Conquest of the Useless: Reflections on the Making of FITZCARRALDO by Werner Herzog

A funny thing happened on the way to LAX last Friday. I will admit to never having seen "Fitzcarraldo". But I was thoroughly rivited by the NPR interview with the film's director-dreamer Werner Herzog  that I listened to on the way to the airport to collect Frank Frost who was arriving for the National Film Retreat: NPR: Werner Herzog Reveals Intense Private Journals (You can listen to it, which I recommend, or download a transcript). The New York Times reviewed CONQUEST OF THE USELESS: … [Read more...]