History Film / Fitzcarraldo

30th Jan '18 8:08:10 PM jamespolk
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* OminousFog, combined with
** OminousLatinChanting, to set a generally foreboding mood, over the opening credits.
16th Jan '18 2:33:31 PM jamespolk
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Creator/ClaudiaCardinale plays Fitzcarraldo's wife Molly.
21st Nov '17 4:38:36 PM eroock
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* MundaneObjectAmazement: the Indians stare in awe at a block of ice that Fitzcarraldo presents to them.

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* MundaneObjectAmazement: the The Indians stare in awe at a block of ice that Fitzcarraldo presents to them.
21st Nov '17 4:37:55 PM eroock
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* TenMinuteRetirement: The Indians abandon the project after one of their men gets killed, but decide to return the next day to finish what they have started.



* ManInWhite: Fitzcarraldo, [[LimitedWardrope all the way]].

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* ManInWhite: Fitzcarraldo, [[LimitedWardrope [[LimitedWardrobe all the way]].



* TenMinuteRetirement: The Indians abandon the project after one of their men gets killed, but decide to return the next day to finish what they have started.
21st Nov '17 4:36:17 PM eroock
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* GodGuise: Subverted. In order to get the manpower to drag the boat up the mountain, Fitzcarraldo and his crew try convincing a bunch of natives who conveniently have a legend about a divine power with a white vessel that Fitzcarraldo is a God. The natives inform them that they weren't born yesterday, but decide to help out anyway in exchange for ice.
* ItsQuietTooQuiet

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* GodGuise: Subverted. In order to get the manpower to drag the boat up the mountain, Fitzcarraldo and his crew try convincing a bunch of natives who conveniently have a legend about a divine power with a white vessel that Fitzcarraldo is a God. The natives inform them that they weren't born yesterday, but decide to help out anyway in exchange for ice.
reasons only revealed later.
* ItsQuietTooQuietItsQuietTooQuiet: The captain mentions that he doesn't like the silence after the JungleDrums stopped playing.



* ManInWhite: Fitzcarraldo.

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* ManInWhite: Fitzcarraldo.Fitzcarraldo, [[LimitedWardrope all the way]].



* SpiritualSuccessor - to ''Film/AguirreTheWrathOfGod'', except on the other end of the above mentioned scale.

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* SpiritualSuccessor SpiritualAntithesis - to ''Film/AguirreTheWrathOfGod'', except being placed on the other end of the above mentioned scale.



* UglyGuyHotWife: Klaus Kinski doesn't hold a candle to Claudia Cardinale.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The real Fitzgerald very sensibly disassembled the boat into several pieces before attempting to pull it up the slope.

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* UglyGuyHotWife: Klaus Kinski doesn't hold a candle to Claudia Cardinale.
Cardinale. [[note]]That said, the director's first choice for the role, [[http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h411/eroock/jason-Robards-in-Fitzcarraldo.jpg~original Jason Robards]], was a much better fit visually but sickness forced him to abandon the project.[[/note]]
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The true Carlos Fermin Fitzcarrald was a Peruvian rubber baron, the son of an Irish-American father and a Peruvian mother, who developed the Madre de Dios basin by portaging a ship overland. Unlike his film counterpart the real Fitzgerald very sensibly disassembled decided to disassemble the boat into several pieces before attempting to pull it up the slope. slope.
20th Nov '17 6:41:18 PM eroock
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* ExpositionDiagram: Fitzcarraldo draws up a map to explain his big plan for the captain.

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* ExpositionDiagram: Fitzcarraldo draws up a map to explain his big plan for to the captain.
20th Nov '17 6:39:55 PM eroock
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!!Provides Examples Of:

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!!Provides Examples Of:
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* AllForNothing: Fitzcarraldo's dream of becoming a rubber baron (and in extension, to open up an opera in the city) is over when the Indians sent his boat into the rapids in order to appease their river god.
* BatheHerAndBringHerToMe: A gender-flipped example with Molly tongue-in-cheek asking her servants to bath and bring Fitzcarraldo to her room.
* BookEnds: Fitzcarraldo's first scene is paddling in a small motor boat. His last scene is standing atop a 300-ton cargo ship.
* ChekhovsGun: Cholo's dynamite which he showcases earlier.
* ChekhovsSkill: Fitzcarraldo being able to produce ice via a chemical reaction proves helpful later when he uses this skill to impress the Indians.


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* DoNotGoGentle: Cholo tells the captain to wake him when the Indians attack, as he wants to "brighten up my last hour with a little fireworks."


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* TheEdwardianEra: The setting of the film is the beginning of the 1900s with this era and its fashion in full swing.


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* ExpositionDiagram: Fitzcarraldo draws up a map to explain his big plan for the captain.


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* JungleDrums: The drums of the tribes can be heard as the boat floats through dangerous territory.
* LineInTheSand: Fitzcarraldo asking his crew to step forward if they wanted to turn back. Nobody does but the next day they are off anyway.


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* MundaneObjectAmazement: the Indians stare in awe at a block of ice that Fitzcarraldo presents to them.


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* TenMinuteRetirement: The Indians abandon the project after one of their men gets killed, but decide to return the next day to finish what they have started.
20th Nov '17 6:32:20 PM eroock
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* RiverOfInsanity: Even more off-camera.
--> '''Werner Herzog''': Kinski always says [nature] is full of erotic elements. I don’t see it so much as erotic. I see it more as full of obscenity.... Nature here is violent, base. I wouldn’t see anything erotical here. I would see fornication, and asphyxiation, and choking, and fighting for survival,... just rotting away. Of course there is lots of misery but it is to say misery that is all around us. The trees here are in misery, the birds here are in misery. I don't think they sing, they just ''screech in pain''.
20th Nov '17 6:31:51 PM eroock
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* MadArtist: Kinski. He was so enraged during the production that the natives offered to ''kill him'' for Herzog. '''And Herzog actually considered it'''.
** Some years later, Herzog made a documentary recounting his adventures with Kinski during the making of this movie entitled ''[[IncrediblyLamePun My Best Fiend]]''.
20th Nov '17 6:31:23 PM eroock
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* CoolBoat: The ''Molly Aida''.
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