BURDEN OF DREAMS is a 1982 "making-of " documentary film directed by
* 1 Production * 2 Reception and honors * 3 Preservation * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links
Throughout production, Blank and his small crew became exhausted and
exasperated from the stress of the work. Blank said that he felt
“unconnected to the people around me”. Keeping up with the antics
of Herzog and
Blank would often ask Herzog to repeat statements while being filmed that he originally made off-camera. In a 2009 interview with Jesse Pearson for Vice magazine, Blank was asked to recall a scene in the documentary showing Herzog delivering a monologue about the violence and destruction of the jungle around him. Blank says that the scene originally took place in the middle of a canoe ride, away from cameras, but he liked the speech enough to coax it out of Herzog again. "When the moment was right," Blank told Vice, "I pulled him aside and said, 'Can I do a little interview?' And he said, 'Sure.' Goodwin led him around to something that sparked him off on that tangent again. That's how we got the speech."
RECEPTION AND HONORS
The film received the 1983 British Academy Film Award for Best Documentary and was named Best of Festival at the San Francisco Film Festival the same year.
The film poster was created by Montana artist Monte Dolack and Eduardo Sanguinetti.
Other documentaries about troubled movie productions:
* Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker\'s Apocalypse , about the making of Apocalypse Now * Lost Soul , about the making of the 1996 version of The Island of Dr. Moreau * Lost in La Mancha , about the failed attempt to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
* ^ Ian Aitken (January 2013). The Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film. Routledge. p. 120. ISBN 978-0-415-59642-8 . * ^ Blank, Les; Bogan, James (1984). Burden of dreams : screenplay, journals, reviews, photographs. Berkeley, Calif.: North Atlantic Books. p. 86. ISBN 0-938190-17-2 . * ^ Blank, Les; Bogan, James (1984). Burden of dreams : screenplay, journals, reviews, photographs. Berkeley, Calif.: North Atlantic Books. pp. 112, 114. ISBN 0-938190-17-2 . * ^ "Vice" * ^ Benzine, Adam (5 February 2013). "Hot Docs to honour Blank". Playback . Brunico Communications. Retrieved 8 April 2013. * ^ "Preserved Projects". Academy Film Archive.