Burden of dreams

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[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2005].
Special ed
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1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (77 pages ; 19 cm)
MPAA rating: Not rated


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General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1982
General Note
Accompanying materials: one booklet (77 p. : map ; 19 cm.)
General Note
Special features: new restored high-definition digital transfer ; audio commentary by director Les Blank, editor and sound recordist Maureen Gosling (recorded September 2004), and Fitzcarraldo director Werner Herzog (recorded January 2005); interview with Herzog, "Dreams and burdens" (38 min.) ; film, "Werner Herzog eats his shoe" (20 min.) ; deleted scenes ; photo gallery ; theatrical trailer
Creation/Production Credits
Photography, Les Blank ; editor, Maureen Gosling ; translations, Francisca Wentworth, Inez Reider, Richard Becker ; narration written by Michael Goodwin ; narrator, Candace Laughlin
Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, Mick Jagger
Date/Time and Place of Event
Filmed on location in the Amazon
Goes behind the scenes in the making of Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo, the story of one man's attempt to build an opera house deep in the Amazon jungle. Filmmaker Les Blank captured the production, made perilous by Herzog's determination not to use models or special effects
Target Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
System Details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; 1.33:1 aspect ratio presentation ; Dolby digital mono
English, German, Spanish and indigenous Peruvian languages, with optional English subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH)

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APA Citation (style guide)

Blank, L., Gosling, M., Herzog, W., Kinski, K., Cardinale, C., Robards, J., Jagger, M., Goodwin, M., Laughlin, C., & Von Stein, J. K. (2005). Burden of dreams (Special ed). Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Les Blank et al.. 2005. Burden of Dreams. [Irvington, N.Y.]: Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Les Blank et al.. Burden of Dreams [Irvington, N.Y.]: Criterion Collection, 2005.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Blank, Les, et al. Burden of Dreams Special ed, Criterion Collection, 2005.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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