Monday, July 11, 2005

Klaus redux

I almost forgot my favorite part of "Aguirre": Klaus is alone on the raft except for a huge tribe of squirrel monkeys. He stalks around the raft going over his insane plans for the future ("I will marry my daughter..") and the monkeys can't get out of his way fast enough. Some bail off the raft completely and head for shore (didn't know the little buggers could swim) but one is too slow and Klaus grabs it and brings it up to his face. He contemplates it for a moment, talks to it, and then with disgust THROWS the monkey off to the side. If there was any doubt in your mind, life IS hard on the little creatures.

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