Whack9 wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 27, 2023 1:52 pm
Herzog had a whole ass ship tugged over a mountain for the filming of Fitzcarraldo. Also, one of the indigenous chiefs in all seriousness asked Herzog if he wanted him to murder Kinski.
It's rare for the making of a movie to be so crazy that it merited its own documentary, and rarer still for the documentary to get an even better reception than the well-received subject film.
Burden of Dreams
Throughout production, director Les Blank and his small crew became exhausted and exasperated from the stress of the work. Blank said that he felt "unconnected to the people around me". Keeping up with the antics of Herzog and Klaus Kinski (the film's star) proved difficult for the reserved, introverted Blank. By the last week of production, he was so burnt out that he feared coming out of production "like some Viet Nam veterans, horribly calloused". He wrote in his journal "I'm tired of it all and I couldn't care less if they move the stupid ship – or finish the fucking film"....
"The film poster was created by Montana artist Monte Dolack
," an acquaintance.
... He is generally considered to have begun his professional artistic career in 1974. Dolack gained local notice for designing posters for the Crystal Theater, an art film theater in Missoula. By 1997, original Crystal Theater posters were collectors' items. Dolack also created posters which he sold as artwork. Among his most important early works is "Yahoo," which depicts a cowgirl on a horse and an anti-nuclear power symbol at the bottom. Dolack created the poster to commemorate the day the Missoula City Council voted to ban nuclear facilities within the city limits....
I was involved in the 1978 campaign and still have a pristine original "Yahoo" poster hanging on my wall. Might be a valuable collectors item by now.
Unique style, instantly recognizable to we Missoulians regardless of subject.
10th Anniversary. I think I have one of these somewhere, too.