Wim Wenders Quotes


37 Wim Wenders quotes:



"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."
"In fact, it is amazing how much European films - Italian, French, German and English - have recovered a certain territory of the audience in their countries over the last few years."
"In the late 1980s the amount of German films was down to four or five percent of the market, and the remaining 95 percent were American. It is now 20 to 30 percent German productions."
"In this age of consumerism film criticism all over the world - in America first but also in Europe - has become something that caters for the movie industry instead of being a counterbalance."
"It's very hard to find critics or a magazine today that will publish material that is genuinely independent and written without any concern about being cut off some distributor's list or not be invited or flown into screenings."
"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."
"Many of the critics today get airline tickets, hotel accommodation, bags, beautiful photographs, gifts and other expenses paid by the distributors, and then are supposed to write serious articles about the movie."
"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."
"Most journalists today work for the film industry and not as a sort of mirror of the industry. And that phenomenon has struck the French as well."
"Neither Rainer Werner, nor any of us could have succeeded, or produced the number of films that we did, just on our own. We showed our films to each other, discussed them vigorously and rarely agreed."
"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."
"So I am getting a little bored with defining one type of film as American and the other European or from somewhere else because the division is no longer true."
"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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