Thursday, February 12, 2009

the irrational gaze

"On January 26, 2006, Phoenix was in a car accident in Hollywood on a winding canyon road that flipped his car over. The crash reportedly was caused by brake failure. Shaken and confused, Phoenix heard a tapping on his window and a voice say, "Just relax". Unable to see the man, Phoenix replied, "I'm fine. I am relaxed". The man replied, 'No, you're not'. At this point, Phoenix managed to see that the man was famed, eccentric German auteur Werner Herzog. After helping Phoenix out of the wreckage, Herzog phoned in an ambulance and vanished." - Wikipedia entry

Recall Crispin Glover's legendarily weird appearance(s) with Letterman, and his artistic and professional links with Herzog himself. Love this shit. We need more celebrities like this to gum up the works of that over-inflated, insidious myth machine.


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