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Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders at Cannes, 2002
Born August 14, 1945 (1945-08-14) (age 62)
Düsseldorf, Germany
Occupation Film director
Spouse Donata Wenders
Website www.wim-wenders.com

Ernst Wilhelm ("Wim") Wenders (born August 14, 1945) is a German film director, playwright, photographer, and producer. He was born in Düsseldorf. ImageMetadata File history File links Wim_Wenders(cannesPhotocall)-.jpg Wenders Wim in Cannes in 2002. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The title of this article contains the character ü. Where it is unavailable or not desired, the name may be represented as Duesseldorf. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or drama. ... A photographer at the Calgary Folk Music Festival Paparazzi at the Tribeca Film Festival A photographer is a person who takes a photograph using a camera. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... The title of this article contains the character ü. Where it is unavailable or not desired, the name may be represented as Duesseldorf. ...

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Career and awards

Wenders began his career in film as part of the New German Cinema in the late 1960s, making his feature directorial debut with Summer in the City in 1970. Awards that he has received include the Golden Lion for The State of Things at the Venice Film Festival in 1982, the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1984 for his movie Paris, Texas, and Best Direction for Wings of Desire at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival. Wenders was awarded honorary doctorates at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1989 and at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium in 2005. He was awarded the Leopard of Honour at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2005. New German cinema is a period in German cinema which lasted from the late 1960s into the 1980s. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... Summer in the City is the first full-length feature film by director Wim Wenders, released in 1970 and starring Hanns Zischler. ... // Events February 11 - The film The Magic Christian, starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr premieres in New York City. ... The Golden Lion (it: Leone dOro) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Biennale Venice Film Festival. ... The State of Things (German: Der Stand der Dinge) is a 1982 road movie directed by Wim Wenders. ... The Venice Film Festival ( ) is the oldest film festival in the world. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... Palme dOr The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... Paris, Texas (1984) is a movie directed by Wim Wenders and is probably his most well-known and critically acclaimed work (in the English speaking world, at least). ... Wings of Desire is the English title of Der Himmel über Berlin, a 1987 film by the German-born director Wim Wenders. ... An Honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum) is a degree awarded to someone by an institution that he or she may have never attended, it may be a bachelors, masters or doctorate degree - however, the latter is most common. ... The Sorbonne, Paris, in a 17th century engraving The historic University of Paris (French: ) first appeared in the second half of the 12th century, but was in 1970 reorganised as 13 autonomous universities (University of Paris I–XIII). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Catholic University of Leuven (french-speaking). ... The Leopard of Honour is a lifes work achievement award at the Locarno International Film Festival, an international film festival held annually in Locarno, Switzerland. ... The Locarno International Film Festival is an international film festival held annually in Locarno, Switzerland. ...


Much of the cinematography in his movies was as a result of a highly productive collaboration with Dutch cinematographer Robby Müller. He also worked with the famous Austrian writer Peter Handke, adapting Handke's novel The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick for his second feature film, The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty, and then collaborating with Handke in one of his most famous movies, Wings of Desire. He co-wrote Until the End of the World starring actress and romantic interest Solveig Dommartin. ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ... Robby Müller (born April 4, 1940, in Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles), sometimes credited as Robby Muller, is a cinematographer whose name is most often associated with film director Wim Wenders. ... Peter Handke (born December 6, 1942) is an avant-garde Austrian novelist and playwright. ... The Goalkeepers Fear of the Penalty (US title: The Goalies Anxiety at the Penalty Kick) is the English title of Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter, a 1972 film by the German-born director Wim Wenders. ... Wings of Desire is the English title of Der Himmel über Berlin, a 1987 film by the German-born director Wim Wenders. ... Until the End of the World (German: Bis ans Ende der Welt) is a 1991 film by the German-born film director Wim Wenders; the screenplay was written by Wenders and Peter Carey, from a story by Wenders and Solveig Dommartin. ... Solveig Dommartin in Wings of Desire (1987). ...


