On location in Portugal, a film crew runs out of film while making their own version of Roger Corman's Day the World Ended (1955). The producer is nowhere to be found and director Friedrich Munro attempts to find him in hopes of being able to finish the film.
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They didn't want to kill him. They just wanted a story.
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Director Wenders wanted to use Roger Corman's B schlock sci-fi, horror film "The Day the Word Ended" as the film within the film, but after Wenders explained the circumstances, Corman suggested that Allan Dwan's "The Most Dangerous Man Alive" who be a better choice. Corman ended up plying a minor role in "The State of Things." See more
[All goofs for this title are spoilers.
You know, I take pictures, photographs, but I never really thought in black and white before I saw our rushes. Do you know what I mean? You can see the shape of things.
Life is in colour, but black and white is more realistic.
When the opening credits finally appear(about 10 minutes into the film), they appear letter by letter as if typed by a typewriter. When the credits completely fill the screen, the camera pans to the left, wiping the credits off the screen. See more
The sci-fi introduction of the German edit is tainted in brown. This edit is also 12 seconds shorter. At 37'03", the Cornelita song has only one verse. See more
Referenced in The African Twintowers
By David Blue
Courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records See more
18 February 1983 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The State of Things
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Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $3,700
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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