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First 3D documentary, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, is great cinema

Werner Herzog has made a career of taking bold steps forward in the world of filmmaking. He famously stole his first film camera from the Munich Film School, using it to make Aguirre, The Wrath of God; he is the only director to shoot a film on every continent; and when his friend Errol Morris finally made his debut film, Herzog kept to his word and ate his own shoe. Werner Herzog, is in short, a little unhinged. But this hasn’t stopped him from being brilliant. In his newest documentary, Caves of Forgotten Dreams, he visits the Chauvet Cave, the location of mankind’s earliest works of art, and asks rather large questions about our place in history, our place in the world, and our place within nature. Continue reading