2017年10月19日 星期四

Wim Wenders’ 英文自述;INSTANT STORIES;Wings of Desire 等等

The incredible Wim Wenders will be signing copies of his new book, 'Instant Stories' at The Photographers' Gallery. It's a photographic road trip through his life so far.
22nd October | 15:00 - 16:30


Wim Wenders: Painter, Filmmaker, Photographer

Published on Nov 13, 2014
“The world was such a better world in paintings than in reality.” Growing up in post-war Düsseldorf, it was through paintings that German filmmaker Wim Wenders initially discovered the possibility of a different world. This would later come to define him not only as a painter, but also as a filmmaker and photographer, as he shares with us in this personal interview.

A painter at heart, Wenders initially regarded film and photography as a simple way to record his surroundings and the camera as an extension of his painting tools. What he discovered, however, was that the camera could depict something that paintings could not - time. To Wenders, each photograph is a sort of time capsule, frozen in time but with an incredible relation to its own past and future, inviting the spectator to see more than any film could ever show. His desire is for the picture to not only convey a story about itself, but also about the person who took it. “I’m looking strictly for what I can learn about us”, he emphasizes.

Common for Wenders’ approach to both film and photography, is the starting point in painting and in particular the concept of frames. He considers the frame to be the defining factor - if it is not in the frame, then it is out: “The frame is the main act.”

In the end, Wenders became a filmmaker almost without being aware of it, and the transition from painting to photography and films was complete, as he puts it: “Eventually I realized I was no longer a painter.”

Wim Wenders (born Ernst Wilhelm Wenders in 1945) is the director behind movies such as ‘Paris, Texas’, the story of a man who returns to retrieve his life after a four year absence, ‘Wings of Desire’ (‘Der Himmel über Berlin’), which features an angel who falls in love with a mortal and thus wishes to become human, ‘Faraway, So Close!’ (‘In weiter Ferne so nah’), where a group of angels again look longingly upon the life of humans, ‘Buena Vista Social Club’, which documents a group of talented aging Cuban musicians, and ‘Pina’, a tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch. He has received a multitude of international awards, including the Palme d’Or, the BAFTA and the Golden Lion. Since 1996 he has been the president of the European Film Academy in Berlin. Apart from being a highly praised filmmaker, Wenders is also an acclaimed playwright, photographer and author.

Wim Wenders was interviewed by Marc-Christoph Wagner at Kunstforeningen Gammel Strand. Most of the photographs shown in this interview are part of the exhibition: ‘Wim Wenders – Places, strange and quiet.’

Camera: Simon Weyhe
Edited by: Kamilla Bruus
Produced by: Marc-Christoph Wagner, 2014.
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Supported by Nordea-fonden



(德國之聲中文網)溫·韋德斯電影回顧周於本週一揭開帷幕。首先放映的是韋德斯(Wim Wenders)於1984年拍攝的電影"巴黎,德州"(Paris, Texas)。在為期兩週的電影回顧周中總共會展映20多部影片,平均下來每天放映2到3部影片。
韋德斯在1999年拍攝的紀錄片"樂士浮生錄"(Buena Vista Social Club)也在展映之列。這部影片曾經獲得奧斯卡電影節最佳紀錄片單元的提名。展映的影片中還包括"慾望之翼"(Der Himmel über Berlin,1987)、"咫尺天涯"(Der Himmel über Berlin,1993)以及一系列短片等等。很多電影在放映時將播出原音配加英文字幕。
韋德斯的最近一次公開露面是在今年的柏林電影節上。電影節放映了2015年韋德斯的新作品--3D版電影"一切都會好"(Everything Will Be Fine)。韋德斯還被柏林電影節授予終身成就獎。
今年8月,韋德斯將迎來自己70歲大壽。去年他拍攝的講述巴西攝影師塞巴斯蒂昂·薩爾加多(Sebastião Salgado)的紀錄片"地球上的鹹鹽"(Das Salz der Erde)還獲得今年奧斯卡電影節最佳紀錄片獎的提名。但是這部電影卻敗給了講述斯諾登和棱鏡門事件的紀錄片"第四公民"(Citizenfour)。但這也是第3部出自韋德斯之手在奧斯卡電影節獲得提名的電影。

Wenders, Wim (2001), Once: pictures and stories, New York: D.A.P./Schirmer/Mosel, ISBN 978-1-891024-25-2

Einmal:Bilder und Geschichten

作者: 溫德斯/著
原文作者:Wim Wenders
前好幾年,我買過一本Wim Wenders的中文書。不知為什麼沒留下紀錄。---我去查他出過的書:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wim_Wenders
看過這部片:1984 Paris, Texas   也沒留下深記憶。

  • "Sex and violence was never really my cup of tea; I was always more into sax and violins."

