Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo

Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo

Werner Herzog


“Hypnotic….It is ever tempting to aim to fathom his stressed spirit and his decision to problem fate.”

—Janet Maslin, New York Times

 

Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) is likely one of the so much respected and enigmatic filmmakers of our time, and Fitzcarraldo is one among his so much venerated and prominent films. More than just Herzog’s magazine of the making of the huge, not easy movie, which concerned, between different issues, significant solid alterations and reshoots, and the hauling (without using lighting tricks) of a 360-ton steamship over a mountain Conquest of the lifeless is  a piece of artwork unto itself, an Amazonian fever dream that emerged from the delirium of the jungle. With attention-grabbing observations approximately team and players—including Herzog’s lead, the a bit demented the world over well known famous person Klaus Kinski—and breathtaking insights into the filmmaking approach which are uniquely Werner Herzog, Conquest of the lifeless is an eye-opening inspect the brain of a cinematic master.

Show sample text content

Download sample