Herzog, the experimental poet. Nothing more than ethereal contemplation of inert landscapes and the extraction of life through human's means of communication, both verbal and artistic. Concrete imagery collides with abstract imagery, mythologies of creationism and Leonard Cohen's dissonant soundtrack as a struggle between life and death. Impressionism abounds, but also human intimacy in desolate landscapes through:
i, Creation.- God's intervention in the edifice of life and its functioning systems
ii. Paradise.- Human's search for a balance in the established order of natural things, divinely designed
iii. The Golden Age.- A conciliation between the two, where woman and man can find a harmonic coexistence and, as both predators and prays, find an equilibrium through God's guidance in what is, ultimately, a seemingly peaceful but inherently violent range of ecosystems.
Extremely impressive. I have the hypothesis that Herzog was experimenting more with his own ideas and perceptions towards the "distant" rather than with cinema itself.