Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Starring Werner Herzog as a Plastic Bag

This wonderful video directed by Ramin Bahrani is making it's way along the internet this morning (via kottke, via greg, via mrdanzak).

Voiced by Werner Herzog (one of my all-time fave writer/directors and a fascinating narrator in many of his films. Also secretly, one of my best celebrity impressions).
As Kottke said,

"I didn't know it until just now, but I had been waiting all my life to watch a short film featuring Werner Herzog voicing a plastic shopping bag."

Agreed. 18 minutes long and worth it.

Speaks a bit to layering, I think.


Beth Tondreau said...

Wow. Gorgeous (I finally watched this). The underwater scene, with the bag seeming akin to the jellyfish (13+ minutes) is so beautiful and smart.

Beth Tondreau said...

. . . and interesting that one of the producers is Adam Spielberg. I wonder if he's related to Steven Spielberg . . .