Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo
Publish date: June 30th 2009
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
I am half-way through. It's a diary without self-pity of a pitiless time in the jungles of Peru. Werner Herzog shot Fitzcarraldo here, where I live. So I don't live in the rainforest, but Lima, the capital. I know the rainforest and understand his frustrations and the culture shock for one used to t...
This was given to me by accident but sometimes that is the best way of discovering interesting things. I am a massive Herzog fan but 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 e...
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