Fitzcarraldo (1982)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   West Germany/Peru/South Africa, 1982.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Pro-ject Filmproduktion, Filmverlag der Autoren, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Wildlife Films Peru.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Thomas Mauch.  Produced by Werner Herzog, Willi Segler, Lucki Stipetic.  Music by Popol Vuh.  Production Design by Ulrich Bergfelder, Henning von Gierke.  Costume Design by Gisela Storch.  Film Editing by Beate…

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Saint-Cyr (2000)

PATRICIA MAZUY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Alternate title:  The King’s Daughters France/Germany/Belgium, 2000.  Archipel 35, Arte France Cinéma, Atelier Cinéma de Normandie, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Cinéart, Cofimage 10, Entre Chien et Loup, FMB Films, France 2 Cinéma, Les Films du Camélia, Lichtblick Film- und Fernsehproduktion, Sofica Sofinergie 5, Sofygram 3, UGC International, Westdeutscher…

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Stroszek (1977)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   West Germany, 1977.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Skellig Edition.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Thomas Mauch.  Produced by Willi Segler.  Music by Chet Atkins, Sonny Terry.  Film Editing by Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus. Bruno S., star of Werner Herzog’s Every Man For Himself And God Against All, is once again a fish out of water…

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Aguirre, The Wrath Of God (1972)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes West Germany, 1972.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Hessischer Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Thomas Mauch.  Produced by Werner Herzog, Hans Prescher.  Music by Popol Vuh.  Film Editing by Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus.  Marvelous, exotic visuals of the lush jungles of South America highlight this fascinating tale of greed and power….

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Kingdom Of Naples (1978)

WERNER SCHROETER Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB Original title:  Neapolitanische Geschichten Alternate title:  The Reign of Naples Italy/West Germany, 1978.  P.B.C. S.p.a., Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Story and Screenplay by Werner Schroeter, in collaboration with Wolf Wondratschek, Gerardo D’Andrea.  Cinematography by Thomas Mauch.  Produced by Peter Berling.  Music by Roberto Pregadio.  Production Design by Franco Calabrese.  Costume Design by Alberte Barsacq.  Film…

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My Best Fiend (1999)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Mein Liebster Feind – Klaus Kinski Germany/United Kingdom/Finland/USA, 1999.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Cafe Productions Ltd., Zephir Film, British Broadcasting Corporation, Independent Film Channel (IFC), Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Outpost Studios.  Cinematography by Peter Zeitlinger.  Produced by Lucki Stipetic.  Music by Popol Vuh.  Production Design by Ulrich Bergfelder.  Film Editing by Joe Bini.   German actor Klaus…

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Burden Of Dreams (1982)

LES BLANK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1982.  Independent Documentary Fund, The National Endowment for the Arts, Ford Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Public Television Stations, SDR Fernsehen, Flower Films.  Screenplay by Michael Goodwin.  Cinematography by Les Blank.  Produced by Les Blank.  Film Editing by Maureen Gosling.   Having not yet seen Fitzcarraldo, I am not in a position to…

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