Fitzcardboardaldo: A Classic Film Recreated with Cardboard
Back in 1982 German filmmaker Werner Herzog wrote and directed "Fitzcarraldo", an amazing film starring Klaus Kinski as the title character. It portrays would-be rubber baron Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an obsessed opera lover who wants to build an opera house in the jungle. To accomplish this he first has to make a fortune in the rubber business, and his cunning plan involves hauling an enormous river boat across a small mountain with aid from the local Indians. Puppet designer and paper crafter extraordinaire Robin Frohardt has recreated some of the most famous scenes from the movie using nothing but cardboard. The short video titled "Fitzcardboardaldo" was shot and edited by Robin with special help from Nick Chatfield-Taylor.
Find out more about Robin's work here.