Gramophone music soothes the savage breast, and operatic human excess defines director and obsession as well as his lead character.
O retrato extraordinário de um cineasta que, como o protagonista de seu filme, se entrega à obsessão por amor à Arte.
| Original Score: 5/5
Remarkably candid behind-the-scenes documentary.
| Original Score: A-
A fascinating portrait of a filmmaker pushed to the outer edge of sanity...
| Original Score: 9/10
not only captures the dramatic moments where Herzog risks life and limb ... , but he includes small details that provide necessary natural respites from Herzog's 'madness'
| Original Score: B+
Strangely, Burden of Dreams is a better film than Fitzcarraldo, if only because you get to see the fictional portions of the film along with the backstory
| Original Score: 3.5/5
It's Fitzcarraldo with affirmed and not sublime biography; in essence, the same film without the pretense of fiction.
A searing voyeur's peek at two of cinema's most audacious talents -- and megalomaniacs.
Les Blank's Burden of Dreams is one of the most remarkable documentaries ever made about the making of a movie.
| Original Score: 4/4
The film is at once funny and, in its depiction of the scant differences between art and megalomania, somewhat frightening.
| Original Score: 4/5
| Original Score: 3/5