Wim Wenders' "Wings of Desire"
January 10, 2012 6:49 PM   Subscribe

p.o.v number 8: Wings of Desire
posted by Trurl (7 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow, thanks for this. One of my favorite films. So lyrical and evocative.
posted by stargell at 7:01 PM on January 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love this movie so much. Also of interest (maybe) is U2's video for Stay (Faraway, So Close!), which was directed by Wim Wenders and plays with the same ideas as Wings Of Desire.

I watch Wings Of Desire regularly, and it brings back memories of the week I spent in Berlin in 1987 so strongly. That was such a strange time, a city living desperately in a mania trying to prove that it wasn't actually undergoing what was happening.

Good post. Thanks so much! I'll have to watch it again in the next couple of days thanks to you.
posted by hippybear at 8:16 PM on January 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


One of my all time favourite films. Thanks for posting.
posted by Webbster at 8:22 PM on January 10, 2012


Crap, it happened again. All it takes is one mention of Wings of Desire and I find myself staring at the wall for 10 minutes, deep in reflection.
posted by vverse23 at 8:29 PM on January 10, 2012


Fantastic film. Trurl, your posts have consistently been some of my favorites on this site. Thank you.
posted by Wemmick at 8:47 PM on January 10, 2012


I love this movie so much. Also of interest (maybe) is U2's video for Stay (Faraway, So Close!), which was directed by Wim Wenders and plays with the same ideas as Wings Of Desire.

Faraway, So Close! is actually the sequel to Wings of Desire, so you can see an entire other film in the same area. While Wings of Desire is one of my favourite films I was disappointed with the follow up, which tells the story of Cassiel, the partner angel of the main character in the first movie. It disappointed critically as well IIRC. U2 were in their Berlin phase at the time and do music within the film, hence the sound track.
posted by biffa at 4:07 AM on January 11, 2012


No subtitles. grrr, my German has gotten rusty!
posted by billcicletta at 6:36 AM on January 11, 2012


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