Cave of Forgotten Pokédreams
Haha! Herzog’s recontextualized condescendence is highly entertaining.
“Is there such a thing as insanity among penguins? I try to avoid the definition of insanity or derangement. I don’t mean that a penguin might believe he or she is Lenin or Napoleon Bonaparte, but could they just go crazy because they’ve had enough of their colony?”
– Werner Herzog in ‘Encounters at the End of the World’ (2007). (2)
“The enormity of their flat brain, the enormity of their stupidity is overwealming. You have to do yourself a favour when you’re out in the countryside and you try to look a chicken in the eye with great intensity, and the intensity of stupidity that is looking back at you is just amazing. By the way, it’s very easy to hypnotize a chicken. They are very prone to hypnosis.”
– Werner Herzog (3)
(1) Youtube.com. ‘Werner Herzog narrates Pokémon Go’ Available from URL: https://youtu.be/ZLKzhmFujhQ [Accessed 2016-08-06]
(2) Herzog, Werner. 2007. Encounters at the End of the World. Image Entertainment.
(3) Vimeo.com. ‘Werner Herzog on Chickens’ Available from URL https://vimeo.com/9880377 [Accessed 2016-08-06]