Being Werner Herzog: a review of Herzog’s Antarctic documentary “Encounters at the End of the World”
Apr 6th, 2008 by Nick
Bill Jirsa, an interviewee featured in Herzog’s new Antarctic documentary, has written a review of the film.
In my job I have frequent exposure to science proposals that the National Science Foundation grantees write. Among dozens of proposals to measure carbon dioxide, to place GPS stations, to attach tracking beacons to penguins, Herzog’s film proposal stands out like mystic poetry among a pile of bank statements.
Update: I just found this sensational quote on the promo site for the film:
There is a hidden society at the end of the world. One thousand men and women live together under unbelievably close quarters in Antarctica, risking their lives and sanity in search of cutting-edge science.
Now, for the first time, an outsider has been admitted….