After all, it's just a ride….

Werner Herzog Season – South Bank Show (1982)

Remember when commercial television at least paid lip service to anything other than the almighty dollar, when there was at least one show, potentially worth watching on ITV? It all seems so long, long ago….

Bonus points for footage of the legendary Lotte Eisner, and Herzog playing a bit of footie and proclaiming Bobbie Charlton as ‘one of the great geniuses of the modern age’. Speaking of which I’ve been a hunting, and I think I’ve struck comedy gold – Werner in detailed discussion about science, life and art, of the entire purpose of existence and the eternal struggle against the darkness, locking intellectual horns with something of a kindred spirit – Cormac McCarthy. Yes, it is as brilliant as you imagine it could be…..

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