Directed by Werner Herzog
Werner Herzog has so far failed to impress me with his films, which I am sure has kept him up many nights. This one made a bigger impact, although the fact that Herzog exploited natives for the sake of this movie dampens my enthusiasm a bit.
Fitzcarraldo plans on leasing an inaccesible parcel of land from the government in order to capitalize on the rubber trees. He plans on getting there by hauling a steamship uphill with the help of the natives. He will then use the money he earns to build an opera house. Sounds like a good idea. No more questions.
The pure feat of filming a movie in the Amazon is quite impressive, although like I said, the exploitation of indigenous people is absolutely horrendous. It seems rather weird to then praise the film, but I have to say it is beautiful and Kinski does a good job, even though he is an ass.
A real 340 steamship was moved over the mountain. The crew used a bulldozer.
Klaus Kinski was a nightmare on set and argued with everyone constantly.
Apparently there were two prostitutes at camp. Ugh.