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Monday Motivation: Wim Wenders

Since I’m still on a little post-Oscars film buzz, I thought I’d dedicate one more of my “Monday Motivation” posts to the movies. This weekend, after hearing that MoMA was going to have a retrospective for Wim Wenders (now until March 17th), with a week of screenings introduced by Wenders himself, I was so excited that I re-watched my favorite Wenders film – Paris, Texas – one of the most visually inspiring films I’ve ever watched. Here’s the poster, followed by a few of my favorite stills from the film.

Wim Wenders Paris TexasspaceParisTexas03_Paris-Texas copyparis_texas_03Paris Texas Stillparis_texas_-_couvAll images from “Paris, Texas” (West Germany, 1983) by Wim Wenders

A few things that I was reminded of / questioned while watching:

  • The desolate American scenes against Wenders’ brilliant use of color are just perfect
  • Funny how a talented group of Germans made such an iconic American film
  • Speaking of Germans…Nastassja Kinski…such a powerful actress (and a total babe too!)
  • Ā A lot of symbolism around the colors red and green…especially with the wardrobes
  • Do huge mobile banks still exist? I’ve never seen one, but guessing it may just be a Texas thing?

Most importantly, if you’re in NYC and reading this before lunch (or before tixs sell out), buy a ticket to go see this screening (+ the Wenders introduction) at 3:45 pm today.

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