History Film / Fitzcarraldo

17th Jul '17 11:38:28 AM Morgenthaler
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The movie is famous for its TroubledProduction, lasting more than four years, where Herzog really dragged a 320-ton boat over the land (with an inclination of 40 degrees) using methods even more difficult than the ones used by the real man. Also, the raving personality of KlausKinski got loose because of the isolation and the technical difficulties. It was so epic that a documentary of the making of the film was made, ''Burden of Dreams''.

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The movie is famous for its TroubledProduction, lasting more than four years, where Herzog really dragged a 320-ton boat over the land (with an inclination of 40 degrees) using methods even more difficult than the ones used by the real man. Also, the raving personality of KlausKinski Creator/KlausKinski got loose because of the isolation and the technical difficulties. It was so epic that a documentary of the making of the film was made, ''Burden of Dreams''.
4th Feb '16 5:41:20 PM Prfnoff
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'''''Fitzcarraldo''''' is a 1982 film written and directed by Creator/WernerHerzog. Itís based on the life of real rubber baron Carlos Fitzcarrald.

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'''''Fitzcarraldo''''' ''Fitzcarraldo'' is a 1982 film written and directed by Creator/WernerHerzog. Itís based on the life of real rubber baron Carlos Fitzcarrald.
7th May '15 9:15:14 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* EnforcedMethodActing: The rapids the boat was sailing on with Kinski on it? All real.
7th May '15 9:15:00 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* MenAreUncultured: Averted. Fitzcarraldo is a big fan of operas and even knows the names of composers, each one of their works, and background information about them.
7th May '15 9:14:06 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally Fitzcarraldo was played by Jason Robards and had [[Music/TheRollingStones Mick Jagger]] as an assistant. After they pulled out (Robards got very sick and his doctor forbade him to return, and Jagger couldn't stay with the film throughout its numerous delays while also keeping his commitments with the Stones), Herzog considered using JackNicholson and even himself in the titular role.
7th May '15 9:13:25 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* TroubledProduction: To put it briefly, Herzog felt that the best way to invoke the madness involved in moving a multi-ton steamship across miles of dense jungle was to [[ShapedLikeItself actually move a multi-ton steamship across miles of dense jungle]], using methods that were actually more difficult and less efficient than those used in the actual event. To say this was a stressful experience would be an understatement.
7th May '15 9:12:50 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Herzog also qualifies, because in spite of all the trials and tribulations of the film, he never stopped working on it.
* DoingItForTheArt: There is no other reason for Herzog to pull this dangerous and crazy stunt.
31st Oct '13 12:21:55 PM Specialist290
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* TroubledProduction: Oh yeah.

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* TroubledProduction: Oh yeah.To put it briefly, Herzog felt that the best way to invoke the madness involved in moving a multi-ton steamship across miles of dense jungle was to [[ShapedLikeItself actually move a multi-ton steamship across miles of dense jungle]], using methods that were actually more difficult and less efficient than those used in the actual event. To say this was a stressful experience would be an understatement.
5th Oct '13 9:02:23 PM hereforgood
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first time we see Fitzcarraldo, he's rushing with his wife to get to an opera premiere. All of Fitzcarraldo's love for opera along with his insane devotion to it come out in this moment. In essence, all of his magnificent character.
--> '''Porter''': Sir, Madame! This is a gala performance!
--> '''Fitzcarraldo''': We come from lquitos, one thousand two hundred miles down the Amazon. I had to row because our motor broke down.
--> '''Molly''': Look at his hands!
--> ''Fitzcarraldo holds up bloodied and bandaged hands''
--> '''Fitzcarraldo''': For two nights I've been rowing to see Caruso once in my life!
3rd Oct '13 8:48:50 PM hereforgood
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* MenAreUncultured: Averted. Fitzcarraldo is a big fan of operas and even knows the names of composers.

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* MenAreUncultured: Averted. Fitzcarraldo is a big fan of operas and even knows the names of composers.composers, each one of their works, and background information about them.
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