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This extremely dedicated artist is also a wonderful writer.
As it turns out, the way Herzog documents what he sees and experiences is pitch perfect, avoiding a self-indulgence that generally pervades these things.
I would recommend this book not only to Herzog admirers, but to anyone who loves great literature.
This book is only peripherally about the film Fitzcarraldo. Yes, it talks about the production, the actors, the budget and more, but the book itself is really more of a look inside... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Constant Reader
This book truly gives one a glimpse into the mind of Herzog, who expresses himself with astounding acuity, and a sense for the hidden poetry in the unnoticed beauties of every day... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Beverly K Macri
Substantial addition to understanding of the circumstances, under which the film evolved.Published 5 months ago by Ursula Hahn
Poignantly describes the trials of everyday life in the jungle and the physical and psychological effects on people. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lowflyer
If you enjoy Herzog's sobering darkness, read it. You will find accounts of the filming interspersed with that voice. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Thomas Vaughn
This book is like a Journey to Herzog's soul, very recommendable for those who want to be filmmakers or know a master in making films.Published 15 months ago by María Del Carmen R
I plan to write more about this, but suffice to say that it is outstanding and unique. It was copied from a hand-written book with tiny illegible text that Herzog had to keep... Read morePublished 18 months ago by rex A. jackman
Being as big of a fan of Herzog as I am, I was surprised to be surprised by how incredible this book is. Read morePublished on September 22, 2011 by Robert Cotton