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Notebook on Cities and Clothes (1989)

Aufzeichnungen zu Kleidern und Städten (original title)
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

Writers:

Francois Burkhardt (idea), Wim Wenders
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Cast

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

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

Color:

Color

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1.37 : 1
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Wim Wenders: Which cities do you like here?
Yohji Yamamoto: Of all cities... l like most of all cities. l like to consider myself less of a Japanese than a Tokyoite, the city where l was born. Tokyo has no nationality. Especially people of my generation, especially those who were born in Tokyo and other urbane areas, have the feeling of not belonging to any nation. l like this feeling of being independent. Why do l like Paris? How can l say it? Because it's kind of... chaotic and nobody cares. l especially like the air... ...
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Fall In Mid Air
written by Akira Miyoshi
interpreted and performed by Koichi Hamanaka & Kazuko Ninomiya
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An interesting movie about two creative people and their work
29 February 2000 | by FirasSee all my reviews

I can't say much about the movie. It is principally interesting because it shows the similarity of the creativity of two artists (a fashion designer and a film director) with the emphasis on the first one. It is in fact a creative documentary about the two of them. There was also an attempt to define fashion and identity in our modern world. It is a typical Wim Wenders movie. The photography is marked by his style. This movie or documentary becomes sometimes boring. The emphasis on the differences between the movie camera and the video camera was interesting but it was often tiring


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