Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Wim Wenders - and Evans, Eggleston and Shore, with a touch of Hopper


I had the pleasure last night of watching Wim Wenders 2006 movie Don't Come Knocking.
The movie in itself is not a great movie, some critics called it a beautiful mess, unsure of direction or tone. This may be so, however what captured me was the stunning photography which is the real star of this movie. Orchestrated by cinematographer Franz Lustig, every frame glows with light and shadow, infused with honeyed yellows, burnt reds, and acid greens. Some images evoke Edward Hopper paintings and the poetry of the photography brings to mind Walker Evans, William Eggleston and Stephen Shore. One reviewer commented that he could have watched the movie with the sound off and gone home happy. I agree. Have a look and see for yourself.

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