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Title Burden of dreams [videorecording] / a film by Les Blank with Maureen Gosling.

Published [Australia] : Shock (distributor), [2006]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 videodisc (DVD) (ca. 96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Distinction series
Notes "KAL0908"
Special features: Werner Herzog Bio -- Les Blank Bio -- Maureen Gosling Bio -- Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980), a 20-minute film by Les Blank featuring Herzog fulfilling a bet to Errol Morris -- Photo Slideshow.
Credits Producer, director, Les Blank
Performers Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski ; narrator Candace Laughlin.
Notes Filmed on location in the Amazon.
Summary A chilling account of German filmmaker Werner Herzog?s obsession to complete the painfully plagued jungle shooting of his film Fitzcarraldo. Disaster after disaster befalls Herzog's tale of a penniless opera-mad dreamer (Klaus Kinski) who risks everything to build a grand opera house in the jungle river port of Iquitos. Burden Of Dreams grows into a fascinating record of an obsessed genius and his battle to finish the project in the face of plane crashes, torrential rains, attacks by armed, hostile Indians, the loss of several leading actors, and the eruption of a full-fledged border war around him. A unique glimpse of where film mirrors reality as Herzog is actually experiencing what his lead character is meant to.
Audience Censorship rating: M.
Original Version Originally released as a motion picture 1982
System notes DVD region 0 ; colour recording system: PAL
Language notes In English, German, Spanish and indigenous Peruvian languages, with optional English subtitles; closed captioned.
Other author Blank, Les.
Gosling, Maureen.
Herzog, Werner, 1942-
Kinski, Klaus.
Laughlin, Candace.
Subject Herzog, Werner, 1942-
Fitzcarraldo (Motion picture)
Motion pictures -- Production and direction.
Publisher Number KAL0908 Shock