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I would say it is unfortunate that the movie was based on a real story,
because it supported the Utopian illusion of lots of obsessed minds. It
is also spectacular that how human beings can achieve impossible as if
it is our destine.

“You have to come as free men, free men you are. What will you do with
that freedom? Will you fight?” William’s fine speech in the war was very
striking. He had passion for his lost love. He had weight with the
commoners to unbalance everything. These emotions were perfectly merged
with background music. I also was impressed by the actor Mel Gibson’s
performance. It seems like his every sinew is a play. Gibson is not
filming history here, but a myth.

The Chinese movie name of Fitzcarraldo means voyage on the land, which
is definitely an insane behavior. I’m afraid there are very few
directors can shoot a movie like Herzog. It’s not only the movie, but
also the filming process that has been a heated topic of madness.
Fitzcarraldo is a movie shot by a maniac, and casted by another.

   1. Opera is a magical panacea. Fitzcarraldo used opera as a tool for
propaganda for money to the rich, a form of diplomacy to the Indians,
and a cover-up of his failure. The opera on the Amazon river was
splendid, but the live concert in the end seemed mundane and downcasted
to me.
   2. “The pigs just love me.” Said Fitzcarraldo. It seemed to me he was
trying to build an opera house not just for his boosted ego, but for the
poor and stupid, yet kind and pure, who are worthy of the most beautiful
thing in the world—an opera. I would not say that Fiztcarraldo is
classist. He was more like a in-between who struggled to bridge the gap
between different classes. “They believe that money can buy every
thing,” said Fitzcarraldo with disgust, but still he asked for help, or
more specifically, asked money from those astute businessmen who
despised him. That is who he was, an ice-maker with little money and
infinite obsession to build an opera house for the poor in the
rainforest.
永利皇宫网址 ,   3. Fiztcarraldo dressed in white throughout the movie. It
symbolically indicated that he was pure like a child, with no worries,
no distracting thoughts, no conspiracies, and no fear in pursuing his
dream. It was only at the end of the movie, when Caruso was singing on
his tilted boat, that Fitzcarraldo was dressed in a black suit with the
“best cigar”, a chair, and an experienced look. I don’t think he made it
to his dream, and I consider the opera on his boat a compromise, a
cover-up, and a failure. I consider him a quitter after all. I have no
clue if that was what Herzog was trying to tell.
   4. “The Indians were waiting for a white God in a divine vessel.”
They mistook Fitzcarraldo to God? The God who can make people young for
ever and prevent them from death? Is that why they sold their labor for
nothing (I don’t believe that they did everything for a piece of ice)?
Then why did they came back after Fitzcarraldo brought two deaths to
their lives? A white obsessed male who was despised by normal people was
considered God of the Indians, what did that tell you? Will craziness
make people divine, or minorities were just inferior? It was also
curious to me that before Fitzcarraldo’s crew quitted, they made several
fuzzes, and were quieted for nothing but Fitzcarraldo’s appearance, even
when he dismissed four people, including the only two females on the
boat. They left not because the resented Fitzcarraldo, but because they
were cowards who did not have strong will power to conquer the blurring
future.
   5. “Molly, you can’t come. The girls can’t live without you,” said
Fitzcarraldo. After his lover supported him both spiritually and
economically, he rejected her accompany to his final journey to the
rainforest with a sweet kiss. He was too lucky to find the most ideal
woman of the time: a beauty both inside and outside, rich and generous,
an incurable optimistic mind who believes in love, and an outlier–a
prostitute–just like Fitzcarraldo himself. She gave, she waited, and she
cheered for his semi-success instead of his semi-failure. Herzog was
perhaps depicting his ideal lady. He was grateful for what women gave,
but was burdened by the historical context to acknowledge that woman can
be just as aggressive in pursuing their dreams as men. Or his idea that
the only thing women care about were their men. Sexism? More than a
little bit. But it is more than acceptable given this context with a
focus on one person’s obsession.

I don’t think he was out of his mind or insane. He was just obsessed
with his desire. He was devoted like any other man of success. He was
more bold to tell a dream others consider not worth it or infeasible,
but what was wrong being aggressive and insist on once dream?