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Last WordsConsidering Contemporary Cinema$
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Jason Wood

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231171977

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.001.0001

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Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders

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(p.146) Wim Wenders
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Last Words
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Jason Wood

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.003.0027

This chapter presents an interview with German filmmaker Wim Wenders. His most notable films include The Buena Vista Social Club (1999), a collaboration with regular cohort Ry Cooder. This documentary offered an intimate look at a group of veterans of the Cuban music scene. Pina (2011) offers a portrait of the influential choreographer Pina Bausch that explored the possibilities of the 3D format. Something of a polymath, Wenders has also written several books on cinema and numerous books of photography. His artwork has been exhibited worldwide. The present interview took place to mark a major retrospective at the BFI Southbank in 2010. It covered topics such as his thoughts, memories, and perceptions regarding some of his past filmmaking endeavors; recurrent themes in his films; and the role played by music in his work.

Keywords:   Wim Wenders, The Buena Vista Social Club, Pina, interviews, film directors, German filmmakers, filmmaking

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