Werner Herzog, but in case their names don't ring any bells, just know that these two men are universally considered two of the most viciously psychopathic minds not currently in prison. They are absolutely, positively, beyond reparation batshit insane.

How so? Herzog's three finest moments, all of which came during the production of Aguirre, the Wrath of God:

-He wrote the entire script in two days; 30 pages of it went used because a friend of Herzog's vomited on them and he didn't bother rewriting the soiled scenes.

-He paid Peruvians to capture 400 monkeys and pretended to be a veterinarian to keep the monkeys from being shipped to Los Angeles after the Peruvian monkey-catchers had double-crossed. After he used them for a single shot he released them into the Peruvian rainforest.

-After actor and fellow nutjob Klaus Kinski shot an extra's finger off for making too much noise during a break in shooting, Herzog reloaded the gun, cocked the hammer and aimed it squarely at Kinski's face, rolled the cameras, and forced his star to act at gunpoint.

As for Lynch...well....

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