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Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
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Summary: Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France, capturing the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind in their astonishing natural setting. (imdb)
Country: Germany
Directed By: Werner Herzog
Written By: Werner Herzog
Starring: Werner Herzog
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na MrCarmady
82
T5
I want my life to have a Herzog voiceover.
na malinowski
30
T5
na ericdupont
85
T8
na Dunstan-x
77
T8
na theficionado
75
T8
na dusticus
100
T10
na GadnoKopele
96
T10
na Ammit
90
T7
na wokelstein
63
T4
na grodrig1
94
T9
na cruelclown
85
T9
na danieldebem
87
T9
na batui
55
T3
na dogus37
69
T7
na immolations
76
T9
na Merc
70
T5
na Simon M.
77
T6
na Plotinus
50
T2
na Rigters
75
T6
na dormice
85
T8
na Bocuma
90
T8
na theguest
89
T10
na -Vahid-
75
T5
na Nilsbar
82
T6
na mdfleming80
82
T7
na guppy
70
T7
na ichichich
98
T10
na mallamp
70
T6
na marcelvidal
85
T9
na MCR
86
T10
na netsirhc
7
T6
na abesempire
90
T7
na kakivsjok
80
T7
na JooJoo
7
T8
Werner Herzog has given meaning and value to 3D. Is there anything he can't do?
na DetoxP
1
T6
na IsaacR
7
T5
na Josh Forrest
70
T8
na brandonpcv
66
T6
na td888
76
T7
na manwich
70
T5
na ru5tyb1ke5
9
T8
na Jos
80
T7
na ibodirector
78
T7
na TarantinOle
75
T7
na avgcrtckr
65
T8
na skopofil
79
T6
na jojomill
65
T1
na viewmaster
78
T4
na JEMN
90
T9
na manifold
80
T8
na f-adam
70
T7
na b4con
90
T9
na cmiles
99
T10
na flowing
61
T5
na mtks
100
T7
na pjdevitt
87
T10
na fabioleal
71
T6
na laika
73
T6
na Cinema_Asia
75
T8
In typical Herzog fashion he tries to uncover the thought process behind the subject of this documentary. In this case it's paleolithic artists who painted incredible images in a cave in France. It's great just to hear the wonderment in describing the mindset and the intent on capturing kinetic movement and "frames" that we take as normal. The focus though seems to be the spiritual conjoining of man and his environment. The sense of self is just a depiction on the wall that is timeless.
na beast
6
T6
na kastenm
82
T9
na kellard
85
T7
na JEbel72
98
T10
na feralgreen
89
T10
na honeycuttwc
70
T8
na Kermit
83
T3
na frankswild
80
T8
na JohnnyHarker
8
T9
na Kisbye
70
T6
na 3rdman
6
T4
na felixm85
80
T7
na day.vid
80
T7
na imdb
77
T9
na jkwall
7
T7
na peekingpanda
55
T7
na NhanLa
60
T4
na Sardelynn
86
T9
na Viva Vox
15
T1
na alternative
7
T7
na Bondo
72
T5
na venice
80
T8
na Raimondi
73
T6
na babyoneeye
100
T10
na mawy
99
T6
na Seftref
65
T6
na toro913
54
T5
na strangelime
85
T7
na Tylerlee06
100
T10
na AYLE
90
T10
na mgroves1
95
T10
na Rufflesack
50
T5
oldgoat pretty much says it. The paintings are spectacular, interesting, awe-inspiring - the use of 3D an inspired act in itself. But basically, this is a documentary about one particularly large canvas of painting, where most of what fills the canvas is fairly similar, and it lasts 90 minutes which is easily twice as long as it should be. A lot of interesting stuff but it's really not a singularly solid documentary like Grizzly Man was. Must be seen though, and in 3D.
na hardcoreufo
70
T3
na schedrevka
80
T4
na cdub12
62
T4
na Dogubomb
50
T6
na davidgn
91
T8
na gloam
70
T5
na laughtermade
2
T5
na exolstice
84
T8
na Kerc
10
T2
na tinysausage
75
T7
The usual Herzog concoction of beauty, poetry, eccentrics and... alligators. Again.
na bakcheia
85
T8
Very slow, but rewarding.
na Suldrup
80
T9
na Temptershell
83
T8
na TenSpades
80
T6
na pristina
60
T3
na felipelahm
68
T7
na SpaceEcho
70
T7
na Positive Jon
85
T7
na kubrick86
80
T7
na bearjazz
80
T6
na daisylegs
70
T6
na aurora
72
T8
na RavynLoony
70
T8
na saule4u
79
T7
na nrm5
80
T10
na Szeretlek
90
T6
na GSteve
90
T8
na majelus
70
T2
na rant1229
4
T7
na Disaster
74
T5
The subject matter and some of his framing made me feel uncomfortable, like squirming under a bright light. At times, however, I felt the pacing to be a bit too meandering and flighty. The end bit was staggering, though.
na tdawson48
76
T8
na neymarx
91
T8
na xxzcuzxx
35
T3
na Achk
7
T8
na izukaitz
100
T9
na djross
80
T9
Very evocative presentation of the timescale of the human individuation process, and of the very long aesthetico-technical circuit unfurling from the cave paintings of the Paleolithic era to the 3D camera of Werner Herzog. The offhand reflections of the interviewees are often as interesting as their accounts of their scientific work and findings. Saw this in 2D. Also: http://www.screeningthepast.com/2011/08/technics-and-time-3-cinematic-time-and-the-question-of-malaise-bernard-stiegler/
na mbaran
60
T8
na alexandrsaar
79
T7
na Darbicus
70
T7
na Stradivarius
80
T8
na Digger
72
T4
na t_briggs
88
T8
na readingowl
75
T2
na moonsmilk
85
T6
na PeterdeJ
60
T3
na IluvMovies
0
T1
na Gody85
54
T7
na MartinTeller
74
T6
Herzog narrates the film with his usual spellbinding tones, waxing poetic about the mysteries of the universe. It does occasionally resemble self-parody but I could listen to that guy talk all day. It's not one of his best docs, though. It could use some more interesting interview subjects or some more esoteric tangents. As interesting as the caves are, they don't seem to be quite enough to sustain 90 minutes on their own. But, some mild repetitiveness aside, it's a rather captivating study.
