Werner Herzog – Rescue Dawn UPDATE:

In reference to my Rescue Dawn post last week, here are one, two interesting interviews with Werner Herzog on public radio. Terry Gross terrygross.jpgis absolutely masterful in her knowledge and questioning, in comparison Kurt Anderson sounds like a college radio DJ (Kurt’s radio show Studio 360 is, however, one of my favorites: you MUST check out the Moby-Dick episode, it is pure genius).Recently the “long wait” turned into a “very long wait” for “Little Dieter Needs to Fly” on Netflix. What gives? Get more copies of the movie, you jerks…



Filed under Dieter Dengler, films, NPR, Radio, Rescue Dawn, Studio 360, Terry Gross, Werner Herzog

3 responses to “Werner Herzog – Rescue Dawn UPDATE:

  1. I listened to the Moby Dick episonde at least three times. Fantastic, in all phases of the game. I dream of having the time to re-read it after that, and I often read chapters afterwards. I used chapter 4 talking about homoerotic attraction to discuss the dominant position of the white make (non-immigrant) narrator with my students one semester, but they missed the bigger point about “normalization.”

    I like Terry Gross well enough, though K. Anderson is very good. Studio 360 is a more ambitious program than Fresh Air, which like many is ending up a stop on the publicity tour more than a show with its own soul.


  2. bamstutz

    Yeah, I probably listened to the Moby-Dick show that many times as well. You should check out the other Studio 360 “American Icon” shows. I especially liked the Lincoln Memorial show.

    I agree that Studio 360 is a much different, more produced and enlightened show than Fresh Air, and Kurt Anderson is pretty good most of the time. But when Terry Gross is interested and engaged in a topic or guest (as she clearly was with Herzog) she is an absolutely brilliant interviewer. And comparing the two interviews of Herzog shows this clearly.

    BTW, have you checked out RadioLab? That’s another wonderful show from WNYC.

  3. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Houselights.

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