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Movie poster of the week

May 9, 2008

ALICE IN THE CITIES

The early films of Wim Wenders have been notoriously hard to see in recent years, either on screen or DVD, most especially his superb road movie trilogy of Alice in the Cities (1973), Wrong Move (1975) and Kings of the Road (1976), all starring that hangdog icon Rüdiger Vogler. So I was happy to discover that Alice in the Cities was re-released in the UK earlier this year (with this campaign [enlarge] from AllCity, the design team behind Reprise). Here’s hoping it will find it’s way to the US soon. Meanwhile, thirty-five years after Alice, Wenders is in competition in Cannes next week with The Palermo Shooting, a film starring Milla Jovovich and Dennis Hopper, with Patti Smith and Lou Reed as “themselves.” A return to form? Doesn’t sound promising, but one can only dream.

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2 comments

  1. Great poster! Kings of the Road is my all time favorite Wenders.


  2. Does anyone know what the song playing in the background during the diner scene at the beginning is – jankly blues riff and lyrics “I feel depressed I can’t go on”? Many thanks

    A



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