He has directed several highly acclaimed documentaries, most notably Buena Vista Social Club about Cuban musicians, and Soul of a Man about American blues. The Buena Vista Social Club was a members club in Havana, Cuba that held dances and musical activities, becoming a popular location for musicians to meet and play during the 1940s. ... Soul Of A Man is a 2003 documentary film directed by Wim Wenders. ...


Wenders has directed many music videos for U2, such as "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" and a number of television commercials including a UK advertisement for Carling Premier Canadian beer. A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Stay (Faraway, So Close!) is a song by U2, released as a single from the Zooropa album. ... Carling OKeefe originated as Canadian Breweries Limited which was the first brewing conglomerate in Canada. ...


Wenders is also a member of the advisory board of World Cinema Foundation. The project was founded by Martin Scorsese and aimed at finding and reconstructing world cinema films that have been long neglected. World Cinema Foundation is a project founded in 2007 and aims at at finding and reconstructing world cinema films that have been long neglected. ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (born November 17, 1942) is an American film director, writer and producer and founder of the World Cinema Foundation. ...


Early life

Wenders graduated from the Gymnasium (high school) in Oberhausen, in the Ruhr area. He then studied medicine (1963-64) and philosophy (1964-65) in Freiburg and Düsseldorf. However, he dropped out of school and moved to Paris in October, 1966 to become a painter. Wenders failed his entry test at the Art Academy, so instead became an engraver in the studio of Johnny Friedlander, an American artist, in Montparnasse. During this time, Wenders became fascinated with cinema, and saw up to 5 movies a day at the local movie theater. A gymnasium (pronounced with or, in Swedish, as opposed to ) is a type of school providing secondary education in some parts of Europe, comparable to English Grammar Schools and U.S. High Schools. ... Oberhausen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Ruhr Area within Germany Map of the Ruhr Area The Ruhr Area, also called simply Ruhr, (German Ruhrgebiet, colloquial Ruhrpott or Kohlenpott) is an urban area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, consisting of a number of large formerly industrial cities bordered by the rivers Ruhr to the south, Rhine to... This article refers to the city in Baden-Württemberg. ... The title of this article contains the character ü. Where it is unavailable or not desired, the name may be represented as Duesseldorf. ... The Montparnasse Tower, which at 209m was the tallest building in Western Europe when it was built. ...


Set on making his obsession also his life's work, Wenders returned to Germany in 1967 to work in the Düsseldorf office of United Artists. That fall, he entered the "Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München" (University of Television and Film Munich). Between 1967 and 1970 while at the "HFF", Wenders also worked as a film critic for FilmKritik, then the Munich daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, Twen magazine, and Der Spiegel. This article is about the film studio. ... The University of Television and Film Munich - Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film (HFF) München - is a publicly funded film school in Munich, Germany. ... The Süddeutsche Zeitung is one of the largest German newspapers. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Wenders completed several short films before graduating from the Hochschule with a feature-length 16mm black and white film, Summer in the City. Summer in the City is the first full-length feature film by director Wim Wenders, released in 1970 and starring Hanns Zischler. ...


