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Chambre 666 (1982)

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During the '35th Cannes International Film Festival' (14th-26th May 1982), German director Wim Wenders asked a sample of 15 other international film directors to get, each one at a time, ... See full summary »

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Wim Wenders ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelangelo Antonioni ... Himself
Maroun Bagdadi Maroun Bagdadi ... Himself
Ana Carolina Ana Carolina ... Herself
Mike De Leon Mike De Leon ... Himself
Rainer Werner Fassbinder ... Himself
Jean-Luc Godard ... Himself
Romain Goupil Romain Goupil ... Himself
Yilmaz Güney ... Himself (voice)
Monte Hellman ... Himself
Werner Herzog ... Himself
Robert Kramer Robert Kramer ... Himself
Paul Morrissey ... Himself
Susan Seidelman ... Herself
Noël Simsolo Noël Simsolo ... Himself
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During the '35th Cannes International Film Festival' (14th-26th May 1982), German director Wim Wenders asked a sample of 15 other international film directors to get, each one at a time, into the same hotel room to answer in solitude the same question about the future of cinema, while they were filmed with a 16mm camera and recorded with a Nagra sound recorder. In social sciences the goal of standardization is that each person is exposed to the same question experience, and that the recording setting of answers is the same, too, so that any differences in the answers can be correctly interpreted as reflecting differences between persons rather than differences in the process that produced the answer. The wide sampling frame in "Room 666" included European 'auteurs' and Hollywood directors, narrative and experimental filmmakers, male and female professional film directors that presented their films or were simply present at the 35th Cannes Festival in May 1982. The directors came from ... Written by Anonymous

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France | West Germany

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23 January 1985 (USA) See more »

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Room 666 See more »

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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.33 : 1
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27 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Chambre 666 (1982)

*** (out of 4)

Wim Winders directed this somewhat interesting documentary filmed during the 1982 Cannes Fil Festival. Winders set up a camera in a hotel room and he'd ask various directors to come in and say what they thought about the future of cinema. Werner Herzog, Steven Spielberg, Michelangelo Antonioni, Jean-Luc Godard, Paul Morrissey and various others take part and offer their thoughts on the subject. The opinions very from Herzog not fearing the future to Spielberg showing high concern over the budgets of big movies, which are forcing studios to cut back on smaller films. It's funny because he speaks of being worried about the $10 million it took to film E.T., which he says could cost $18 million in a few years. It's also interesting to hear Herzog "predict" that one day you might be able to order movies through a computer or television. There's nothing technically good about this 45-minute film but it's interesting none the less.


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