What is missing is something new - clarity, insight, outrage. Instead, its understatement is ultimately its undoing.
you have totally missed the point of this documentary and that is your undoing Betsy. Although Herzog clearly started the film by his opposition to the death penalty, he gave us with full and not just one sided perspective of things but all the people around it including the families of the victims which could not get more emotional and heartfelt along the way and the fact that you cannot see this probably shows you are a very cold hearted emotionless person or who expects a hollywood style dramatic moments which you will never get such a cheap statement from herzog.
Apr 1 - 01:36 PM
I think one of the key things Werner said in this film was this " I don't have to like you, but you are a human being and I don't think a human being should be executed".He goes on to let everyone else, in the documentary, express their opinions and views; Even if they go against what he believes. Werner takes it further by asking succinct questions about their views and personal lives, before and after the murders.
The director wants YOU to take it all in and make a decision yourself. That's the true testament of a well done documentary. He covered many angles and perspective rather objectively. I don't understand why you want a Michael Moore, hand holding, type of "documentary".
May 1 - 09:29 AM
The point of a documentary isn't to tell you what to think - the point is to document the truth. If you think "outrage" is a missing component of this film then you clearly have no nderstanding of the medium. The fact people like this are considered professional film critics is astounding.
Oct 3 - 02:16 PM