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Burden of Dreams Reviews

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May 6, 2017
At best "Burden of Dreams" offers a superficial, inconclusive impression of an esoteric project whose distribution is bound to be haphazard.
April 29, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] Les Blank's haunting documentary about the four years Werner Herzog spent making "Fitzcarraldo" is such an essential companion piece to the actual film that it seems irresponsible for any would-be audience member to view only one of the two.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
July 18, 2011
Gramophone music soothes the savage breast, and operatic human excess defines director and obsession as well as his lead character.
January 26, 2010
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
August 17, 2008
Remarkably candid behind-the-scenes documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 26, 2007
A fascinating portrait of a filmmaker pushed to the outer edge of sanity...
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
September 24, 2005
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'
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 24, 2005
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
December 21, 2004
It's Fitzcarraldo with affirmed and not sublime biography; in essence, the same film without the pretense of fiction.
November 8, 2004
A searing voyeur's peek at two of cinema's most audacious talents -- and megalomaniacs.
| Original Score: 5/5
October 23, 2004
Les Blank's Burden of Dreams is one of the most remarkable documentaries ever made about the making of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
The film is at once funny and, in its depiction of the scant differences between art and megalomania, somewhat frightening.
May 24, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
June 30, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 19, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
February 20, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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