Cinema: Did You Ever See a Boat Walking?

FITZCARRALDO Directed and Written by Werner Herzog BURDEN OF DREAMS Directed by Les Blank

Werner Herzog is in love with the impossible. It seduces, challenges, obsesses him. It lures him to forbidden kingdoms, from the Sahara to the Amazon, where holy misfits are given the chance to realize or cheat their destinies. The risks this German film maker takes — with his subject matter, with his and his company's safety, with an audience's willingness to accede to his demons — make a reckless ad venturer like Francis Coppola seem stodgy by comparison. For Heart...