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Burden of Dreams

Spine #287



Release:
May 10, 2005
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Burden of Dreams



Directed By: Les Blank
Starring: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, Mick Jagger
Licensor: Flower Films

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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 native Indians 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.

Supplements
  • Audio commentary by director Les Blank, editor and sound recordist Maureen Gosling, and Fitzcarraldo director Werner Herzog
  • Dreams and Burdens, a new 38-minute video interview with Herzog
  • Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980), a 20-minute film by Blank featuring Herzog fulfilling a bet
  • Deleted scenes
  • Photo gallery of images taken by Gosling
  • Theatrical trailer

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