The Cinema of Wim Wenders: The Celluloid Highway

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Wallflower Press, 2002 - Performing Arts - 179 pages
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The Cinema of Wim Wenders: The Celluloid Highway is a new study of the films of this most prominent of German directors, and penetrates the seductive sounds and images for which he is best known. The book analyses the individual films in the context of a preoccupation central to all of Wenders' work and writings: why modern cinema - a recording art, solely composed of sounds and images - naturally developed into a primarily narrative medium, a domain traditionally associated with words and sentences? With its emphasis on analysing the films themselves, this book identifies and critically elucidates Wenders' chief artistic motivation: that the act of seeing can constitute a creative act in its own right.
 

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Contents

Central themes
13
The inflation and reproduction of images
27
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 1 Until the End of the World
30
NYC 1982
33
Narrative as structure
41
The State of Things
42
The State of Things
43
Understatement of dramatic highlights
54
Am 7
97
Paris Texas
99
Tokyo Ga
105
U Tokyo Ga
107
Tokyo Ga
110
Tokyo Ga
111
Wings of Desire
117
IS Wings of Desire
122

Kings of the Road
65
Alice in the Cities
72
4rf m Ac CMJ
73
in the Cities
80
Alice in the Cities
86
4Kr in the Cities
90
Alice in the Cities
91
Paris Texas
92
Paru 7cw
95
The Million Dollar Hotel
131
1 The Million Dollar Hotel
134
The Million Dollar Hotel
137
The Million Dollar Hotel
138
Lisbon Story
145
u0n 5rx
147
Conclusion
151
Filmography
167
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Alexander Graf lives in Berlin and works in film production.

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