I accidentally left this out of the Berlin Guide to Klaus Kinski, so I thought I should post it now. This small-scale replica steamship from the Fitzcarraldo film – which was only used for a couple of shots as they really did move the real steamship over the mountain – can be found in the Deutsche Kinemathek in Berlin http://www.filmmuseum-berlin.de/
We went there to see if the Werner Herzog Collection (apparently he’s donated his papers, worksheets, photos, scripts etc to the Museum) was available for viewing yet, but there was not a sausage in sight. And it still says on Werner’s website that it will be available in 2010: http://www.wernerherzog.com/collection.html
Anyway, it was very disappointing to note that neither Werner Herzog nor Klaus Kinski were well represented in the Kinemathek (at least when we went there), as if Fitzcarraldo was all they ever did for German cinema. It’s a gross misrepresentation and very sad indeed… the boat was good, mind.
Also, I found out about this some time ago and I’ve got to mention this – you can rent Klaus’s cabin if you have enough money to spare ($1,500 a week): http://www.vrbo.com/63781 I want to go to there!
On a final note, check out a couple of other webpages – the Online Guide to Klaus Kinski http://dantenet.com/er/Kinski/k2contents.html and the Klaus Kinski Files http://thekinskifiles.blogspot.com/ – for even more Kinski-ness that you’re bound to enjoy.
I’ll be posting my Revenge of the Stolen Stars review this week – and that’s a threat, not a promise!