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Wim Wenders Quotes

37 Wim Wenders quotes:

"Butte was once a grand city. To me, that city is like one big stage for Edward Hopper. You could put your camera anywhere, and you felt you were looking at his paintings."
"Any movie that has that spirit and says things can be changed is worth making."
"Cinema is a worldwide phenomenon."
"Entertainment today constantly emphasises the message that things are wonderful the way they are. But there is another kind of cinema, which says that change is possible and necessary and it's up to you."
"Everything is entertainment; criticism is now entertainment and it seems that the French directors have woken up one day and suddenly realised that they were not backed up any more."
"Filmmakers and critics wrote about each other and sometimes very harshly. This no longer exists."
"For us music is mainly part of the entertainment world and is often a luxury."
"For years all I seemed to be doing was lobbying politicians and others to persuade them that European culture needed movies, and that we had to protect it."
"Havana is one of the poorest cities I've been in the last few years and yet we were never asked for money from anybody during our stay."
"I've never been anywhere in my life like it and I only really noticed it when I returned to Los Angeles and then Berlin. Everybody is much better off in these places, there is not poverty like in Cuba, but everybody complains about things."
"Ibrahim tells his story without a grain of complaint, and this was true for all of the band members. This is very much part of the Cuban spirit and soul."
"Many French directors, having now realised there was no more real criticism, that the standards of the past have gone, are very offended about the quality of film criticism."
"Maybe it's the music that enables them to function like that, to always take everything as it comes and never complain about the misery, hardship or injustice."
"Of course the French are making very credible movies and it is still one of the greatest nations in terms of world cinema but the real problem is the decay in film criticism."
"Take opera for example - to go to the opera you have to dress up in a tuxedo and pay lots of money."
"The Cuban people have an amazingly strong and unbroken spirit."
"The culture of independent film criticism has totally gone down the drain and this seems to come with the territory of the consumer age that we are now living in."
"utterly self-absorbed and isolated itself more and more from the rest of the world. That was very painful for somebody like me who loves America and didn't want to see it pervert all its virtues."
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"Movies are something people see all over the world because there is a certain need for it."
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"The more opinions you have, the less you see."

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