na gam01
60
T4
na aylakadam
80
T6
na arif
90
T8
na striate
70
T5
na yamface
7
T8
na stailea
75
T3
na SickForay
80
T8
na Maandysheera
82
T9
na rehtnap
60
T5
na TraverseTown
40
T4
na Golfingdanls
7
T7
na BaalMan
70
T4
na matty5190
83
T6
na Colten97
90
T5
na dead man
87
T9
na bkam
55
T2
na kangadoodoo
70
T8
na !nsomn!a
80
T7
na NoSex
80
T8
na NRM01
45
T2
na mkellins
65
T7
Herzog does a wonderful job portraying the cave and the paintings. The interviews are also captivating. The film probably needs to be viewed on a big screen, rather than a lap top, to really appreciate the drawings.
na LordBeefJerk
70
T7
na Guernica
43
T4
na undinum
75
T6
na kertenkele
80
T8
na VJC
10
T6
na luchatein
82
T4
na prior
76
T4
na bennyg
70
T3
na Bandy
65
T3
na Grouchy
87
T8
na IMDb-byvotes
75
T7
na kylie
71
T8
na megandsmith
80
T3
na Vmfs
7
T6
na joaobaldoni
75
T6
na Communicants
85
T9
na Actionberg
70
T6
The immobile closeup shots of the cave paintings are the finest implementation of 3D I've ever seen; the astounding and borderline spiritual depth that is elicited from this technique is very memorable. However, anything not related to the former is so jarring and pointless. Why does the entire documentary have to feature 3D effects, especially when it's just a guy sitting in a room talking to Herzog? Everyone should probably see it, but the director has done better.
na Edson Abas
55
T5
na ArmondWhite
5
T7
Leave it to Werner Herzog to find a use for 3D technology that isn't part of some gimmick to hoodwink kids of all ages.
na ekxon
85
T7
na lippecesar
89
T9
na CFoxtrot
80
T8
na DavidJohnson
67
T5
Interesting, but about 45 minutes too long. Would have been a better 1 hour TV special or something. Lot's of long shots of art that ultimately looks like it was done by a 12 year old. Maybe I'm the only one, but the art isn't the thing that's interesting, it's the backstory of what could have taken place, and something so historic that's interesting, so I'm sorry if I'm bored by a 10 minute slideshow with no dialogue near the end.
na adidawha
80
T8
na gabehabash
60
T4
na drummerx357
83
T5
na C12H17N2O4P
65
T4
na Zeno
75
T7
na Mattsdmf
80
T7
na harlingtoxad
90
T10
na Kagemand
8
T8
na ChiaGod2313
88
T7
na drreza
80
T6
na doughbaron
77
T8
na WoozyB
95
T10
na funkybusnss
60
T4
na julianaesk
85
T8
na DilksOut
75
T4
na ozonepaul
92
T8
na lucbapt
93
T9
na ifudontknow
78
T3
na gabaguillar
92
T8
na bernardobrum
87
T8
na maul.77
84
T8
na Maps
75
T6
na luc
70
T7
na Gordon Cole
74
T6
na jspidah
78
T9
na STFUDonny
6
T5
na spacehamm
90
T10
na toupe
100
T10
na siegfriedwa
80
T8
na sdoles
8
T7
na etherealtard
73
T5
na Uhrmacher
85
T6
na whitejeft
80
T5
na smoore_lfc
74
T7
na Rozno
80
T6
na Calabria
81
T6
35,000 years old.
na bmmello
95
T10
na jcphoenix
60
T4
na AshenLight
84
T5
na janus
70
T5
A little too wacky for a straight doc but doesn't take enough steps in that direction to become a "film essay" like Koyaanisqatsi or F for Fake. Still, the paintings and the cave are fantastic, and captured well. I wasn't able to see it in 3d, which I gather is an essential part of the experience for once.
na benrag
63
T5
na david99
7
T7
na mjm8458
4
T9
na drstrangeluv
80
T8
Even without the 3D, this is still a thoroughly engrossing documentary. Watch as Werner explores what we can learn about our existence by studying 32,000 year old cave paintings. And of course, it wouldn't be a Herzog documentary without musings on things such as the art criticism of albino crocodiles.
na ornizen
75
T7
na Zen Lunatic
96
T10
na kristiankarl
87
T10
na Linara
97
T9
na chemtrails
87
T10
Glad I watched this
na NeoRaven
79
T9
na scook
87
T7
na Mr. Mocata
77
T2
na Meowfresh
99
T10
na richard_1979
70
T3
na peakovsky
70
T4
na redmdb
83
T2
na JasonKDarby
80
T8
na Unanimous
83
T6
na DTI
71
T2
na caiman
86
T9
A beautiful movie, visually and thematically. I dislike 3D, but this was an exception. The depth and curvature of the amazing walls came to life with the effect. Hopefully this film will serve as precedent of the potential artistic merits of 3D.
na zamanzaman
74
T8
na Timmer
75
T7
na yesistasty
96
T10
Werner Herzog has the most easily-parodied style of documentary film-making. Even so, he manages to create a transcendent ode to the human spirit
na Madeline
100
T10
na firebirdekb
70
T6
na thatgreatwar
78
T8
na NRM03
61
T5
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