Thursday, May 28, 2009

Werner Herzog + Nick Cage = Crazy Awesome New Orleans Movie

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So the trailer for Werner Herzog's remake of "Bad Lieutenant" hit the internets not too long ago and, boy, is it something (Warning: NSFW). Not sure what exactly that "something" is, but, quite frankly, it looks awesome.

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There isn't much info out there on the flick except that Herzog has said this is "not a remake" and that he never saw the original (it starred Harvey Keitel in a critically acclaimed role). Also, while the original was set in New York, this film was filmed entirely in the Crescent City.

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Now, we all know that New Orleans has a, shall we say, interesting history when it comes to how it's depicted in Hollywood, but Herzog and Cage look like they've got something here (again, we can't be sure what that something is). If the trailer is anything to go by, this outrageous-looking dark comedy does a good job capturing part of the spirit of the city. No absurd accents (we're looking at you, Mr. Quaid), no awful voodoo shennanigans and no sensationalist melodrama. Just a completley batsh**t insane and surreal experience that looks classy but doesn't take itself too seriously.

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That's the New Orleans I know and love.

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