Motion and Emotion: The Films of Wim Wenders

Motion and Emotion: The Films of Wim Wenders

Motion and Emotion: The Films of Wim Wenders (1990)

Release : 1990-04-25
Genre : Documentary, TV Movie
Runtime : 90 minutes
Company :
Cast : Peter Falk, Dennis Hopper, Harry Dean Stanton, Wim Wenders
Language : en, de


Descriptions Motion and Emotion: The Films of Wim Wenders

Though very polite and British, this feature-length documentary about German filmmaker Wim Wenders offers the most penetrating insights and the best overall critique of his work that I have encountered anywhere. Paul Joyce, who directed it, has also made documentaries about Nicolas Roeg, David Cronenberg, Nagisa Oshima, and Dennis Hopper, and he knows the conventional format well enough to get the most out of it. There are good clips and interesting commentaries from the interviewed subjects, who include Wenders himself, cinematographer Robby Muller, filmmaker Sam Fuller, novelist Patricia Highsmith, musician Ry Cooder, actors Harry Dean Stanton, Peter Falk, and Hanns Zischler, and critic Kraft Wetzel, who is especially provocative. A must-see for Wenders fans, highly recommended for everyone else. –Jonathan Rosenbaum, 1989
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