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Mel's Desert Island Classics: Wings of Desire

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Wings of Desire is one of the most beautiful movies ever made. It begins with a calm still observation of life from the point of view of angels protecting people on earth. One of them falls in love with a trapeze artist and must decide if he will become human and mortal to be with her.

The plot may seem familiar. Meg Ryan and Nicolas Cage starred in City of Angels, a remake of director Wim Wenders' original film. Wenders' vision extends beyond the angel-mortal love story and the film moves from black and white to colour and introduces comedic elements, such as the surprise appearance of a certain television detective in his famous raincoat.

Wim Wenders is a master storyteller, known for his documentary of Ry Cooder's collaboration with Cuban Jazz greats Ibrahim Ferrar, Eliades Ochoa, and others in Buena Vista Social Club. We have the Spanish edition of this dvd at several branches and it is the same as the English non fiction copy.

We also have Wenders' acclaimed Paris, Texas, starring Harry Dean Stanton and Nastasia Kinski as father and daughter.

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