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Video of the Day: Herzog x Lynch - "My Son, My Son What Have Ye Done" Trailer

Directed by Werner Herzog, executive producer, David Lynch. Starring Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe, Chloë Sevigny, Brad Dourif, Grace Zabriskie, and Udo Kier.

Starts out like CSI: San Diego, ends up looking like Ordet!
That’s the best pitch for a movie I’ve ever heard, Adrian!
As I said in the forum—a Herzog film with a river and a jungle in it—I’m there, but the voiceover in the trailer made me want to tear out my pancreas a little.
Psychological thriller? By Herzog? That is what they must be calling SARCASM
The trailer does it’s best to cover up how great this movie looks. After 3 viewings of it, I have a hunch this is going to be in masterpiece territory.
I hoped I had never heard this….Lynch …what are u doing…?
Oh my. After seeing this trailer and the one for Bad Lt.: POCNO, I am starting to wonder what the heck Herzog is doing. This reminds me why I don’t like to watch previews. Bad. Marketing. Bad.
A few interesting stills from the film
It doesn’t look interesting at all!!! Looks like one of those sophisticated and contemporary TV series, but never like a film, so weird though Herzog is an awesome filmmaker, so is David Lynch and even though he is producing this, it doesn’t show his level or probably it does but in a lower category, I won’t see this I don’t think I need.
Suckas. NEVER trust a contemporary trailer. They are cut by idiotic trailer firms based on market research, executive whims and ouija readings. The Rescue Dawn trailer was an outrage, yet the actual film was a minor masterpiece. With these things you have to read between the lines— “lines” in this case meaning “awful editing choices.”
I saw this at TIFF09 and wasn’t all that impressed. Had great potential and real talented actors but never really gelled as a film. Herzog’s Q&A afterward was much better!

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