commented on Werner Herzog Looks for the Internet God in Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
I love Herzog, but I feel some of his recent films venture a bit too close to "cute" territory. This seems related to his use of voice over, which has become a sort of parody of itself.
Compare the scene with the monks, and his narration, to the (final? I can't recall) scene of the trees in Land of Silence and Darkness. That shot did not need any narration, the imagery was so powerful.
So why does he need to say anything about the monks on their phones, in this new one? It reminds me of the scene with the runaway penguin, in his Antarctica film, where he provides a cute commentary and asks vaguely philosophical questions. I am not sure why but it seems he has lost faith in the power and ambiguity of the footage itself.
All that said, he is wonderful.
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@3, I don't meant to imply that there's one way to save money, but I agree with the healthy and frugal folks @5 and @8. In addition to lentils (which I can only take so much of), you can go out and buy a 25 pound back of pinto beans from Costco. I Can't recall how much it costs, but it's cheap. Then spend $20 or so on spices.
Crock pots are great, but I personally think an electric pressure cooker is a good investment, I'm more likely to use it because it's faster. You can get a crock pot at a thrift store for $10, or a good pressure cooker for the cost of 150 cans of soup. They are also good for oatmeal, which is cheap and good.