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Video: Werner Herzog Saves Joaquin Phoenix

Video: Werner Herzog Saves Joaquin Phoenix

Coinciding with today’s DVD release of Werner Herzog‘s “My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?” is an animated short titled “When Herzog Rescued Phoenix” depicting the time that the German filmmaker saved Joaquin Phoenix from an accident when the actor-turned-“I’m Still Here” subject flipped his car. The story is true, one of the many strange tales making up the legend of Herzog, and occurred back in January 2006. In fact, the short features audio narration by the filmmaker, presumably from an old interview. The visuals were done by Sascha Ciezata, who previously made “When Lynch Met Lucas,” employing real audio of David Lynch talking about being considered to direct “Return of the Jedi.” Watch the clip after the jump and let me know if you agree that “I’m Still Here” would have been better with Herzog at the helm. Or at least with him providing narration.

[via Movieline]

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