Friday, January 2, 2009

HELL-idays are over! Enough of "merry" and "jolly"!

And now it's back to our regularly scheduled exploitative, disturbing, offensive and utterly fascinating fare! I sampled this one last night--and it fits the bill for all of the above! WARNING: DL, don't watch it. I know of your phobias! Here it is:"Even Dwarfs Started Small" from Werner Herzog:




IF I can sit through it again (no time soon), I want to listen to the commentary by Herzog and Crispin Glover!

"While filming the scene where a van drove in circles with no one at the wheel, one of the actors was run over, but immediately stood up uninjured. During the flower burning scene, the same actor caught fire and Werner Herzog raced over and beat the fire out. The actor only had minor injuries from the fire. After these two accidents, Werner Herzog promised the actors that if they made it through the rest of filming without any more injuries he would jump into a cactus patch and allow the actors to film him doing so. The film was finished without any further injuries and the director made good his promise and dove into the cacti. Herzog has said, "Getting out was a lot more difficult than jumping in."

3 comments:

Pantheon Zeus said...

since one of my fave shows is Little People, Big World
on TLC, I can really enjoy this clip of good old fashioned dwarf anarchy. great find, mavis

Donna Lethal said...

Thanks for the warning - I've never been able to watch this!

Keith said...

Hey Mavis. That was definitely something else. There's no telling what I'll see up here.