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Once: Pictures and Stories

Wenders, Wim

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ISBN 10: 1891024256 / ISBN 13: 9781891024252
Published by Distributed Art Pub Inc, Jackson, Tennessee, U.S.A., 2001
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Title: Once: Pictures and Stories

Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc, Jackson, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: wraps

Edition: First U. S. Edition

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Wim Wenders ranks among the greatest artistic minds of contemporary film: over the past thirty years his films have displayed such wisdom, creativity, and sensitivity that they have transcended boundaries of language and nationality. Wenders brings to this collection of photographic essays the same literary and cinematic talents, the same command of the art of storytelling that we find in his films. In the tradition of Paris, Texas and Faraway, So Close, the texts and pictures in Once weave ambiguous and moving narratives in fits of rhythmic prose and inventive imagery. Prefaced by Wenders' poetic meditations on the metaphysics of photography and film, Once consists of short, autobiographical sketches relating Wenders' experiences-both meaningful and apparently trivial-on his trips across the world scouting locations for his films, as well as photographs taken during these excursions. The resulting book is at once travel diary, photo album, and a series of short films or short stories-revealing the views and sentiments of an auteur inspired by the poetry of the eye and the melody of speech. Fascinating and revelatory, Once gives us a unique look at the universe Wenders has created out of the hidden pieces of everyday life.

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Wim Wenders was born in 1945 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Wenders emerged as a filmmaker during the New German Cinema movement in the early 1970s, and by the end of the decade he had crossed over to audiences in the United States and all over the world with the American-German-French production "The American Friend." In 1984 he won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for "Paris, Texas," and continued to win acclaim and admiration throughout the rest of the decade and into the next with such films as "Wings of Desire," "Until the End of the World," "Faraway, So Close," "The Buena Vista Social Club," and, most recently, "The Million Dollar Hotel," which premiered at the 2000 Berlin Film Festival. Author Quote:
"Every photo, every 'ONCE' in time is also the beginning of a story starting 'once upon a time... ' Every photo is the first frame of a movie." -Wim Wenders

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