Burden of Dreams

THE FILM PROFESSOR READS THE BLOG AND HAS SELECTED THE RECOMMENDATION FOR THIS WEEK!  The Film Professor recommends Burden of Dreams,  which he describes as “magnificent.”  Because this recommendation was sent to me just before the update deadline, I have not yet watched the film, but will certainly do so this week.  Burden of Dreams is a documentary about the filming of Fitzcarraldo, a 1982 film directed by Werner Herzog which tells the story of an attempt to bring, of all things, Opera to the Amazon. (Folks, the jungle not the website!)  Honestly, it sounds like a challenging recommendation, even for me; however, that is the point of this website!  So, I too will expand my box this week….