On the podcast and TV show, Comedy Bang Bang, funnyman Paul F. Tompkins plays eccentric filmmaker Werner Herzog as a calm, perennially amused kook obsessed with the battle between man and nature. The ongoing performance is funny in part because it homes in on a thread that runs through many of Herzog’s films. Whether it’s entirely accurate is up for debate, and a new series of infographics reveal all the man other themes interwoven through this esteemed back catalog.
Coinciding with the release of the Herzog: The Collection blu-ray set that includes sixteen of the director’s movies, the crafty editors at incisive movie blog The Dissolve have released a series of bag graphs that pick apart the early Herzog movies and their components. Although recent films like the completely bananas Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call: New Orleans don’t make the cut, everything from Little Dieter Needs To Fly to Fata Morgana is broken down into categories like “Unresolved Enigmas.”
Try reading them all in the slides above before the cold, unrelenting elements of nature find a way to prevent you from doing so.