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Burden of Dreams

(DVD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Goes behind the scenes in the making of Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo, the story of one man's attempt to build an opera house deep in the Amazon jungle. Filmmaker Les Blank captured the production, made perilous by Herzog's determination not to use models or special effects.
Title: Burden of dreams
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: [United States] : Janus Films : Criterion Collection [2005]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in. +,1 booklet (77 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Notes: Originally released in 1982.
Special features: audio commentary by Les Blank, Maureen Gosling and Werner Herzog; Dreams and burdens, a 38 minute interview with Werner Herzog; Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe: a 20 minute film featuring Herzog fulfilling a bet; deleted scenes; photo gallery; theatrical trailer.
Summary: Goes behind the scenes in the making of Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo, the story of one man's attempt to build an opera house deep in the Amazon jungle. Filmmaker Les Blank captured the production, made perilous by Herzog's determination not to use models or special effects.
Audience: MPAA rating Not rated.
ISBN: 078003001X
9780780030015
Statement of Responsibility: Flower Films ; a film by Les Blank with Maureen Gosling ; narration written by Michael Goodwin ; produced and directed by Les Blank
Performers: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, Mick Jagger; narrated by Candace Laughlin.
System Details: DVD; region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Other Language: In English, German, Spanish and indigenous Peruvian languages, with optional English subtitles; closed captioned.
Subject Headings: Herzog, Werner, 1942- Fitzcarraldo (Motion picture) Motion pictures Production and direction.
Genre/Form: Documentary films.
Topical Term: Motion pictures
Publisher No: BUR120
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Aug 11, 2011
  • _o_ rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

For a complete picture, make sure to view the interview with Herzog in special features.

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