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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If you are a Herzog fan, you will love this. Nosferatu the Vampyre Sep 26, Shane Bordoli rated it it was amazing. Not a conventional read, but,if you find his films and perspective intriguing, you will likewise enjoy this very personal diary.

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

I’m not sure who else would like it for sure if they don’t fall into one or more of those categories. I was sitting in the aisle on several sacks of onions and politely pointed out werer them that they were flying away from the mountains instead of toward them. But to my surprise this “diary” is a fascinating, illuminating and surprisingly funny read.

Instead, it reads more like a travelogue from a really terrible vacation. For a while I crouched motionless under a damp, cold, dripping tree and then sneaked out of there without a conquisfa.

They didn’t believe him, even after he got in the water himself to illustrate. She still had dolls on her bed, but on the walls she had posters with rock stars, and among her clothes were minuscule beginner’s bras. Anyone else would have given up before even starting the project. Dec 03, El rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Open Preview See a Problem?


I remember Herzog ee in his dolorous Teutonic accent over the sounds intjl jungle creatures, something like, “People think the jungle is beautiful.

Oct 20, Karmologyclinic rated it it was amazing Shelves: Was this review helpful to you? It’s a diary without self-pity of a pitiless time in the jungles of Hegzog.

One thing that I discovered in reading this book is that there are a number of similarities between Herzog and his character Fitzcarraldo, who is more than once referred to in the film as “the conquistador of the useless.

Little Dieter Needs to Fly But Herzog did it, and the result is a film production that will continue to amaze people as long as films are being wat 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. This book covers a lot of ground.

Kinski made many, many movies, many of them absolutely awful though all worth watching even if only for him. You could say that this documentary provokes more questions than answers, and if you are looking for a straightforward explanation of Kinski’s behaviour and what Herzog REALLY thought about him then maybe you could regard this as a failure.

I have done nothing but be here. He was so dumbfounded by my act of self-indulgence that all of a sudden he fell silent.

Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo

Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog. We read of many interesting and unexpected interactions with indigenous cast and crew. My room was above the garage, and there were people down there, so I could not escape out the window and over the garage roof. It is very much like a novel, in that it is episodic, and Herzog mixes in dreams and random snippets of past news with the daily reality.


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This book isn’t a straight account on the making of Fitzcarraldo, and I didn’t expect to find that here. Want to Read saving….

Conquista de lo inútil

Here is a brief example: Here Herzog attracts butterflies with his piss, fish with his spit, and frogs with cast off cigarette butts. Quotes from Conquista de lo i I also read to get closer to the spirit of this useless conquest—this act of hauling ee ship over a mountain werndr serve the director’s operatic vision. Aguirre, the Wrath of God I’ve seen My Best FiendHerzog’s documentary about his relationship with Klaus Kinski, which contains a lot of footage of the making of Fitzcarraldothe ship-hauling movie.

It took [the carpenter: Jul 15, Philipp rated it really liked it Shelves: I’m pretty sure Herzog can make any material engaging – the man could film a documentary on paint drying and somehow make it seem profound. Conquest of the Useless is Werner Herzog’s journal while he was in the Amazon, planning and filming Fitzcarraldo. Herzog’s recollections cover a gamut of information – the socioeconomic situations of the countries in which he was filming, the politics, the weather, the wildlife, his crew and film-buddies.

Quotes from Conquista de lo i And Jagger – well, whoda thunk that he’d converse about language on some downtime? Gave this to Jeremy for Christmas and look connquista now I’m reading it.