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

PG-13 | | Documentary | 19 August 2016 (USA)
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Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

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Werner Herzog

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Werner Herzog
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Werner Herzog ... Self - Interviewer and Narrator (voice)
Leonard Kleinrock ... Self - Computer Scientist
Bob Kahn Bob Kahn ... Self - Electrical Engineer, Co-Inventor of the TCP-IP Protocols
Danny Hillis Danny Hillis ... Self - Author of 'The Pattern on the Stone: The Simple Ideas That Make Computers Work'
Ted Nelson Ted Nelson ... Self - Internet Pioneer
Adrien Treuille Adrien Treuille ... Self - Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University
Sebastian Thrun Sebastian Thrun ... Self - Computer Scientist, Stanford University
Raj Rajkumar Raj Rajkumar ... Self - Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Joydeep Biswas Joydeep Biswas ... Self - Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lesli Catsouras Lesli Catsouras ... Self - Family of Nikki Catsouras
Christos Catsouras Christos Catsouras ... Self - Family of Nikki Catsouras
Christina Catsouras Christina Catsouras ... Self - Family of Nikki Catsouras
Danielle Catsouras Danielle Catsouras ... Self - Family of Nikki Catsouras
Kira Catsouras Kira Catsouras ... Self - Family of Nikki Catsouras
Felix James Lockman Felix James Lockman ... Self - Astronomer, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (as Jay Lockman)
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Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

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On October 29, 1969, the internet was born. Human life hasn't been the same since. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz has a prominent tattoo on her left shoulder of the horse drawings at Chauvet Cave, a major focus of Werner Herzog's 2010 documentary, Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010). See more »

Quotes

Professor Leonard Kleinrock: [Referring to the Interface Message Processor] That machine over there is the first piece of the internet equipment ever installed.
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Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Written by Roy Turk and Lou Handman
Performed by Elvis Presley
Published by Bourne Co and Cromwell Music, Inc
Courtesy of RCA Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World: Mixed bag
1 September 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World is a documentary by famed documentary film maker Werner Herzog. The guy has no niche, no area of expertise and has made films on everything from bears to volcanos to criminals and certainly has his way of doing things.

This is a documentary on how the internet has shaped the modern world but it's flaw is it's lack of direction and instead bounces from one aspect of this digital world to the next rather randomly.

It covers artificial intelligence and robots, it tells the origins of the internet, it touches upon the darkside of the net and gaming addictions and to those who insist on living without it.

Though there are certainly some interesting parts the whole thing feels detrived and purposeless. I'd have rather seen a documentary that touches on one single aspect of a subject as broad as this.

Watchable but not one of his best works and a tad chaotic for my liking.

The Good:

Well made

Some very interesting moments

The Bad:

Herzog is a truly awful interviewer

Documentary has no direction

Things I learnt from this movie:

If you own a Porche you make sure everyone knows, you don't acknowledge that you have a car.......it's a porche

The internet is literally the anti-Christ


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Release Date:

19 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$114,273, 21 August 2016

Gross USA:

$594,912

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$765,796
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Saville Productions See more »
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1.78 : 1
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