Filmography

Year Title German title Summary
1970 Summer in the City First full length feature film (Dedicated to The Kinks)
1972 The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty (UK) or The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (USA) Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter Adaptation of a novel by Peter Handke
1973 The Scarlet Letter Der Scharlachrote Buchstabe Adapted from the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne
1974 Alice in the Cities Alice in den Städten First part of Wenders' Road Movie Trilogy
1975 The Wrong Move Falsche Bewegung Second part of Wenders' Road Movie Trilogy
1976 Kings of the Road Im Lauf der Zeit Third part of Wenders' Road Movie Trilogy
1977 The American Friend Der Amerikanische Freund Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel Ripley's Game
1980 Lightning Over Water Documentary about the last days of Nicholas Ray
1982 Room 666 Chambre 666 Short documentary interviews directors on the future of cinema, including Steven Spielberg, Jean-Luc Godard, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Filmed at Cannes
1982 Reverse Angle Short film documents Wenders' disputes with Coppola during Hammett
1982 Hammett Fictional story about Dashiell Hammett, American writer; based on a novel by Joe Gores
1982 The State of Things Stand der Dinge
1984 Paris, Texas
1985 Tokyo-Ga Documentary about Japanese film director Yasujiro Ozu
1987 Wings of Desire Der Himmel über Berlin Written with Peter Handke
1989 Notebook on Cities and Clothes Aufzeichnungen zu Kleidern und Städten Documentary about Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto.
1990 Red Hot + Blue Music video for "Night and Day" performed by U2
1991 Until the End of the World Bis ans Ende der Welt
1992 Arisha, the Bear and the Stone Ring Arisha, der Bär und der steinerne Ring
1993 Faraway, So Close! In weiter Ferne, so nah! Partially a sequel to Wings of Desire
1994 Lisbon Story Partially a sequel to The State of Things
1995 Beyond the Clouds Jenseits der Wolken
1995 The Brothers Skladanowsky Die Gebrüder Skladanowsky Also known as A Trick of the Light
1997 The End of Violence
1998 Willie Nelson at the Teatro
1999 Buena Vista Social Club Documentary about Cuban musicians; made with Ry Cooder
2000 The Million Dollar Hotel
2002 Ode to Cologne: A Rock 'N' Roll Film Viel passiert - Der BAP-Film Documentary about the Cologne rock group BAP
2002 Ten Minutes Older Contributed segment "Twelve Miles to Trona"
2003 The Soul of a Man Documentary about Blues musicians
2004 Land of Plenty
2005 Don't Come Knocking
2008 The Palermo Shooting

