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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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Cast

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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World See more »

Filming Locations:

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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Herzog says Elon Musk was very shy on camera, sometimes pausing for minutes at a time before replying to Werner Herzog's questions. See more »

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Himself - Interviewer and Narrator: This is the campus of the University of California in Los Angeles. Today, no one of the students is aware that this is ground zero of one of the biggest revolutions we as humans are experiencing. One of the science buildings here is considered the birthplace of the internet.
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Fascinating if disjointed wander through the subject
19 November 2016 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

The internet is only a small subject for those that (like me) see it in the simple terms of what I know I do on it – check emails, read information, etc. However with such an expansive subject it was a good thing that the curious mind of Herzog was given the project of examining it in this film. I have read some people complain about the weakness of this film as a 'documentary', with comments about how key players such as Mark Zuckerberg and others are not included; the answer to such criticism is in the title, because this is not a documentary so much as it is a reverie, which is to say a musing and free-floating daydream through the subject.

In the editing suite this was obviously reined in somewhat because the film is structured into broad chapters. This helps the film be watchable, but importantly does not lose the sense of drifting through the subject with plenty to think about but nothing too solid that would break the state of reverie. Whether or not this works for you will depend on the individual, but Herzog's style made it work for me because he drives this approach with his angles and his line of thought (although he often seems less present than in some other of his films). It doesn't all fit together neatly of course, and at times tonally it is uneven, but mostly it is a quite fascinating wander through the ideas and connections of the internet, and is well worth seeing for what it leaves you with as much as what it offers directly.


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