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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Hardcoverpages. Sep 26, Shane Bordoli rated it it was amazing. Herzog’s film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg inbarely able to talk or walk, and bearing a strange note. Want to Read saving…. At the time there was much laughing and joking at his expense, but to Robards this is proof of how malicious and life-threatening the jungle is.

Stubbornly confronting each other, we were pondering conqiusta relatedness of the species. How did he have the energy for nerzog this, just reading it was exhausting. You don’t need to lp much about the movie to understand what’s going on here, but having a fever helps.

At some point Herzog notes that his project and character have become identical,” and certainly, there is no greater truth in this book.

Published June 30th by Ecco first published I saw him kneeling inside. Mar 19, Bronwyn rated it it was amazing. The women watched from a safe “The enormous remaining boa constrictor will die in its cage, I think; it leans its ugly head against the wire and has a heartrending air such as you see only in the dying.

I can’t remembers not the same as I don’t know. I responded, half jokingly, that our prayers resembled intense comments directed into a darkened room from which no answer came and which we had to assume was completely empty, not even occupied by a large, taciturn guy on a throne, who might be able to hear us but did not even bestow on us so much as an echo from the void, other than the echo of our stupid hopes and our self-deception.


Halfway through the book a year and a half in he is 3 million in debt, the main actor is refusing to go back into the forest, and the only question on people’s minds is he willing to double down and start again from scratch with Krazy Kinski now as the lead?

Share this Rating Title: Any concept of justice would be antithetical to all this. No starry tantrums, shows a healthy sense of humour and seems like a thorough team player, even driving crew members across the city in his car. Get me the fuck out of here!

When we got worried hours later and opened the closet to check, we found him asleep on his knees. Himself archive footage Eva Mattes 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, conqusta, onto some clods of firm land, the future continents.

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Were they ever young? Himself archive footage Mick Jagger His strange obsession seems to me a metaphor for the creative insanity of humans and of life itself too – there is a definite connection between the rows of fire ants endlessly carrying things along without quite knowing why – and the crew pulling these two!

There is a sense that nothing has changed in centuries out there in the water and vines. Of course, to capture this on film, Herzog himself must do the exact same thing – and does. Here Herzog attracts butterflies with his piss, fish with his spit, and frogs with cast off cigarette butts.


I could only finish it by alternating with more exciting crime fiction. The book covers the period from June through November during the making of Fitzcarraldo and while it is filled with some of the struggles he endured while trying to get his movie off the ground, it is also a deeply personal account, suffused with his observations about the Serner jungle, its people, the rivers, and his own relationship with nature, trying to find some insight into it all while trying to maintain a sense of calm as the leader of the enterprise.

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As Werner Herzog tells us in his preface, this book is not a collection of “reports on the actual filming,” and it is not a journal, “except in a very general sense. I cannot help thinking that he wrote this knowing it would be published later, and that makes some of the descriptions garish and exaggerated. Venture with cast and crew into the remote Peruvian Amazon, carve a path through the jungle and up a steep embankment, and then pull a ton steamship up and over this slope.

More than once The subtitle of this book, “Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo”, is a little misleading – while it is a collection of diary entries that Herzog wrote during the production of that film, very little of it has to do with actual filmmaking.