Summer in the City is the first full-length feature film by director Wim Wenders, released in 1970 and starring Hanns Zischler. ... The Goalkeepers Fear of the Penalty (US title: The Goalies Anxiety at the Penalty Kick) is the English title of Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter, a 1972 film by the German-born director Wim Wenders. ... Peter Handke (born December 6, 1942) is an avant-garde Austrian novelist and playwright. ... The Scarlet Letter (German: Der Scharlachrote Buchstabe) is a 1973 German film directed by Wim Wenders. ... This article is about the 1850 book. ... Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne; July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) was a 19th century American novelist and short story writer. ... Alice in the Cities (German: Alice in den Städten) is a 1974 German road movie directed by Wim Wenders. ... Kings of the Road, 1976 The Road Movie Trilogy is a series of three road movies directed by German film director Wim Wenders in the mid-1970s. ... The Wrong Move (German: Falsche Bewegung) is a 1975 German road movie directed by Wim Wenders. ... Kings of the Road (Im Lauf der Zeit) is a 1976 German road movie directed by Wim Wenders. ... The American Friend (German: Der Amerikanische Freund) (1977) is a criminal character study film, by German director Wim Wenders, loosely adapted from the novel Ripleys Game by Patricia Highsmith. ... 1962 publicity photo of Patricia Highsmith Patricia Highsmith (January 19, 1921 - February 4, 1995) was an American novelist who is known mainly for her psychological crime thrillers which have led to more than two dozen film adaptations. ... Ripleys Game is the third novel in Patricia Highsmiths Tom Ripley series (the Ripliad), written in 1974. ... Lightning Over Water is a 1980 film documentary by Wim Wenders about the last days of director Nicholas Ray. ... Nicholas Ray (born Raymond Nicholas Kienzle) (August 7, 1911–June 16, 1979) was an American film director. ... Room 666 (German title: Chambre 666) is a 1982 documentary film directed by German film director Wim Wenders. ... Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... Jean-Luc Godard (French IPA: ) (born 3 December 1930) is a French filmmaker and one of the most influential members of the Nouvelle Vague, or French New Wave. Born to Franco-Swiss parents in Paris, he was educated in Nyon, Switzerland, later studying at the Lycée Rohmer, and the... Rainer Werner Fassbinder (May 31, 1945 – June 10, 1982) was a German movie director, screenwriter and actor, one of the most important representatives of the New German Cinema. ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... For the chemistry relation, see Hammett equation. ... For the chemistry relation, see Hammett equation. ... Samuel Dashiell Hammett (May 27, 1894 – January 10, 1961) was an American author of hardboiled detective novels and short stories. ... The State of Things (German: Der Stand der Dinge) is a 1982 road movie directed by Wim Wenders. ... Paris, Texas (1984) is a movie directed by Wim Wenders and is probably his most well-known and critically acclaimed work (in the English speaking world, at least). ... Tokyo-Ga is a 1985 movie directed by Wim Wenders about filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu. ... Yasujiro Ozu (小津 安二郎 Ozu Yasujirō) (December 12, 1903 - December 12, 1963) was an influential Japanese film director. ... Wings of Desire is the English title of Der Himmel über Berlin, a 1987 film by the German-born director Wim Wenders. ... Peter Handke (born December 6, 1942) is an avant-garde Austrian novelist and playwright. ... Yōji Yamamoto(山本 耀司、Yamamoto Yōji, born 3 October 1943) is an internationally known Japanese fashion designer based out of Paris, Japan, and New York. ... Red Hot + Blue was the first in the series of compilation albums from the Red Hot Organization. ... Night and Day is a song written by Cole Porter for the 1932 musical play The Gay Divorce. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Until the End of the World (German: Bis ans Ende der Welt) is a 1991 film by the German-born film director Wim Wenders; the screenplay was written by Wenders and Peter Carey, from a story by Wenders and Solveig Dommartin. ... Faraway, So Close! is the English title of In weiter Ferne, so nah!, a 1993 film by German director Wim Wenders, written by him, Richard Reitinger and Ulrich Zieger. ... Wings of Desire is the English title of Der Himmel über Berlin, a 1987 film by the German-born director Wim Wenders. ... Lisbon Story (Viagem a Lisboa, Lisbonne Story) is a Wim Wenders 1994 film. ... The State of Things (German: Der Stand der Dinge) is a 1982 road movie directed by Wim Wenders. ... © Makoto Shinkai / CoMix Wave Kumo no Mukou Yakusoku no Basho (雲のむこう、約束の場所, Beyond the Clouds, The Promised Place. ... The End of Violence is a 1997 film by the internationally renowned German director Wim Wenders. ... Buena Vista Social Club (1999) is a documentary film by Wim Wenders about the music of Cuba. ... Ryland Ry Peter Cooder (born 15 March 1947, in Los Angeles, California) is an American guitarist, singer and composer, known for his slide guitar work, his interest in the American roots music and, more recently, for his collaborations with traditional musicians from many countries. ... The Million Dollar Hotel is an English language 2000 movie based on a concept story by Bono of Irish rock band U2 and Nicholas Klein and directed by Wim Wenders. ... Ten minutes older is a 2002 film project resulting in two different films called The Trumpet and The Cello. ... The Soul of a Man is a 2003 documentary film directed by Wim Wenders as fourth installment of the documentary film series The Blues produced by Martin Scorsese. ... Land of Plenty is a 2004 drama film directed by Wim Wenders starring Michelle Williams and John Diehl. ... Dont Come Knocking is a 2005 film directed by Wim Wenders. ...

