Burden Of Dreams: The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 95 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: May 10, 2005
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
    SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
    GERMAN: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Audio commentary by director Les Blank, editor and sound recordist Maureen Gosling, and Fitzcarraldo director Werner Herzog.
    Dreams and Burdens, a new 38-minute video interview with Herzog
    Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980), a 20-minute film by Blank featuring Herzog fulfilling a bet.
    Deleted Scenes
    Photo gallery of images taken by Gosling
    Theatrical trailer
    Plus: A new essay by film scholar Paul Arthur and an 80-page book of excerpts from Blank's and Gosling's production journals.
Sometimes the biggest weight we carry is the "Burden Of Dreams." This documentary (1982) traces obsessed director Werner Herzog's journey as he attempts to film 1982's "Fitzcarraldo," his most ambitious feature film. Over the course of nearly five years, every phase of the perilous production was captured as Herzog attempted - insisted - on filming the most daunting scenes without models or special effects. The result is a stunning document of Herzog's persistence, passion and unrealistic expectations in the name of art.
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