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Aro Favourite Burden of Dreams


USA 1982, 95 minutes
Dir. Les Blank
Genres: Documentary / Film History


Aroview: Les Blank's most famous film sticks with Werner Herzog through the thick and thin of the Amazon jungle during the notoriously troubled shooting of FITZCARRALDO, itself a film about an obsessed idealist. The difficult location is helped none by Herzog's uncompromising pursuit of authenticity, culminating in a bizzare struggle to haul a full-scale steam boat over a steep rise. A fascinating one-off.

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DVD includes "Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe" (1980), a 20-minute film by Les Blank featuring Herzog fulfilling a bet to Errol Morris.

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