Fitzcaraldo Cast & Crew
Der exzentrische Brian Sweeney Fitzcarraldo ist von der Idee besessen, mitten im unberührten Amazonas-Dschungel ein großes Opernhaus zu bauen. Von den Ersparnissen seiner Freundin, der Bordell-Besitzerin Molly, kauft Fitzcarraldo einen alten. Fitzcarraldo ist ein Film des Regisseurs Werner Herzog und war dessen vierte Zusammenarbeit mit Klaus Kinski, der einen Exzentriker spielt: Er will im. Der exzentrische Brian Sweeney Fitzcarraldo ist von der Idee besessen, mitten in dem unberührten Amazonas-Dschungel ein großes Opernhaus zu bauen. Hier träumt Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, genannt Fitzcarraldo, von großer Oper. Er ist besessen von der Vorstellung, Enrico Caruso inmitten des Amazonas-. Die Geschichte der Indianer bildet, neben den Dreharbeiten und neben dem "Fitzcarraldo"-Film, die dritte Geschichte dieser Expedition. Mario Adorf, der.
Fitzcarraldo ist ein Film des Regisseurs Werner Herzog und war dessen vierte Zusammenarbeit mit Klaus Kinski, der einen Exzentriker spielt: Er will im. Die Geschichte der Indianer bildet, neben den Dreharbeiten und neben dem "Fitzcarraldo"-Film, die dritte Geschichte dieser Expedition. Mario Adorf, der. Hier träumt Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, genannt Fitzcarraldo, von großer Oper. Er ist besessen von der Vorstellung, Enrico Caruso inmitten des Amazonas-.
Fitzcarraldo is the second studio album by The Frames , released under the moniker The Frames DC to avoid confusion with the American band of the same name.
Another version of the album would be published in The title track's name comes from Werner Herzog 's film Fitzcarraldo which frontman Hansard describes as being about a man "pulling a ship over a mountain".
These tracks were re-worked for the re-issue and "Roger" was replaced by "Evergreen" and the track order changed.
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The Frames DC. Archived from the original on March 7, Retrieved March 10, A lover of opera and a great fan of the internationally known Italian tenor Enrico Caruso , he dreams of building an opera house in Iquitos.
Numerous Europeans and North African Sephardic Jewish immigrants have settled in the city at this time, bringing their cultures with them.
The opera house will require considerable amounts of money, which the booming rubber industry in Peru should yield in profits. The areas in the Amazon Basin known to contain rubber trees have been parceled up by the Peruvian government and are leased to private companies for exploitation.
Fitzcarraldo explores entering the rubber business. A helpful rubber baron points out on a map the only remaining unclaimed parcel in the area.
He explains that while it is located on the Ucayali River , a major tributary of the Amazon, it is cut off from the Amazon and access to Atlantic ports by a lengthy section of rapids.
Fitzcarraldo sees that the Pachitea River , another Amazon tributary, comes within several hundred meters of the Ucayali upstream of the parcel.
He leases the inaccessible parcel from the government. His paramour, Molly, a successful brothel owner, funds his purchase of an old steamship which he christens the SS Molly Aida.
After recruiting a crew, he takes off up the Pachitea, the parallel river. This river has dangerous interior areas because of its indigenous people hostile to outsiders.
The majority of the ship's crew, at first unaware of Fitzcarraldo's plan, abandon the expedition soon after entering indigenous territory, leaving only the captain, engineer, and cook.
Impressed by Fitzcarraldo and his ship, the natives start working for him without fully understanding his goals. After great struggles, they successfully pull the ship over the mountain with a complex system of pulleys, worked by the natives and aided by the ship's anchor windlass.
When the crew falls asleep after a drunken celebration, the chief of the natives severs the rope securing the ship to the shore.
It floats down the river. The chief wanted to appease the river gods, who would otherwise be angered that Fitzcarraldo defied nature by circumventing them.
Though the ship traverses the Ucayali rapids without major damage, Fitzcarraldo and his crew are forced to return to Iquitos without any rubber.
Despondent, Fitzcarraldo sells the ship back to the rubber baron, but first sends the captain on a last voyage. He returns with the entire cast for the first opera production, including Caruso.
The entire city of Iquitos comes to the shore as Fitzcarraldo, standing atop the ship, proudly displays the cast.
