Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Stroszek









2 comments:

Ed Howard said...

Perfect. Nothing encapsulates this movie better: quietly watching one's home being wheeled away against the backdrop of a beautiful pink sunset. This is such a devastating film, even if Herzog's wry sense of humor makes it (just) bearable.

Greg said...

I completely agree. It's the Herzog I keep returning to again and again. That unbroken shot is my favorite of the whole movie. After the house pulls out of frame the dog comes in and circles around the empty spaces. And Bruno never reacts, or even turns his head to follow the house as it recedes into the distance. Everything about it feels right.

I don't know any real background on the film but I have wondered if the sky really was that pink or if Herzog perhaps used a pink filter. Either way, there's just something perfect about the color scheme on this desolate moonscape as the shot plays out and I can't put my finger on exactly what that is.