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May 30, 2013 2:14 PM   Subscribe

Fitzcardboardaldo: an all-cardboard Fitzcarraldo.

(Also, yes, of course: The Corrugation of Dreams )
posted by neroli (25 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

 
(Also, yes, of course: The Corrugation of Dreams)

Absolute and definitive proof that no pastiche of Werner Herzog VO is anywhere near as funny as actual Werner Herzog VO. Bravo. Seriously, Bravo. "It is not that I hate it, it is that I love it. I love it very much. But I love it against my better judgment."
posted by The Bellman at 2:23 PM on May 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


Love this entire oeuvre. I anxiously await the homage to F.W. Murnau, Post-it-Notes-feratu.
posted by Bummus at 2:31 PM on May 30, 2013 [5 favorites]


For a moment-- just a moment, mind you-- I was going to ask why anyone would go to all the trouble to do this.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:33 PM on May 30, 2013


Cartulina: The Wrath of God
The Enigma of Kardboard Hauser
Heart of Cardboard
Cardboard Verde
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Cardboard?

posted by Iridic at 2:54 PM on May 30, 2013 [5 favorites]


And then there's Card-fard-go.

[ducks]
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 2:55 PM on May 30, 2013


this is incardable.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:56 PM on May 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yes. Because the only thing that can make classic Herzog/Kinski any weirder is the Jan Švankmajer treatment.

Also: Wood-chip.
posted by R. Schlock at 2:57 PM on May 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


This gives 'Magic Flute' a whole new meaning.
posted by spacely_sprocket at 3:20 PM on May 30, 2013


The kraft of film making.
posted by spacely_sprocket at 3:21 PM on May 30, 2013 [4 favorites]


Pulp Fiction.

Is this thing on?
posted by spacely_sprocket at 3:22 PM on May 30, 2013 [4 favorites]


I hope somebody does show it to Werner Herzog. For anybody who has not seen the original: you just saved yourself 2 hours 35 minutes, some more arias and plenty of mud.
posted by rongorongo at 3:59 PM on May 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


That household is clearly smoke free.
posted by QueerAngel28 at 4:34 PM on May 30, 2013


Love this entire oeuvre. I anxiously await the homage to F.W. Murnau, Post-it-Notes-feratu.

I'm looking forward to "Henry: Portrait of a Cereal Box Killer"
posted by pmcp at 4:39 PM on May 30, 2013



I hope somebody does show it to Werner Herzog


I'm sending it to my friend, who went through Herzog's outlaw film school, so it'll probably make its way to him.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 4:48 PM on May 30, 2013


Fitzcarraldo is one of my favorite films, and Herzog a hero of mine.

The effort here is particularly pleasing because it's such a futile endeavor. The point is the making of it, the awareness of how useless it is.
posted by Kafkaesque at 5:17 PM on May 30, 2013 [4 favorites]


If only Miguel Cardboardoso were here.
posted by Kafkaesque at 5:18 PM on May 30, 2013


PS - Thank you, neroli, for the best use yet of "does what it says on the box."
posted by queensissy at 5:30 PM on May 30, 2013 [3 favorites]


The Corrugation of Dreams is brilliant despite the absence of a ranting cardboard Klaus Kinski.
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 5:54 PM on May 30, 2013


Cardboard Verde

how about...

Cobra Velcro?
posted by chambers at 5:57 PM on May 30, 2013


For anybody who has not seen the original: you just saved yourself 2 hours 35 minutes, some more arias and plenty of mud.

For those who are on the fence about watching Fitzcarraldo, just watch My Best Fiend first - the back story you get about what's going on during the filming will make it at least 10 times more enjoyable.
posted by chambers at 6:01 PM on May 30, 2013


Bad Lieutenant: Board of Card - New Orleans
posted by buriednexttoyou at 6:19 PM on May 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


This is the best thing. I was especially tickled by the Herzog puppet.


"))OFFICIAL SELECTION(("
_____SOME MADE UP
_________ FILM FESTIVAL
~~~~~~~~~**2012**

posted by louche mustachio at 6:22 PM on May 30, 2013


3 minutes? Sorry, entire movie or it doesn't count.
posted by dgaicun at 10:06 PM on May 30, 2013


Corrugation of Dreams.

You can't beat that with a stick.
Or an old paper-towel tube.
posted by From Bklyn at 11:32 PM on May 30, 2013


This cardboard, I'm sorry to say, is all wet. The story does not end at the top of the mountain and this is, in many ways, the most important thing about the film.
Not kidding. But I did love this.
posted by dhartung at 11:49 PM on May 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


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