In the s, Fitzcarrald arranged for the transport of a steamship across an isthmus from one river into another, but it weighed only 30 tons rather than over , and was carried over in pieces to be reassembled at its destination.
In his autobiographical film Portrait Werner Herzog , Herzog said that he concentrated in Fitzcarraldo on the physical effort of transporting the ship, partly inspired by the engineering feats of ancient standing stones.
The film production was an incredible ordeal, and famously involved moving a ton steamship over a hill. This was filmed without the use of special effects.
Herzog believed that no one had ever performed a similar feat in history, and likely never will again, calling himself "Conquistador of the Useless".
The most violent scenes in the rapids were shot with a model of the ship. Casting of the film was difficult.
Jason Robards was originally cast in the title role, but he became ill with dysentery during early filming.
After leaving for treatment, he was forbidden by his doctors to return. Herzog considered casting Jack Nicholson , or playing the role of Fitzcarraldo himself, before Klaus Kinski accepted the role.
Herzog had done considerable film work with Kinski. By that point, forty percent of shooting with Robards was complete. For continuity, Herzog had to begin a total reshoot with Kinski.
Mick Jagger as Fitzcarraldo's assistant Wilbur and Mario Adorf as the Ship's captain were originally cast, but due to the delays, their shooting schedule expired.
Jagger parted to tour with the Rolling Stones. Herzog dropped Jagger's character from the script altogether as he reshot the film from the beginning.
Brazilian actor Grande Otelo and singer Milton Nascimento play minor parts. Kinski provoked crises in the production, as he fought virulently with Herzog and other members of the crew.
A scene from Herzog's documentary of the actor, My Best Fiend , shows Kinski raging at production manager Walter Saxer over trivial matters, such as the quality of the food.
Herzog notes that the native extras were greatly upset by the actor's behavior. Kinski claimed to feel close to them.
In My Best Fiend , Herzog says that one of the native chiefs offered in all seriousness to kill Kinski for him, but that he declined because he needed the actor to complete filming.
According to Herzog, he exploited these tensions: in a scene in which the ship's crew is eating dinner while surrounded by the natives, the clamor the chief incites over Fitzcarraldo was inspired by their hatred of Kinski.
He made alterations while writing the screenplay. The production was also affected by the numerous injuries and deaths of several indigenous extras who were hired to work on the film as laborers, and two small plane crashes that occurred during the films' production which resulted in a number of injuries, including one case of paralysis.
Herzog has been accused of exploiting indigenous people in the making of the film and comparisons made between Herzog and Fitzcarraldo.
Michael F. Brown, a professor of anthropology at Williams College , has said that Herzog originally got along with the Aguaruna people , some of whom were hired as extras for the film and for construction.
Relations deteriorated when Herzog began the construction of a village on Aguaruna land, failed to consult the tribal council, and attempted to obtain protection from a local militia.
Aguaruna men burned down the film set in December The soundtrack album released in contains music by Popol Vuh , taken from the albums Die Nacht der Seele and Sei still, wisse ich bin ,   performances by Enrico Caruso , and others.
The movie critic Roger Ebert gave the movie four stars in his original review; he added it to his "Great Movie" collection in Les Blank 's documentary Burden of Dreams , filmed during the production of this drama, documents its many hardships.
Blank's work contains some of the only surviving footage of Robards' and Jagger's performances in the early filming of Fitzcarraldo.
Burden of Dreams has many scenes documenting the arduous transport of the ship over the mountain. Herzog's personal diaries from the production were published in as the book Conquest of the Useless by Ecco Press.
The book includes an epilogue with Herzog's views on the Peruvian jungle 20 years later. The Metalocalypse season-two episode "Dethcarraldo" parodies elements of the film, including a scene where a massive ship is pulled over a mountain.
In her parody "From the Diary of Werner Herzog" in The Boston Phoenix , Cathleen Schine describes the history of a fictitious film, Fritz: Commuter , as "a nightmarish tale of a German businessman obsessed with bringing professional hockey to Westport, Connecticut ".
Glen Hansard wrote a song entitled "Fitzcarraldo", which appears on The Frames ' album of the same name.
On their live album Set List , Hansard says that Herzog's film inspired this song.