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Werner Herzog Reads Curious George

curious-george-rey“This is George. He lived in an obscene, overwhelming jungle where murder is the norm. And also he could not help it – he was a murderer too.”

“…ah yes, the telephone. Meant to bridge great distances. What has it actually done but make us more lonesome? Nevertheless, George is seduced by the ostensible ease of the nefarious device.”

This cracked me up.

Curious George, as it might sound if read by eccentric, dark and strangely literal German director Werner Herzog.

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Beth Carswell

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3 Responses to “Werner Herzog Reads Curious George”

  1. This doesn’t sound quite like Werner Herzog to me–too little vocal range, not as warm, German accent too strong. And it’s NOT really Werner Herzog, according the original poster on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T8y5EPv6Y8&feature=player_embedded.

  2. I hear Herzog’s voice perfectly as I read the excerpt above. No need at all to ruin that by listening to the audio here. Wish I had a transcript.


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