1985 Tokyo-Ga Documentary about Japanese film director Yasujirō Ozu

這次碰到他1987年的片子Wings of Desire。

Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire 1987 車禍者口中喃喃自語,提到 Albert Camus.......
1987Wings of DesireDer Himmel über BerlinWritten with Peter Handke. A guardian angel is tempted to prefer human experience over the outsider's immortality.


德國名導溫德斯 (Wim Wenders)接下比利時知名啤酒Stella Artois (時代啤酒)廣告,他現身這支近2分鐘的廣告中,親自傳授十五項獨家電影完美守則。廣告搭上坎城影展熱潮,五月底開始播映。

1. 首先最重要的,要有一個很棒的片名(Title)。
2. 不一定要非常連戲(Continuity)。
3. 別指望在後期製作(Post-Production)搶救你的失誤。
4. 少上點妝,比較好!
5. 別讓動物入鏡,他們永遠不聽使喚。
6. 尊重你的演員,他們比你賣命多了。
7. 別引用別人的電影。
8. 如果別人來拍會更好,就別拍了。
9. 如果你討厭馬,就別拍西部片。
10. 別愛上自己的女主角。
11. 事情通常自己發生,接受並好好運用現場狀況。
12. 記住,別人也可能提出好的點子。
13. 得獎致辭儘量簡短。
14. 最後一個守則,就是沒有規則。
15. 噢對了,喊卡前多停個五秒,你永遠不知道會發生什麼事情!

譬如我看德國導演維姆·文德斯(Wilhelm Wenders)的紀錄片《尋找小津》,覺得在對小津的無限景仰里,顯然包含着對於小津電影里的世界不復存在的深切惋惜。可是若依佐藤忠男和「新浪潮」導 演之見,那個世界早就不復存在了,甚至根本沒有存在過。

1985 Tokyo-Ga Documentary about Japanese film director Yasujirō OzuWhat about the State Library of Berlin, a ‘60s design by Hans Scharoun where angels read the patron’s thoughts in Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire?
  • "I consider Ozu my all time grand master."

The western library played a starring role in Wim WendersWings of Desire. Two angels, the stars of the film, read the thoughts of the library's patrons.

Bayreuth eyes Wim Wenders to direct Wagner's Ring cycle

Wim Wenders and organizers of the Bayreuth Festival are engaged in talks
for the renowned German filmmaker to direct "The Ring of the Nibelungen" in
two years time. It will be the 200th anniversary of Wagner's birth.

In 2011 he was selected to stage the 2013 cycle of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Bayreuth Festival,[3][dead link] a reflection of his capacity to produce imaginative tributes to great works of art.[4] The project fell through when he insisted on filming in3-D, which the Wagner family found too costly and disruptive.[5]

While promoting his 3-D dance film, Pina, Wenders told the Documentary channel Blog in December 2011 that he has already begun work on a new 3-D documentary, this one about architecture.[6] He also has said that he will only be working in the 3-D film format from now on.[7] Wenders admired the dance choreographer Pina Bausch since 1985, but only with the advent of digital 3-D cinema did he decide that he could sufficiently capture her work on screen.[citation needed]

當侯孝賢遇見文溫德斯 電影大師感性對談

台灣電影導演侯孝賢。 攝影:林綺珊











1980年完成首部導演作品《就是溜溜的她》,1983年另與導演萬仁跟曾壯祥合拍《兒子的大玩偶》,樹立「台灣新電影」風潮。20世紀90年代拍攝台灣三部曲(或稱悲情三部曲):《悲情城市》、《戲夢人生》、《好男好女》,更確立他電影大師的地位,其中《悲情城市》獲得1989年威尼斯影展金獅獎,更是將台灣電影一舉帶上國際影展的代表作品。其他代表作有《童年往事》、《戀戀風塵》、《海上花》(1998年)、《咖啡時光》(2003)、《最好的時光》(2006) 、《紅氣球之旅》(2007)。