favourite films 5/∞

Wings of Desire/Der Himmel über Berlin (Wim Wenders, 1987)


Der Himmel über Berlin - 

"Als das Kind, Kind war…"Damiel: When the child was a child, it was the time of these questions. Why am I me, and why not you? Why am I here, and why not there? When did time begin, and where does space end? Isn’t life under the sun just a dream? Isn’t what I see, hear, and smell just the mirage of a world before the world? Does evil actually exist, and are there people who are really evil? How can it be that I, who am I, wasn’t before I was, and that sometime I, the one I am, no longer will be the one I am?



Wings of Desire directed by Wim Winders.



When the child was a child, it walked with its arms swinging. It wanted the stream to be a river, the river a torrent, and this puddle to be the sea. When the child was a child, it didn’t know it was a child. Everything was full of life, and all life was one. When the child was a child, it had no opinion about anything, no habits. It often sat cross-legged, took off running, had a cowlick in its hair, and didn’t make faces when photographed.


Sharon Tate in “The Fearless Vampire Killers” for Playboy


Sharon Tate in “The Fearless Vampire Killers” for Playboy

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Barbara Stanwyck
July 16, 1907 - January 20, 1990 

In the early days, Mary Pickford was known as ‘America’s Sweetheart’ - and by the same token, Barbara Stanwyck was and still is The Sweetheart of the Motion Picture Industry.
- Ray Rennahan (Cinematographer)
If anyone ever needed a term for courtesy and consideration, generosity and, above all, professionalism, they would only need two words. One: Barbara and the other: Stanwyck
- William Holden
She’s absolutely loyal. If she feels something is right, no one can change her mind, she’ll stand up against director, producer, and writer, come hell or high pressure.
- Edith Head

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"I will never let you vanish out of my life again. I’m going to persist. I won’t give up, even if it is too late. I don’t think it is too late. It must not be too late."

- Autumn Sonata (1978) 

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Actresses Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann with director Ingmar Bergman on the set of Höstsonaten (1978).

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Sometimes, when I lie awake at night, I wonder whether I’ve lived at all. Is it the same for everybody? Do some people have a greater talent for living than others or do some people never live, but just exist?

Autumn Sonata (1978)
Written and directed by Ingmar Bergman



Autumn Sonata (1978) - Ingmar Bergman