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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Instead, it reads more like a travelogue from a really terrible vacation. User Reviews Utterly fascinating documentary about the extraordinary Klaus Kinski.

Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo

Herzog’s journal entries are often scattered in their subject matter and at times almost border on hallucinatory. In the face of the obscene, explicit malice of the jungle, which lacks only dinosaurs as punctuation, I feel like a half-finished, poorly expressed sentence in a cheap intiil It is also a diary of Herzog’s astute observation of landscapes and innerscapes.

I don’t know, I can’t express it with words but it is there.

In Berlin, an alcoholic man, recently released from prison, joins his elderly friend and a prostitute in a determined dream to leave Germany and seek a better life in Wisconsin.

I responded, werber jokingly, that our prayers resembled intense comments directed into a darkened room conqyista 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 intll from the void, other than the echo of our stupid hopes and our self-deception. Funny and vaguely dreamlike. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

It’s not like they’re the evolved sting rays like in that classic book I read a few years ago, Natural Selection.

During the s, paroled Brazilian bandit Cobra Verde is sent to West Africa with a few troops to man an old Portuguese fort and to convince the local African ruler to resume the slave trade with Brazil.

Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Weren’t those songs by ex-Genesis members enough??? The reviewer wanted characters who appeared once to be introduced and appear again, as in a novel or non-fiction, not a journal — he wanted a non-Herzogian non-fiction, essentially. Here is what I thought of it: It happened because he must have sensed the presence of your camera. In the morning, by the boat landing, where a more powerful lamp has been installed, there were piles of wings on the ground, like a snowdrift.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I can’t wait until he makes a movie about the publication of this book.

Conquista de lo inútil

Herzog writes the way he speaks, in his own—well I wouldn’t say inimitable because people do pretty good impressions of his these days—idiosyncratic, stream-of-subconscious cadence that bounds from topic to topic with patently illuminating levels of absurdity. There is e Herzog is insane. 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.

So I don’t live in the rainforest, but Lima, the capital.

Conquista de lo inútil by Werner Herzog (2 star ratings)

You have to respect that. Though they are notes kept contemporaneous with the filming of the movie, they are by no means a diary of the production.

In an interview that I saw, he claims that this is the only diary he has ever kept on a film, and he did it here out of tne need to channel the chaos around him. I loved all of the tidbits about parrots and I’d try and guess what kinds they were based on the descriptions he gave.

Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski only made five movies together, but what extraordinary movies they are! After I had got that off my chest, we laughed and had a beer. A dreamscape full of fist-sized jungle spiders that lie in wait in the director’s shoe, impossible filming conditions that test the sanity of veteran film crews, and a half-goblin, half-genius actor whose volatile tantrums seek only to conquidta attention to his own creative indolence, the greatest shame of all, though, is that there isn’t an audio version of this book; seriously, if someone started a kickstarter to generate funds to pay Herzog herzogg read this book out loud, I’d put money in today.

Kinski himself doesn’t appear in the book until halfway through, and although he is thereafter present is not a major theme until the later third of the book, and 44th book for Trivia About Conquest of the U There’s no small humor that at the beginning of this book, Herzog is at the home of Francis Ford Coppola, the director of the Godfather films who is wrestling with is own obsession – “Apocalpyse Now. 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!


And Jagger – well, whoda thunk that he’d converse about language on some downtime?

Bells from the Deep And you are left to wonder, how the hell did they finish shooting it, with literally everything going awry? The jungle is not a happy place. Recommended to Mariel by: An Indian was bit by and uncommon snake and cut of his own leg with a machete. You have to be there.

Edit Did You Know? It’s super super interesting. Only h Anyone who has seen the wild-eyed, white suited Klaus Kinski gesticulating wildly into the South American jungle in Herzog’s film “Fitzcarraldo” knows what obsession is. Be the first to ask a question about Conquest of the Useless. Mick Jagger, who was in the film early on, is portrayed as pleasantly impish. The jungle is not a happy place.

Conquista de lo inútil by Werner Herzog (4 star ratings)

Conquest of the Useless is a magnetically poetic and irresistible journey. Part chronicle of the making of “Fitzcaraldo”, part journal of his thoughts and struggles with the jungle and the whole experience, and part cathartic rant, you will hear his voice throughout.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Quotes from Conquista de lo i It took [the carpenter: There are few more interesting minds on the planet than Werner Herzog’s.

Also, it’s real funny. The writing is light and ephemeral, and though it’s quite interesting to read, without a true narrative arc or clear direction it almost evaporates after reading it – it doesn’t leave much of a lasting impression. Roots writhe in the air. My 2nd Herzog book in a month!