Fitzcarraldo is quite far from a great movie, but it has some absolutely incredible, primal, mesmerizing scenes in it. This brief scene, with Klaus Kinski, has got to be one of the most charismatic, animalistic pieces of acting on screen. I'm absolutely sure that I'd have felt the same way if the subject were pickup sticks instead of opera. And to think that Werner Herzog tried to make this material into a typical Hollywood ethnic schlock. Now THAT would have been terrible, might I present as evidence just the first 25 seconds of this video. Achen Vey.