May 28, 2009
Trailer for Werner Herzog's Bad Lieutenant
Lots of snorting, lots of shooting.
The movie's second title is "Port of Call New Orleans", which prompted the star of the movie Nicolas Cage to suggest it could turn into a Herzogian franchise: "You could have Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call London next. It could happen!"
I request "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call Amazon Jungle", please.
Nicolas Cage has been either forgettably bland or teeth-gnashingly earnest in most of the movies he's done for the last 10 or 15 years, with only a few exceptions (Adaptation? I guess?) But judging from the trailer, it looks like he approaches this role with the same flailing desperation as he did with Leaving Las Vegas or Bringing Out the Dead. Every once in a while, he comes out with something pretty great.
It also stars Val Kilmer and Eva Mendes, and Xzibit and Jennifer Coolidge, which sounds sort of nuts, but I bet Werner Herzog somehow pulls the whole crazy thing together.
From an earlier interview with Herzog: "I have no idea who Abel Ferrara is."
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