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Rigour And Play: Laurie Anderson's Favourite Films
Mat Colegate , January 22nd, 2016 09:27

On a recent visit to London the performance artist, director and musician took time out to talk about her 13 favourite films with Mat Colegate


Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982)

I love it because it's really a film about making a film and how you get all the crew to bring the boat through the jungle. It's kind of a how-to film. Also I just finished the book by Herzog, Conquest Of The Useless. It's a book that he wrote about the making of Fitzcarraldo. It's an incredibly beautifully written book. I really think that without film he'd be a prolific and amazing author. The way he describes each scene in the book is like another parallel movie. He's completely prolific - I don't know how many films he's done. I also like them for their voice-over qualities because I'm a sucker for that kind of thing. It's the contrast between the professorial voice-over and the dreamy images.