It’s hard to imagine Wim Wenders’s movies without the music featured in them, from Alice in the Cities’Can soundtrack and Chuck Berry performance to Paris, Texas’s Ry Cooder guitar score to Wings of Desire’s Nick Cave sequences. In a new interview at Bomb, the filmmaker comments on five instances of his use of music in his films—clips of which are helpfully included. It’s a good read—and who knew that Berry sequence from Alice was shot by D. A. Pennebaker?
A Sound for Love and Loss: Bo Harwood on A Woman Under the Influence
With just piano and guitar, longtime Cassavetes collaborator Bo Harwood created a score that highlights the melancholy in the director’s acclaimed domestic drama.
From the Tarkovsky Archives
On what would have been his eighty-sixth birthday, we’re celebrating Andrei Tarkvosky’s legacy with a look back at some of the essays and videos we’ve published on his work.