Wednesday, July 7, 2010

When a child ...

"When a child was a child it walked with its arms swinging"  Wings of Desire, film by Wim Wenders, 1987 My favorite film.

Two stills from the opening sequence:

You can watch the complete film on youtube with English subtitles. 

The film has many story levels which makes it most interesting and the film is very beautiful.
It is black and white through the angel eyes and in colour through human eyes


  1. thank you for this ,Elizabeth. Usualy i don't pay attention on simbolism , but this is really good .

  2. Thanks for visiting. I love this film - how it looks, the cinematography is beautiful and the story of an angel who wants to be mortal is a comment on the gifts we have as humans.

  3. It sounds like such an interesting film to my taste.
    Thanks, Elizabeth, for sharing it!

    Have a great day!
    ~B xx

  4. Thanks for stopping by Betty. The film on youtube is pretty good quality but best seen on a DVD.

    I'm still sorting out piles in my house But I finished painting walls and putting up my paintings which feels real good because they've been leaning against the walls for too long.