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Director 'Nicholas Ray' is eager to complete a final film before his imminent death from cancer. Wim Wenders is working on his own film _Hammett (1983)_ in Hollywood, but flies to New York to help Ray realize his final wish. Ray's original intent is to make a fiction film about a dying painter who sails to China to find a cure for his disease. He and Wenders discuss this idea, but it is obviously unrealistic given Ray's state of health.
While I appreciate Wim Wenders' desire to fulfill Nick Ray's last wish and admire his courage to grope his way forward without a script, I question the merit of filming his... Read morePublished on May 25, 2012 by Carole Puri
They say when your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. In that way, it makes sense that when film director Nicholas Ray ("Rebel Without a Cause", "King of... Read morePublished on December 20, 2011 by Dean A. Anderson
Although in obvious pain and near death, Nick is badgered and filmed in what should have been private moments with the people closest to him or not, at their descretion. Read morePublished on December 21, 2009 by Kenneth A. Nelson