Best. Movie. Ever.

I have liked many films, been moved by many, but never have I had a favourite until last night. Claudia is a fan of Klaus Kinski and rented Fitzcarraldo.  You must see it.  The exquisite camera work and extraordinary directing are riveting by themselves, but the jaw-dropping realism renders the surreal storyline a visceral verisimilitude that is utterly enthralling.

The fact that the story is a wish-fulfillment fantasy that seems to have been written precisely for a Don Quixote like me took the aforementioned elements, which alone would have sufficed to render the film among the greatest I’ve ever seen, and enthroned it firmly at the peak of my regard.

One thought on “Best. Movie. Ever.

  1. Ethan,

    Congratulations on discovering Fizcarraldo, and, I suppose, in process, also discovering Klaus Kinski and Werner Herzog, http://www.wernerherzog.com, keepers of perhaps the greatest actor and director relationship of all time.

    Now, that you have discovered them, the movie you *must* see is the one that is usually regarded as their best collaboration ever, Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the wrath of God), http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068182/. If that movie doesn’t send shivers down your spine, nothing ever will. It is the ultimate testament to art and commentary.

    Enjoy.

    – Seth

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