Thursday, November 05, 2009

Dr. Gene Scott - "God's Angry Man" (1980)

You either loved him or hated him, but either way, you couldn't stop watching. This short film is a cult classic! I wish Werner Herzog would release it on DVD. Doc was misunderstood by most people in his ways of doing things, but he got things done. I miss my Pastor.

"God's Angry Man"
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Directed by                         Werner Herzog
Starring                               Gene Scott
Release date(s)                  1980
Running time                      43 minutes
Language                            English

God's Angry Man is a 1980 documentary film about Gene Scott, directed by Werner Herzog. The film was produced for television.

The film consists of footage of Scott on the set of his television program Festival of Faith and interviews with Scott and Scott's parents conducted by Herzog. The footage from Scott's television program focuses almost exclusively on his fundraising efforts and an elaborate rant against the FCC. Scott at one point refuses to speak until his viewers pledge an additional $600. After a minute's silence, he yells angrily at the camera until a production assistant informs him that they had already received $700. Scott represents the FCC on his show by a cymbal-banging monkey toy.

Watch the film God's Angry Man Below.

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