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Aufzeichnungen zu Kleidern und Städten (1989)

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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

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Francois Burkhardt (idea), Wim Wenders
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Cast

Credited cast:
Wim Wenders ... Himself
Yohji Yamamoto ... Himself
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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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Country:

West Germany | France

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English | Japanese | French

Release Date:

20 December 1989 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Notebook on Clothes and Cities See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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Yohji Yamamoto: Start from the very beginning. Clothing is always to think about people. I'm always thinking about people to talk with... to meet with. So, this is my basic interest. What are they thinking? What are they doing? How are you living your life? Then I can approach... making clothing. To you. To them. So, uhh... for the moment I feel that fashion, or clothing is, to me it's... maybe working or having the same philosophy for fifteen years, already. So, I think I've done it. Or I think I've already ...
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Shi An No Kodomo Ichiba
written by Keiichi Ohta & Koji Ueno
interpreted & performed by Makito Hayashi
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Dated Snore-fest
13 June 2015 | by JonathanWalfordSee 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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