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Watch, Watched, Watching: The Shield lands on top

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Watched Aguirre, The Wrath of God since Fitzcarraldo put me in the mood, and again I'll refer to Veltigar's post from December about that one. Very good film, less meandering than the later film, with this wonderful symbol of a raft of men aimlessly sailing down the Amazon, their expedition progressively falling apart due to the madness of Aguirre and his desire for fame and power. The real life Lope de Aguirre is generally agreed by historians to have been a homidical maniac, and Kinski captures it -- though he and Herzog had wild arguments over just how "loud" to play him. Herzog mostly won, and I think all for the better. The quiet madness was very engaging.

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