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Don Shanahan of Every Movie Has a Lesson muses with Werner Herzog's documentary "Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World"

Leave it to renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog to hit you with a buffet’s worth of food for thought.  His musings on the origins of the internet and its growing ramifications, both positive and negative, on this modern world are sternly served in his new documentary “Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World.”  Scintillating one minute and sobering the next, this film is required viewing for anyone who has seen how far we’ve come with connectivity and wonders fearfully just how high this Icarus of technology can fly towards the Sun before it melts and crashes back to Earth. 9 more words

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Review: Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Werner Herzog made a documentary about the Internet, specifically regarding our increasing reliance on it in our daily lives and on global bases, and about the strides being made in the robotics field. 78 more words

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Review: 'Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World'

In the opening scene of Werner Herzog’s documentary about the wide ranging scope and social immersion of what we now know as ‘the internet,’ a computer scientist stands next to a hulking mass of machinery that served as one of the first computer terminals built as part of the ‘Arpanet’ in the 60’s. 530 more words

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Werner Herzog's "Lo and Behold" (and the Mud Guy)

Werner Herzog may well be our greatest living filmmaker, with a body of work spanning decades and as diverse as Aguirre, the Wrath of God (a film about a crazed conquistador), and his current documentary, Lo and Behold, an often disturbing exploration of the Internet. 792 more words

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Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

Director: Werner Herzog

On first glance, Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World seems to have arrived a little too late—the considerations of the Internet’s effect on our culture, the theories behind Artificial Intelligence, and the addictions to a cyber-world have all been in the conversation for many years. 202 more words

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