Movies|Review: ‘Lo and Behold,’ the Danger, and Potential, of the Digital Revolution

By A. O. SCOTT August 18, 2016 “Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World” is Werner Herzog’s documentary about the internet. For some readers, that sentence will be sufficient. One of our most intellectually ambitious filmmakers — a self-professed seeker of ecstatic truths, a tireless foot soldier of cinema — tackles what he calls “one of the greatest revolutions” humanity has experienced. The combination of Mr. Herzog’s doggedly curious sensibility and the mysteries of the digital universe seems both improbable and irresistible. In the course of a singularly peripatetic career, that curiosity has most often taken Mr. Herzog, who will turn 74 on Labor Day, into frontier zones where civilization gives way to wildness. He has ventured into Antarctica, Alaska, the jungles of the Amazon and the forests of his native Germany…


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