Wim Wenders Quotes


37 Wim Wenders quotes:



"Movies are something people see all over the world because there is a certain need for it."
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"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."
"The more opinions you have, the less you see."
"What is generally referred to as American-style films are, in fact, studio productions."
"Any film that supports the idea that things can be changed is a great film in my eyes."
"Any movie that has that spirit and says things can be changed is worth making."
"As proud as I am of European cinema, the way to make it survive is not to make it an endangered species but to put it out there in the world."
"But I think that the spirit of protectionism would be the grave of European cinema. You cannot protect something by building a fence around it and thinking that this will help it survive."
"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."
"Every kid in Cuba knows what the dollar is worth, it is the other currency and there are many things you can only buy with American dollars."
"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."
"Film is a very, very powerful medium. It can either confirm the idea that things are wonderful the way they are, or it can reinforce the conception that things can be changed."
"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 really wanted the film to be shown in the US because Cuba, for a huge section of the American public, has been eradicated from view."
"I was in the forefront of that discussion for many years and as chairman and president of the European Film Academy had many long debates over this."
"I'm getting a little bored by the juxtaposition of American and other cinema. I no longer think this division is as true as it might have been in the 1980s, or the early part of the 90s."



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