The White Diamond
First screened in January 2006
Director: Werner Herzog. Documentary. Profile of Graham Dorrington, an English designer, engineer, and pilot of helium-powered airships, who intends to use these craft to survey the rain-forest canopy of Guyana. Twitter Capsule:
Granted, Timothy Treadwell is a hard act to equal, but this doc's arc and character profile feel too predictable.
Consistency and reach of Herzog's visions make even peripheral studies valuable. Still, for someone so moved by rule-breakers, his template has gotten pretty fixed.