Heart of Glass
***1/2. I first watched this film in 1977 in a local theater and I still remember now that I was totally euphoric after the screening. I hadn't understood one scene of the film but its stunning cinematography and Herzog's handling of the most obscure and dark themes of German Romanticism had filled me with enthusiasm. The actors, hypnotized every morning by Herzog and a psychiatrist, seemed to have popped out of George Romero's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. It's 2010 now. I understand a lot better the script of the film because I've watched all the movies Werner Herzog shot before HEART OF GLASS, I still consider that some scenes of the film are, like the dance with the dead man. exceptional, but I'm not euphoric anymore. I'm getting old, I presume. Recommended.