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The public rants are famous
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:42am

but there are rumours that he did that to attract attention. It is interesting to see old TV shows he appeared upon where he just tried to derail things by acting like a spoilt child and everybody still trying to be nice and understanding and civil while he heaped insults on them. Makes you wonder.

The Herzog documentary really is a must see and for me it was interesting to see his perfectionist approach to acting.

Not an easy character and shrouded in myths, many of them of his own making.

  • Yep, Kinski was underrated -- if a bit Mad, to be sure. ;) I could never be confident whether his insane, public Rants were an Act or a Cry for Help. I discovered the work of Werner Herzog thru... more
    • The public rants are famous — Maggie, Sun Feb 18 9:42am
      • With the exception of...DCG, Sun Feb 18 10:25pm
        ..."not an easy character" (at least a lot of people have reported he's "easier" than a Kinski-type), the rest of that sentence applies exactly to Sergio Leone, too: "...shrouded in myths, many of... more
      • Read this on WikipediaDoc, Sun Feb 18 9:32pm
        "By May 1945, at the end of the war in Europe, the German POWs were anxious to return home. Kinski had heard that sick prisoners were to be returned first, and tried to qualify by standing outside... more
        • One presumes...DCG, Sun Feb 18 10:32pm
          ...that Wise & Baron's INTERNATIONAL STARS AT WAR (from which your above quote is extracted) is properly researched and therefore there's some substance to this detail of Kinski's life...but I'd... more
          • That sounds just likeMaggie, Mon Feb 19 2:05am
            Kinskiesque (as opposed to Kafkaesque) behaviour. And like a tall story, that learned to walk on it's own, too... No way to tell! We all know what kind of crap can end up in print (remember the blue... more
            • In/Sanity, Acting & the Media (incl. LVC)DCG, Tue Feb 20 11:29am
              My approach to discerning Reality from Fantasy is researching til I discover at minimum 3 Reputable Sources (*not* Some Blogger's Opinion, natch) that provide support for whichever angle on a detail... more
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