Conquest of the Useless

Conquest of the Useless

Reflections From the Making of Fitzcarraldo

Book - 2009 | 1st ed.
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An account drawn from a diary kept by the revered filmmaker during the 1982 production of "Fitzcarraldo" describes the unique difficulties he faced in creating the film, from cast member clashes to the challenges of moving a 320-ton steamship over a hill.
Publisher: New York : Ecco, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061575532
Branch Call Number: 791.4372 F552h
Characteristics: ix, 306 p. : map ; 24 cm.


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Apr 24, 2014

Herzog sees how entropy take over and describes it matter-of-factly, time and time again. The absurd blends with the tragic beautifully. And to know what Herzog's voice sounds like is the icing on the cake. It is simultaneously elegant, melancholic, and powerful.

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