"Barring Morgan Freeman, Herzog may be the most iconic narrator of all time."
Don't be silly. David Attenborough is the most iconic narrator of all-time.
The British industry isn't anywhere near the US one anyway. Why do you think all the Brits are working over there.
"No one would see the film in the first place if it didn't have someone that everyone knows in it." - So nobody saw The Blair Witch Project, Super 8, Napoleon Dynamite, Paranormal Activity??? The list goes on. Some people want to see the film because they want to see it, not because it has someone everyone knows. Look at all of Johnny Depp's flops such as Rum Diary, Mortdecai, and The Lone Ranger. And all of De Niro's flops, and again, the list goes on.
Shame there isn't a cinema like this anywhere remotely near me that shows so many obscure films and on 35mm
What a stupid comment. The man is a veteran and if you want to be a serious "photographer/ cinematographer" then you would respect him and his intelligence in the field. You would also be aware that ALL highly successful photographers and cinematographers have used, and still use film in their work, even today, when it's so called "Dead".
Seriously though, have you seen how gorgeous this film looks? I dare you to do better.