WERNER HERZOG’S “FROM ONE SECOND TO THE NEXT”
oof. this is brutal. in the last few months, you may have seen a number of anti-texting PSA commercials, and you may have been aware that they were directed by Werner Herzog. well, as it turns out those devastating ads were actually snippets of a larger project, a 35-minute documentary about both the victims of vehicular texting accidents as well as those responsible for such accidents. it’s devastating stuff, but Herzog’s unflinching respect for these people allows this short film to be a far more resonant portrait of needless loss and pained survival than you might imagine. well worth a look, but… well, it ain’t easy.
The major studios increasingly rely on a small number of megabudget blockbusters for their profits. But big budgets mean big risks. And the only way to mitigate those risks is to stick with what’s been known to work before. In other words, formula—and the more precise the formula, the better. America’s greatest art form is headed straight, as the Snyderized Star Trek sequel notes, Into Darkness.
Little pictures: 17-year-old Alan Ruck in photos from the Parma Senior High School Yearbook, 1974. (source)
Big picture: 29-year-old Alan Ruck as teenage Cameron in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 1986.
Did you know he was 29 in this film? Crazycakes.
Whoever drew this needs to take a long look at themselves. Not cool.
"Let’s honor the Kent State shootings by turning a Star Wars quote into a pun."