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Burden of Dreams is a documentary about the troubled production of Werner Herzog's film, "Fitzcarraldo."
Given that, it is fitting that Herzog himself should be documented, since his is as large a life as the lives he captures in his films.
Despite this bias in Herzog's direction he still emerged from FITZCARRALDO and BURDEN OF DREAMS with his reputation in tatters.
This is considered one of the greatest documentaries about movie-making. It's a unflinching portrayal about what happens when an obsessed director tries to make a movie that has... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Elsa G. Reyna
I found this to be fascinating, if you are a fan of Werner Herzog I think you would really enjoy this.Published 5 months ago by Mike Stevens
"Burden..." shows how Fitzcarraldo was made. It was a fascinating showing of the entire process. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ken
I highly recommend this film for any fan of the great German film director, Werner Herzog. It is a documentary about the artistic obsession of a film director making a movie about... Read morePublished 20 months ago by David G. Gaulden
I previously wrote a review. It was a gift to a friend who liked it very much.End of Story OK?Published on November 11, 2012 by RKL
I really enjoyed this. It's a fascinating meta look at film-making.
An obsessed, driven director (Werner Herzog) is trying to make an almost impossible film about an... Read more
Les Blank's 1982 documentary, Burden Of Dreams, is a film that, like Hearts Of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, follows the near-obsessive drive of a great filmmaker to bring a... Read morePublished on June 7, 2012 by Cosmoetica
The stubborness(understood as a synonym for rebellion for all that most people considered unlikely), constancy, obstinacy and the power of will are by themselves,intrinsic... Read morePublished on September 11, 2011 by Hiram Gomez Pardo