Monday, October 26, 2009

Werner Herzog

image from Encounters at the End of the World
cascading error phenomenon
Clive Oppenheimer from Encounters at the End of the World

Werner Herzog's Encounters At the End of the World (2007) is shot with high def grandness like a nature documentary. But it's also a series of character studies of some memorable eccentrics and geniuses who are make up a community of Antarctica residents. The interview framing of cell biologist Samuel S. Bowser (top) includes some bright red gloves. Middle, a class of South Pole newbies (wearing buckets to block sound and sight) unintentionally show the "cascading error phenomenon" that can happen during a sense-erasing blizzard. Volcano expert Clive Oppenheimer (bottom) chooses to wear old-timey tweeds against the cold.
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