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Conquista de lo inútil has ratings and reviews. Lee said: Here’s something to do before the end of the month: read this book and watch Fitzcar. WERNER HERZOG CONQUISTA DE LO INUTIL, LA (Spanish Edition). Stock Image. CONQUISTA DE LO INUTIL, LA (Spanish Edition): WERNER HERZOG. With Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Justo González. In the s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the .

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Much of this documentary deals with the trials and tribulations of that movie’s troubled shoot, but their other four collaborations are also discussed. I said yes; otherwise I would be someone who had no dream left, and without dreams I would not want to live. Blake Dreisbach rated it it was ok Apr intol, There are few more interesting minds on the planet than Werner Herzog’s. Audible Download Audio Books.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This is not just a film diary – it’s nothing near as banal as that – but a collection of images, feelings, waking dreams and visions both delirious and otherwise borne from the chaos of attempting the Herculean feat of hauling a steamboat over a mountain in the rainforest and simultaneously wrangling the colossal ego of the maniacal Klaus Kinskiwhile making an astounding film.

Especially Kinski who, of course, always tries to thrust himself into the spotlight.

His films often feature heroes with impossible dreams or people with unique talents in obscure fields. Leaving my musings aside, this book, the diary Herzog kept while shooting the film, is not about the film. He’s like Ray Bradbury. Not his most interesting book. His strange obsession seems to me a metaphor for the creative insanity of humans and of life itself too – there is a definite connection between the rows of fire ants endlessly carrying things along without quite knowing why – and the crew pulling these two!

This book is a fascinating and hypnotic look into the mind of a genius during the making of one of his most famous films. Like the rest of life was seen through a story focus lens, splitting details away for their fevered qualities.

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This book is almost more about language than any particular film – Herzog’s sentences seem to me sharper and funnier and more peculiarly individuated than those of most contemporary prose writers. Later I forgot they were there, and as I was washing my face I turned toward the window and was filled with terrible panic at seeing the shoes standing there empty, as if no one was climbing in the window.


Ficke composed the score of many of Herzog’s most famous films and passed away in A leit-motif running through the journals is the bizarre quality of the news from civilization that filters down into the jungle: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Brad rated it it was ok Jul 13, Despite this singular quest, film production slowed and stopped sometimes peacefully, sometimes violently, often due to the weather frequently enough for observations, musings, and dreams to interfere and leave their mark.

Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo

A mad diary of the making of Fitzcarraldo, but I responded, half jokingly, that our prayers resembled intense comments directed into a darkened room from which no answer came and which we had to assume was completely empty, conquists even occupied by a large, taciturn guy on a throne, who might be able to hear us but did not even bestow on us so much as an echo from the void, other than the echo xe our stupid hopes and our self-deception.

In my soup, ants and bugs were swimming among the globules of fat. Herzoog there was a dream about hauling a boat over a mountain, then there was the story Fitzcarraldo to male that dream a solid thing, then there was the film, during which a documentary was wernwr which is better than the film, story or dream during which this journal was written and in it you might find the grander meaning of Werner Herzog: Years later, they would share an apartment where, in an unabated, forty-eight-hour fit of rage, Kinski completely destroyed the bathroom.

Open Preview See a Problem? You could say that this documentary provokes more questions than answers, and if you are looking for a straightforward explanation of Kinski’s behaviour and what Herzog REALLY thought about him then maybe you could regard this as a failure.

A Conquista do Inútil: Werner Herzog, o Barão de Iquitos

nitil His films often feature heroes with impossible dreams or people with unique talents in obscure fields. I remember Herzog narrating in his dolorous Teutonic accent over the sounds of jungle creatures, something like, “People think the jungle is beautiful. This was very much Herzog’s determination — in the historical events that Fitzcarraldo is based on, the ship was disassembled and moved, not pulled over intact.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Refresh and try again. But to my surprise this “diar “This book was given to me by accident but sometimes that is the best way of discovering interesting things. Fog-panting and exhausted they stand in this unreal world, in unreal misery -and I, like a stanza in a poem written in an unknown foreign tongue, am shaken to the core.


I am half-way through. Roots writhe in the air. Here is what I thought of it: Pero tampoco de eso estoy seguro. But then Herzog had made two films in the area.

Kinski made many, many movies, many ds them absolutely awful though all worth watching even if only for him.

Kinski might have been a nightmare in person but in this book he is pure comedy. Especially since I got to read passages like this: A dreamscape full of fist- So, if like me, you’ve seen Fitzcaraldo and Burden of Dreams and My Beast Fiend in addition to having read Kinski Uncutis this still worth checking out? In the night, a child cried and it sounded like Wernet. There is a smell of stale urine. Reality, dreams and imagination all flow together with no boundaries. In an interview that I saw, he claims that this is the only diary he has ever kept on a film, and he did it here out of tne need to channel the chaos around him.

Reading his diaries from the movie shoot recalled many of those scenes–Kinski raving cnquista screaming, Herzog looking drawn and dour, animals shrieking, machinery breaking in impressive and dangerous ways, a general aura of doom.

In this personal documentary, Herzog traces the often violent ups and downs of their relationship, revisiting the various locations of their films and talking to the people they worked with. Stubbornly confronting each other, we were pondering the relatedness of the species. Werner Herzog’s poetic, fever-dream account of the making of ‘Fitzcaraldo’ his most famous film, in which a mad opera lover and also, of course, the filmmakers pulled a boat over a mountain in the Amazon jungle.

Oh, sure, he’ll wwerner periodically and go through the motions of extolling, e. In Berlin, an alcoholic man, recently released from prison, joins his elderly friend and a prostitute in a determined dream to leave Germany and seek a better life in Wisconsin.

There were eggs, milk, and vegetables, and anyone who leaves such things in the refrigerator is not away for weeks. This book is basically a collection of these anecdotes, mixed with Herzog’s eccentric musings ed fevered dreams.