Yet Another Sublime Cinematic Moment: Wings of Desire
This moment, from Wings of Desire (1987) is one of those sublime moments in cinema when direction, performance, music and craft come together to create a moment that stands out in cinematic history. That’s true of Wim Wenders’ film, let alone this moment featuring Crime and the City Solution.
It should be noted that the smiling figure of a man watching our dancing star, and the man on the stage watching him, are angels unseen to everyone in the club.
A small streaming video from YouTube doesn’t do this scene or this movie any justice. Unfortunately, whoever posted this scene, chose to let it run longer than the specific nightclub scene. It’s still worth watching of course, but I’d have cut it at the beginning and end of the song.
My hope is that if you’ve seen it, you’ll have a pleasant memory, and if you haven’t seen it, it’s inspiration to catch a sublime film. And for millions of Wings of Desire fans, there is just no City of Angels.
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