Werner Herzog, legendary auteur, prolific documentarian, whose many films include Aguirre Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo, Rescue Dawn, Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Encounters at the End of the World, is also a cult internet celebrity.
I interviewed iconic German filmmaker Werner Herzog in 2009 for his film Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Several memories: Herzog's dry, yet oddly melodious speaking voice; his somewhat acerbic sense of humor; his unique, grimly optimistic outlook on life.
I interviewed character actor Steve Zahn, one of film's most visible faces over the past 20 years, in 2009. He was memorably funny, energetic and self-effacing, much like the characters he tends to play.
Not only have Netanyahu and his cohorts systematically been engaged in rancorous public narratives against the Palestinians, but they have taken action that could only attest to his unwavering commitment to expand the settlements and prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state.
Even with two hands on the wheel -- tough, when you're working with a touch screen -- it is not possible to have any of the above in use without being distracted from the essential goal of driving: getting from point A to point B without endangering yourself or others.
The Telluride Film Festival offers a great span of cinema, from premiering Oscar contenders to silent-era black-and-white gems to small budget independents that will never play widely but may earn an enduring cult audience.
Today, almost everyone knows that texting and driving is dangerous and irresponsible. In surveys AT&T did with teens and commuters, 97 percent and 98 percent, respectively, said they know the risks. But here's the crazy thing. Many tell us they do it anyway.
We all admire the attention BBDO and Werner Herzog's film are bringing to the dangers of texting and driving, but the motivation for the spots that were commissioned from Mr. Herzog and he turned into a compelling short film is incomplete.