REVIEW ã Conuest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo

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REVIEW ã Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo ½ ❰Download❯ ✤ Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo Author Werner Herzog – HypnoticIt is ever tempting to try to fathom his restless spirit and his detThe Useless MOBI #244 HypnoticIt is ever tempting to try to fathom his restless spirit and his determination to challenge fateJanet Maslin New York TimesWerner Herzog Grizzly Man is one of the most revered and enigmatic filmmakers of our time and Fitzcarraldo is one of his most honored and admired filmsMore than justHerzogs journal of the Us. Probably the one book I'd take to a desert island or prison Herzog kept a journal making Fitzcarraldo and for some reason wrote in a tiny book in a tiny handwritten font that nearly reuired a magnifying glass to read thankfully it's not reproduced here He wrote uite a bit and not only are some of the stories of making the film utterly fascinating and have checked out as true but Herzog's brutally honest approach is very endearing and at times tragic such as missing his son while he is away filming I like this one a bit than Walking in Ice because Ice is a very solitary journey but Conuest has other characters such as Les Blank Herzog's family at the time the cast and crew local people etc Conuest shows that Herzog is at root a very good writer and I think this book contains some of the best writing he's ever done anywhere be it screenplay the screenplay for Fitzcarraldo could be seen as a companion piece to this book and is also very good especially since it doesn't follow the cookie cutter screenplay format books interviews or narration in documentaries Highly highly recommended


Eless Reflections from eBook #9734 of the making of the monumental problematical motion picture which involved among other things major cast changes and reshoots and the hauling without the use of special effects of a ton Conuest of Kindle steamship over a mountainConuest of the Useless is a work of art unto itself an ian fever dream that. Herzog's massively enjoyable diary effuses wildly tangential impressions mesmerizing kaleidoscopic sensory apprehensions hallucinogenic stories transient characters and ubiuitous dread His core narrative is ethereal; the story progresses primarily as a reaction to Herzog's descriptions of grotesue jungle life and the even grotesue life of an independent filmmaker who wishes to pull a ship over a mountain The result is a type of realism the reality of which arises from a similarity to human memory We remember things the way Herzog describes them here as landscapes characterized by their peaks heightened tangents particular vivid sensations and characters who fade from our lives as uickly and as fully as Mick Jagger disappeared from the Peruvian jungle Herzog's form of description resembles to me Tarkovsky's exposition of memory in his film Mirror which is realistic in the same way If a man could pour his memory into film it would appear on film as in Mirror and on paper as in Herzog's Conuest Highly recommended

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Conquest of the Useless Reflections from the Making of FitzcarraldoEmergedfrom the delirium of the jungleWith fascinating observations about crew and playersincluding Herzogs lead the somewhat demented internationally renowned star Klaus Kinskiand breathtaking insights into the filmmaking process that are uniuely Werner Herzog Conuest of the Useless is an eye opening look into the mind of a cinematic master. This book is only peripherally about the film Fitzcarraldo Yes it talks about the production the actors the budget and but the book itself is really of a look inside Herzog's mind as he works on the film It is fascinating very funny and ultimately very enjoyable I recommend it for all readers not just students of film