Film Review: Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams for Bomb Magazine

Werner Herzog wants us to be aliens. The filmmaker is a man from outer space. His wide-eyed wonder sometimes tries my patience, as showing around an out of towner can begin as an opportunity to have a chance encounter with my own city but quickly becomes obnoxious. One can’t go around marveling at every skyscraper. But is it an adaptive skill to take these marvels of engineering for granted or have our aesthetic senses become too dull to marvel?

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Directed by Werner Herzog. Photo by Marc Valesella