Fitzcarraldo is a film about ambitious dreaming. The kind of dreaming that is usaulally beaten out of you by age eleven or twelve here in the Western world.
Made without the computer effects we take for granted these days it is a stunning testament to the genius and recklessness of Herzog who worked (and worked his cast and crew) under unbelievably difficult conditions. Werner Herzog was at his auteur best and Klaus Kinski was never better.
I encourage all to see it.
I also encourage all to dream!
Great piece on it here.