Oct 3, 2022

Aguirre

2023

Yes, we know the full title is Aguirre, the Wrath of God, but we want to keep consistent with our episode titles for this season. Join Mike and Dan as they talk about Werner Herzog's 1972 portrait of the conquistador as a young man. Conan the Barbarian, Goodfellas, Richard III, Deliverance, Southern Comfort, and There Will Be Blood all come into play. Herzog dramatizes what Mike likens to a startup and what Dan compares the film to what Melville called "the truest book ever written." (You'll have to listen to learn that book's title.) So kick the Emperor out of his latrine and give it a listen!

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