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Fitzcarraldo (1982)

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Werner Herzog, producer Lucki Stipetic, and Norman Hill Rating:7.9/10 (11 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by scroll2b on December 12th, 2004:Find all reviews by scroll2b
Now here is a wonderful voice that's perfect for commentaries, and a making-of story that's totally worth your while. Even though Burden of Dreams isn't available on dvd in the US, this commentary by Werner Herzog more than paints the picture of all the struggles behind this film's production. The lead role had to be recast, a real ship had to be taken up a mountain, constant cashflow problems were abound, and of course Kinski's unbearable madness that had to be dealt with. RATED TEN.
Reviewed by Bickle, T. on May 19th, 2009:Find all reviews by Bickle, T.
Herzog’s best track, not to mention one of the best period. Herzog talks in great detail about the plentiful hardships that his film faced. From locations, to violent locals, to the troublesome Kinski; and of course, getting that boat over the mountain.

This is one of the rare tracks that I actually more than the movie itself. Herzog is a poetic, sensitive genius and when he utters a phrase like, “It’s faith that moves mountains,” we actually believe him.