Werner Herzog Reads Madeline

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Last month, Minnesotastan posted a parody of the classic children's book Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, as though it was read by the German film director Werner Herzog. It's one of a series of such videos by YouTube user Ryan Iverson, including a dark take on Curious George.

Iverson's latest in the series presents Madeline, a French children's book first published in 1939:

Their discipline was impeccable. They smiled at the good and frowned at the bad. But being children, their concept of good and evil was not fully formed. And it would shock a grown person how much gray area existed along the moral compass.

via The Presurfer

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My favourite Werner Herzog quote is from his documentary film about Antartica. He was apparently determined to show the non-fluffy side of the Continent, he asked if penguins can go deranged, and then shot one disappearing away from feeding and breeding ground and coldly says,

"Here [the deranged penguin] is heading off into the interior of the continent, he is heading for certain death"

So Teutonic!
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