WELL NOBODY'S PERFECT Ep. 40: Werner Herzog on Kinski, North Korea, and Netflix
Werner Herzog thinks that you need to feel the volcano at the same time as you see it
With Geoff back from California, he and Rob dive right into the big news of the week including the resurrection of Stanley Kubrick's unrealized film Napoleon (0:50), and a somewhat lacklustre opening weekend for the new Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them(5:30).
Then, Rob fulfills a lifelong dream as he sits down for a conversation with the legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Rescue Dawn, Aguirre: The Wrath of God). Werner breaks down why the distinction of "best working actor" is a two horse race between Michael Shannon and Joaquin Phoenix (12:00), talks about the experience of filming in North Korea (16:40), and weighs the pros and cons of releasing a film on Netflix (23:45).