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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5 stars (Exceptional) Outstanding documentary on the greatest project of Herzog. More interesting than Fitzcarraldo itself, with him saying how much he hates the jungle. Surely a love/hate relationship revealing the complexity which makes him such an amazing filmmaker~Sandy
DVD includes "Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe" (1980), a 20-minute film by Les Blank featuring Herzog fulfilling a bet to Errol Morris.