Sunday, September 06, 2009
Werner Herzog's Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans
While Rescue Dawn was just boring - a film that, to the extent it was "about" anything, appeared to be about the degree to which its director was prepared to subject his actors to physical ordeals - Werner Herzog's upcoming Bad Lieutenant "remake" - Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans - looks, by contrast, to be absolutely fucking awful (see an advance trailer here). It kind of makes me want to interview Abel Ferrara. I greatly admired his first Bad Lieutenant, but I haven't seen any of his more recent work, which seems not to be getting wide distribution. (Actually, what I really want to see is Nine Lives Of A Wet Pussy, his early porno film. That link takes you to a trailer, apparently - which I've seen. Not for the workplace!).