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lessons of light
written by jaimetout November 14, 2003 - 2:18 PM PST
6 out of 8 members found this review helpful
I've seen most of Herzog's films, and this is definitely one of my favorites, if not my favorite. Herzog employs long, static shots (though often in motion, as can be seen in a shot looking down at the shoulder of a road from the back of a moving truck) that reinforce the vastness of the landscapes he captures on celluloid. Yeah, it gets thrown around way too often, but maybe the term "tone poem" fits this film better than any other. There's something about the mix of Leonard Cohen songs, globe-trotting landscape photography, ancient creation myth, rotting animal carcasses, and oddly striking shots of African children holding unidentifiable felines that is simultaneously unsettling, soothing, and beautiful. In any case, the mood evoked here is Herzog at his evocative finest.

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