Selected bibliography

  • Wenders, Wim (1984), Paris, Texas, Nördlingen: Greno, ISBN 978-3921568118
  • Wenders, Wim (1986), Emotion pictures: Essays und Filmkritiken, 1968-1984, Frankfurt: Verlag der Autoren, ISBN 978-3886610785
  • Wenders, Wim (1989), Emotion pictures: reflections on cinema, London: Faber and Faber, ISBN 978-0571152711
  • Shepard, Sam & Wenders, Wim (1991), Paris, Texas: Screenplay, New York: Ecco Press, ISBN 978-0880012669
  • Wenders, Wim & Hofmann, Michael (1992), The logic of images: essays and conversations, London: Faber and Faber, ISBN 978-0571165179
  • Wenders, Wim (1995), Die Zeit mit Antonioni: Chronik eines Films, Frankfurt: Verlag der Autoren, ISBN 978-3886611621
  • Wenders, Wim & Handke, Peter (1998), Der Himmel über Berlin: Ein Filmbuch von Wim Wenders und Peter Handke, Berlin: Suhrkamp Verlag, ISBN 978-3518024065
  • Wenders, Wim & Wenders, Donata (2000), The heart is a sleeping Beauty: the Million Dollar Hotel - a film book, New York: teNeues, ISBN 978-3823854685
  • Wenders, Wim & Hofmann, Michael (2000), My time with Antonioni: the diary of an extraordinary experience, London: Faber and Faber, ISBN 978-0571200764
  • Wenders, Wim (2001), Written in the West, New York: teNeues, ISBN 978-3823854692
  • Wenders, Wim (2001), Once: pictures and stories, New York: D.A.P./Schirmer/Mosel, ISBN 978-1891024252
  • Wenders, Wim & Hofmann, Michael (2001), On film: essays and conversations, London: Faber and Faber, ISBN 978-0571207183
  • Lindbergh, Peter & Wenders, Wim (2002), Peter Lindbergh: stories, Santa Fe: Arena Editions, ISBN 978-1892041647
  • Steinhilber, Berthold & Wenders, Wim (2003), Ghost towns of the American West, New York: Harry N. Abrams, ISBN 978-0810945081
  • Wenders, Wim & Tawada, Yoko (2007), Where Europe begins, New York: New Directions Publishers, ISBN 978-0811217026

Faber and Faber is a celebrated publishing house in the UK, notable in particular for publishing the poetry of T. S. Eliot. ... Sam Shepard (born November 5, 1943) is a unique American artist whose talents have been expressed in many different areas. ... A publishing imprint of Harper Collins Books. ... Michael Hofmann (born 1957, Freiburg, West Germany) is a German poet and award-winning translator. ... Faber and Faber is a celebrated publishing house in the UK, notable in particular for publishing the poetry of T. S. Eliot. ... Peter Handke (born December 6, 1942) is an avant-garde Austrian novelist and playwright. ... German publishing house, established in 1950, generally acknowledged as one of the leading European publishers. ... Michael Hofmann (born 1957, Freiburg, West Germany) is a German poet and award-winning translator. ... Faber and Faber is a celebrated publishing house in the UK, notable in particular for publishing the poetry of T. S. Eliot. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Michael Hofmann (born 1957, Freiburg, West Germany) is a German poet and award-winning translator. ... Faber and Faber is a celebrated publishing house in the UK, notable in particular for publishing the poetry of T. S. Eliot. ... Peter Lindbergh, born Peter Brodbeck(* 23. ... Harry N. Abrams, Inc. ... Yōko Tawada (多和田葉子 Tawada Yōko, 1960 - Present) is a Japanese writer currently living in Hamburg, Germany. ... New Directions Publishers was founded in 1936 by James Laughlin after graduating from Harvard University. ...

Quotes

  • "Sex and violence was never really my cup of tea; I was always more into sax and violins."
  • "I consider Ozu my all time grand master."
  • "I want to make personal films, not private films."

Yasujiro Ozu (小津 安二郎 Ozu Yasujirō) (December 12, 1903 - December 12, 1963) was an influential Japanese film director. ...

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NAME Wenders, Wim
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Wenders, Ernst Wilhelm
SHORT DESCRIPTION film director
DATE OF BIRTH August 14, 1945
PLACE OF BIRTH Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
DATE OF DEATH
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