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Friday, April 24, 2015

Werner Herzog on The Avengers: Age of Ultron

(This post originally appeared on my tumblr)
“For what would Stark’s technology be without a monster lurking in the dark? What once was a man of iron is now a stupid child, screaming horribly into a coffin of his own making.”
“Look into the eyes of Scarlett Johansson and you will know real loneliness.  It is a kind of bottomless loneliness that can only be felt by those surrounded by inferiors, but who know they themselves are inferior.”
“A being driven by anger and denial of the self leaves very little to the question of the common character of the universe.” 
“We see the Captain grimace in pain, but what is truly illuminating is the knowledge that his pain does not come from the hostility of his environment but instead from his own self-loathing and guilt, his frustrations at being a man displaced seething within him, consuming him from the inside.  He grimaces not for his body, but for his soul.  Ultimately his pain is his ecstasy as he gazes further into the emptiness of his mission.” 
“Superhero movies are the death of cinema.  It is the very opposite of passion.  Film is not the art of nerds, but of illiterates.”