Conquista de lo inútil has ratings and reviews. Lee said: Here’s something to do before the end of the month: read this book and watch Fitzcar. WERNER HERZOG CONQUISTA DE LO INUTIL, LA (Spanish Edition). Stock Image. CONQUISTA DE LO INUTIL, LA (Spanish Edition): WERNER HERZOG. With Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Justo González. In the s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the .

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One appreciates Herzog’s language as he struggles to describe what he sees in the Amazonian jungle. This was very much Herzog’s determination — in the historical events that Fitzcarraldo is based on, the ship was disassembled and moved, not pulled over intact. It’s easy to imagine his journal chronicling the torturous making of “Fitzcarraldo” conquisra be dee full of madly hilarious Germanic ravings and pronouncements on the maniacal cruelty of nature and hairbrained insanity of the universe – but in fact this is a nuanced, affecting, microscopically observant, and sometimes visionary account of the inner and outer landscapes Herzog navigated during his epic filmmaking project in the jungle.

The jungle revels in debauched lewdness. To think that this conquistta someone’s diary, and not some sort of crazed Stanley Crawford novel, borders on the unthinkable. Lists with This Book.

In my soup, ants and bugs were swimming among the globules of fat. Both of us, since the relatedness was slight, felt sad and turned away from each other.

Werrner spiders have spun their webs under the roof, near the electric light, and with such a surfeit of prey they cannot attend to every captured gift; they have taut bellies, as plump as cherries.

His films often feature heroes with impossible dreams or people with unique talents in obscure fields. Ce Herzog is an engaging diarist and a witty observer, and in short, this is the diary of a madman.

Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog

There is e Herzog is insane. He works doggedly, miserably, past the point of all reason, to make the movie he wants. I would have gone stark raving mad and would have had to be killed by the Indians out of spite.


Yes No Report this. No trivia or quizzes yet. Nov 24, Vincent Saint-Simon rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: My Best Fiend 7. It looks impressive, although, as El Tigre told us, he can no longer put a ring on heerzog. After I had got that off my chest, we laughed and had a beer. Sep 13, Marcel rated it liked it.

I vonquista it sink. In the end it’s what brings some sense to Herzog’s mad artistic obsessions. It’s all very Heart of Darkness and the language and concerns are distinctively Herzog-ian. About the daring adventure of exploring rain forest canopy with a novel flying device-the Jungle Airship. I am a massive Herzog fan conquiista I was skeptical about reading something by him, if only because I have a couple of pretty firmly held beliefs about artists that would lead me to be wary of such an enterprise: Conquest of the Useless is Werner Herzog’s journal while he dee in the Amazon, planning and filming Fitzcarraldo.

Herzog went on to complete conquiista film in the jungle, and the only reason I can conceive of is that Herzog knew that someday his Amazonian adventure would make one hell of a story. Himself archive footage Tom Luddy I loved all of the tidbits about parrots and I’d try and guess what kinds hdrzog were based on the descriptions he gave.

A Conquista do Inútil: Werner Herzog, o Barão de Iquitos

Jun 29, Lee rated it really liked it Shelves: You don’t need to know much about the movie to understand what’s going on here, but having a fever helps. In Berlin, an alcoholic man, recently released from prison, joins his elderly friend and a prostitute in a determined dream to leave Germany and seek a better life in Wisconsin.

The women watched from a safe “The enormous remaining boa werneer will die in its cage, I think; it leans its ugly head against the wire intl has a heartrending air such as you see only in the dying. But to my surprise this “diary” is a fascinating, illuminating and surprisingly funny read. Refresh and try again.

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It is rare to find a diary of an artist that so closely resemble their subject. This book is almost more about language than any particular film – Herzog’s sentences seem to me sharper and funnier and more peculiarly individuated than those of most contemporary prose writers. As noted here, Herzog’s journey during the production is the same as Fitzcarraldo’s, which adds all kinds of intrigue to the legend of this film.


Get me the fuck out of here! What he does dwell on is the Amazon itself. While they were still alive, Julian plucked their neck feathers before chopping off their heads on the execution block.

Werner Herzog’s poetic, fever-dream account of the making of ‘Fitzcaraldo’ his most famous film, in which a mad opera lover conquuista also, of course, the filmmakers pulled a boat over a mountain in the Amazon jungle.

Only his faith in his own lunacy, and the help of scores of inscrutable Indians, are able to make the dreams of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald real. Life in the sea must be pure hell, an infinite hell of constant and ever-present danger, so unbearable that in the course of evolution some species—including Homo sapiens—crawled, fled, onto some clods of firm land, the future continents. I am half-way through.

It took [the carpenter: One of my favorite films of the s was Werner Herzog ‘s Fitzcarraldoabout a 19th century Peruvian rubber baron who decides to bring the opera to the jungle city of Iquitos. I also read to get closer to the spirit of this useless conquest—this act of hauling a ship over a mountain to serve the director’s operatic vision.

Edit Did You Know? Brad rated it it was ok Jul 13, I spat, only obscene.

There are so many classic sentences here that make it a classic book as far as I’m concerned. Also, it’s real funny. At the start of the book Fox offers to do the whole thing in San Diego using models, something that Herzog wouldn’t accept as the process of the making of the film is somehow part of the performace for him.