The Musical Cinema of Wim Wenders

On Film / Short Takes — Sep 3, 2015
Wim Wenders young

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?