Two random weird and funny items

Can you handle … Brokeback to the Future?

Meanwhile, from the Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction files, it seems that the person who helped save Joaquin Phoenix from his recent car wreck was none other than Werner Herzog. Wow. (And I get a kick out of the fact that I’ve spoken to both of them — to Phoenix, at the Walk the Line junket, and to Herzog, when he attended a retrospective of his works at the Pacific Cinematheque in 1996.)

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).

  • Magnus

    YOU SPOKE TO HERZOG! You never told me that! Not that I know his work that well, but it’s Werner Herzog!

  • Matthew Francis

    That is truly bizarre. Have you seen “Julien Donkey Boy?” Herzog is totally bonkers in that movie… which itself is extremely strange, and does feature Saskatchewan’s favourite armless wunderkind, Alvin Law. There is a visually beautiful scene of Chloe Sevigny walking through a field of tall grass singing “lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on me.”