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Aufzeichnungen zu Kleidern und Städten (1989)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 20 December 1989 (France)
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Wim Wenders talks with Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto about the creative process and ponders the relationship between cities, identity and the cinema in the digital age.

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Wim Wenders talks with Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto about the creative process and ponders the relationship between cities, identity and the cinema in the digital age. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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Wim Wenders: My first encounter with Yohji Yamamoto was, in a way; an experience of identity. I bought a shirt and a jacket. You know the feeling; you put on new clothes, you look at yourself in the mirror, you're content, excited about your new skin. But with this shirt and this jacket, it was different. From the beginning they were new and old at the same time. In the mirror I saw me, of course, only better; more me than before. And I had the strangest sensation that I was wearing... yes, I had no other ...
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Dated Snore-fest
13 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

Although this film starts off with a profoundly interesting voice-over about the nature of inspiration, art, and creativity. The film quickly mires in its own self importance and becomes tiresome. Yohji Yamamoto becomes increasingly incoherent both figuratively, with rambling thoughts about fashion, creativity, and gender, and literally, as his thick accent becomes incomprehensible due to the poor sound quality.

Wim Wenders tests several film techniques including split screens, extreme close-ups, and seemingly irrelevant repetitive imagery, which may have been original and interesting in 1989, but are no longer. Worst of all is Wim's monotone voice-overs that become less interesting as the movie progresses. By the end of the hour it becomes difficult to keep your ears and eyelids open. This could have been a fascinating documentary but it's not.


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