I know I have highlighted a number of videos recently, but this one was just too good to pass up:
Werner Herzog is an acclaimed director of recent films such as The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans and the documentary Grizzly Man. Herzog is well known for his controversial themes and messages within his films. He often creates complicated moral issues for the subjects of the film to deal with, often times without story boards and with much improvisation in his direction while filming. So what is he doing reading Where’s Waldo?
This is not actually Werner Herzog interpreting the Where’s Waldo franchise but Ryan Iverson of Stupid is the New Awesome with a great impersonation. Along the same vein we also have Werner Herzog reading Curious George, Madeline, and a personal childhood favorite of mine, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. With his reputation for controversy and askew perception these stories may be valid examples of what we could expect if Herzog were to turn his penetrative gaze upon the literal story behind classic children books.
I caution you though, while this interpretation of Where’s Waldo turns a reflective eye upon the reader, the other stories manage to deal far more in the psychology of the characters within the story. If you prefer to retain your distant memories and associated youthfully optimistic and abstract interpretations of these stories perhaps it would be best to avoid the other readings.