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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.
July 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
May 24, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
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+
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
August 17, 2008
Remarkably candid behind-the-scenes documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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
February 20, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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+
December 21, 2004
It's Fitzcarraldo with affirmed and not sublime biography; in essence, the same film without the pretense of fiction.
July 18, 2011
Gramophone music soothes the savage breast, and operatic human excess defines director and obsession as well as his lead character.
October 26, 2007
A fascinating portrait of a filmmaker pushed to the outer edge of sanity...
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
March 19, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
November 8, 2004
A searing voyeur's peek at two of cinema's most audacious talents -- and megalomaniacs.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
The film is at once funny and, in its depiction of the scant differences between art and megalomania, somewhat frightening.
June 30, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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