Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo (Paperback)
  • Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo (Paperback)
zoom

Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo (Paperback)

(author)
£9.99
Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 01/07/2010
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
A vision had seized hold of me, like the demented fury of a hound that has sunk its teeth into the leg of a deer carcass and is shaking and tugging so frantically that the hunter gives up trying to calm him. It was the vision of a large steamship scaling a hill under its own steam, while above this natural landscape soars the voice of Caruso...One of the most revered of contemporary filmmakers, Werner Herzog kept a diary during the making of "Fitzcarraldo", the lavish 1982 film that tells the story of a would-be robber baron who pulls a steamship over a hill 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. Fitzcarraldo was hailed by critics around the globe, and won Herzog the 1982 Outstanding Director Prize at Cannes. "Conquest of the Useless", his diary on his fever dream in the Amazon jungle, is an extraordinary glimpse into the mind of a genius during the making of one of his greatest achievements.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9780061575549
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 203 x 135 x 18 mm

You may also be interested in...

Bernardo Bertolucci
Added to basket
Allen, Woody
Added to basket
£5.95
Paperback
Conquest of the Useless
Added to basket
Wes Anderson Collection
Added to basket
The Kid Stays in the Picture
Added to basket
Ayoade on Ayoade
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Sculpting in Time
Added to basket
Hitchcock's Magic
Added to basket
Role Models
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Added to basket
Walt Disney
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Derek Jarman's Sketchbooks
Added to basket
Of Walking In Ice
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
David Lynch
Added to basket
£17.99
Paperback
The World is Ever Changing
Added to basket
Lynch on Lynch
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.