The Logic of Images: Essays and Conversations by Wim Wenders

By Wim Wenders

This e-book is the spouse quantity to "Emotion Pictures". within the booklet Wenders strikes from a contemplation of natural cinema, to a attention and research of his personal motion pictures. starting with the query: Why do you're making films?, Wenders expresses his personal special approach to cinema. He then proceeds to debate the total diversity of his paintings, from "Summer within the City" and his early German movies, via to "Paris, Texas" and "Wings of Desire".

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But - to return to this again - isn't that your subject too, most recently in The State of Things and also in your earlier films - the cinema, and its effect on your life and work and sensibility? Up until now, yes. I would say, looking back, that there was something compulsive about it; it was a kind of alibi to permit me to tell any kind of story at all. Whatever story I told always began with this alibi. Hence these constant hints that I appreciate there is a language of film that's already been used to say this and that, etc.

He came over to Portugal from Rome and asked if there was anything he could do. And since the part of the writer was still open, it seemed to me like a stroke of luck, and I think Paul was really, really good in the part. It was a risk, of course, working with someone who had no experience as an actor, but I think it really paid off. Did you ever have it in mind to have a German actor play the director? Yes, I'd offered the part to Hanns Zischler. He couldn't make it. Rudiger Vogler had a theatre job in Paris, so he couldn't either.

Does he want to kill himself? Why is he in such a hurry? , etc. I think it was from that moment that I became a storyteller. And from that moment all my difficulties began too, because it was the first time that something had happened in a scene I had set up. After that, the problems came thick and fast. When I was cutting together the ten shots, I realized that after the shot where the man crosses the tracks hell for leather there would be the expectation that every subsequent shot would contain some action.

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