Sunday, January 17, 2010

Werner Herzog Reads Curious George

(YouTube Link)

German film director and social critic Werner Herzog is known for his dismal view of the human condition, as demonstrated in his movies Aguirre, the Wrath of God and Signs of Life. In this video, Herzog (or, more likely, an actor pretending to be him) reads and comments upon the classic children's book Curious George:

But is it really George's fault? Or is it the Man in the Yellow Hat's fault for taking an agent of chaos out of the wilderness and trying against all hope to civilize him.

via The Presurfer


Jeremy Barker said...

Brilliant! The Man in the Yellow Hat is not George's friend.

John said...

Many children's books, now that I'm reading them to my daughter, are kind of disturbing. Curious George is fairly innocuous in comparison to The Giving Tree and Rainbow Fish.