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Wings of Desire (The Criterion Collection)
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This is not a perfect film. There are some dull moments, and I thoroughly dislike a couple of moments in the film, in particular, Dommartin's speech to Bruno Ganz in the bar near the end of the film. But there are so many magnificent moments, so many moments where they not merely get something right, but produce a moment of almost transcendent beauty, that WINGS OF DESIRE provides more than entertainment, but something akin to a reason to live. The movie becomes in the end a celebration of life, of all the tawdry elements that go into being human. The movie ends in affirming nearly as many things as Walt Whitman does in "Song of Myself."
I love the cast.Read more ›
Once Henry Van Dyke said:"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but those who love, time is eternity." So will the angel Will the Angel choose eternity in heaven or eternity through love? The journey is yours to discover and it is worth the time!
Also included are the German theatrical trailer and an amusing "Wen Wunderts" promo trailer.
The second disc features the bulk of the extra material, starting off with "The Angels Among Us," a 2003 documentary where key cast and crew members are interviewed. Wenders wanted to make a film about Berlin, the way he remembered it when he was young. Peter Handke talks about his unconventional approach to the script. For the two main angels, Wenders cast Bruno Ganz and Otto Sander based on their 20-year friendship and working relationship. Everyone speaks quite eloquently about their experiences making Wings of Desire.
"Cinema Cinemas" features an interview with Wenders from the February 17, 1987 episode of this French television program. We see Wenders at work on the set of Wings of Desire with his cast and crew shooting scenes from the film.
Also included are nine deleted scenes with commentary by Wenders and outtakes but only with music. Not surprisingly, there is a lot of footage of the angels observing humanity. The outtakes feature all sorts of beautiful shots of Berlin.Read more ›
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Every now and then I have the need to watch this movie...and it never gets old.
Every aspect of this movie is 5 star...having said that, this movie is not for everyone. Read more
Great movie as everyone knows. I recently saw Far Away So Close that adds nicely to that universe.Published 13 months ago by Planetguy
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Yeah, me too. It's really annoying - I finally got around to watching it today, and it's screwed up.
Dec 17, 2009 by Ryan Felts | See all 4 posts
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As to French, I'd highly recommend Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring. I also enjoyed My Father's Glory, and My Mother's Castle.
From Spain, I enjoyed Tristana, and Open Your Eyes.
My concentration is Asia, and I very much enjoyed Be With You, Heaven's Bookstore, Coquille, Yomigaeri... Read More
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