Burden of Dreams

Burden of Dreams

DVD - 2005
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Walter Herzog's film Fitzcarraldo is the story of one man's attempt to build an opera house in the Amazon jungle. Filmmaker Les Blank captured the production, made perilous by Herzog's determination not to use models or special effects. For nearly five years, acclaimed German filmmaker Werner Herzog desperately tried to complete one of the most ambitious and difficult films of his career--Fitzcarraldo, the story of one man's attempt to build an opera house deep in the Amazon jungle. Documentary filmmaker Les Blank captured the unfolding of this production, made more perilous by Herzog's determination to shoot the most daunting scenes without models or special effects, including a sequence requiring hundreds of indigenous Peruvians to pull a full-size, 320-ton steamship over a small mountain. The result is an extraordinary document of the filmmaking process and a unique look into the single-minded mission of one of cinema's most fearless directors.
Published: [Irvington, New York] :, The Criterion Collection,, [2005]
ISBN: 9781681431253
1681431254
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4302 BUR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in. +,1 fold-out insert.
DVD video, 4 3/4 in., rda
digital, optical, mono, Dolby Digital 1.0, rda
laser optical, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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