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Author Herzog, Werner, 1942-

Title Conquest of the useless : reflections from the making of Fitzcarraldo / Werner Herzog ; translated from the German by Krishna Winston.

Imprint New York : Ecco, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    791.4372 HER    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description ix, 306 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Note "Originally published in Germany as Der Eroberung des Nutzlosen by Carl Hanser Verlag in 2004"--T.p. verso.
Summary One of the most revered filmmakers of our time, Werner Herzog wrote this diary during the making of Fitzcarraldo, the lavish 1982 film that tells the story of a would-be rubber baron who pulls a steamship over a hill in the Amazon jungle in order to access a rich rubber territory. Later, Herzog spoke of his difficulties when making the film, including casting problems, reshoots, language barriers, epic clashes with the star, and the logistics of moving a 320-ton steamship over a hill without the use of special effects. Hailed by critics around the globe, the film went on to win Herzog the 1982 Outstanding Director Prize at Cannes. Herzog's diary is a glimpse into the mind of a genius during the making of one of his greatest achievements.--From publisher description.
Subject Herzog, Werner, 1942- -- Diaries.
Fitzcarraldo (Motion picture)
Motion picture producers and directors -- Germany -- Diaries.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction.
Added Author Winston, Krishna.
Added Title Eroberung des Nutzlosen. English
ISBN 9780061575532

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