From her to eternity! Down upon my face [Chorus] [115], A stage adaptation of Wings of Desire was created by the Northern Stage theatre company in Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. in 2003. Leaking through the cracks City of Angels, a U.S. remake, was released in 1998. [85] Empire critic Ian Nathan gave it five stars in his 2006 review, hailing it for its poetry, themes of loneliness, and Ganz's acting style. "[56], British Film Institute writer Leigh Singer assessed the cinematic style as "bold" and artistic in its use of colour, "existential voiceover" and "languorous pacing". Directed by Wim Wenders. : Authorship and Agency in Wim Wenders Wings of Desire iDer Himmel über Berlin). [64] Der Himmel über Berlin subsequently opened in West Germany late in October 1987. That's the one right up top a mine [67][68] It later screened at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2015, to mark Wenders' Honorary Golden Bear. [66] In Variety, David Stratton embraced the visuals, the performances and Knieper's score, adding the film also showcased Wenders' taste for rock music. Mute. An in-temporal and immaterial love story. Why the fixtures turn to serpents snakes. her today and gone tomorrow: box of black crayons: Everything2 Help: there's nothing special about love or heartbreak: May 19, 2005: The Dancefloor is our Mother. [11] After Falk left Berlin, he recorded much of his voice-over in a sound studio in Los Angeles. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - From Her To Eternity Wings Of Desire, 1987 Happy birthday BLIXA BARGELD! [88] Reviewing the Criterion DVD in 2009, Time Out critic Joshua Rothkopf called it an introduction to the art film, but also a product of its time, mentioning the songs. Hot-tears come splashin' on down City of Angels is a 1998 American romantic fantasy film directed by Brad Silberling and starring Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan. [95] Jonathan Rosenbaum declared the bulk of the film before Damiel becomes human as "one of Wenders's most stunning achievements". And back into mine [8] French producer Anatole Dauman did not see a large budget as necessary,[13] and the project was funded with 5 million DM. [32] Many earlier U.S. and U.K. films demonstrate high amounts of reverence, while others allow reasonable amounts of fun. From Her to Eternity Lyrics: Ah wanna tell ya 'bout a girl / You know, she lives in apt. [101] In 1988, it won the prestigious Grand Prix of the Belgian Film Critics Association. Mine! [1] With Orion Classics as its U.S. distributor,[65] it opened in New York City as Wings of Desire on 29 April 1988 with a PG-13 rating. O Mine! From her to eternity! [82], By 1990, Wings of Desire was placed in the top 10 best films of the 1980s by critics David Denby (first), the Los Angeles Times's Sheila Benson (fourth), The Orange County Register's Jim Emerson (fifth) and Richard Schickel and Richard Corliss (tenth). Among the Berliners they encounter in their wanderings is an old man named Homer, who dreams of an "epic of peace". [23] Professor Terrie Waddell described the "dialogue and monologue" as "lyrical", in the mold of Rilke's poetry. [52], Researcher Helen Stoddart, in discussing the depiction of the circus and trapeze artist Marion in particular, submitted that Marion is the classic circus character, creating an image of danger and then potential. [38] Authors Martin Brady and Joanne Leal added that even if Damiel is tempted by seemingly profane things, the atmosphere of Berlin means the human Damiel is still in "a place of poetry, myth and religion". Cry! Also growing weary of infinity, Damiel's longing is for the genuineness and limits of human existence. Filed Under: Music, Nick Cave Monday. The film was shot by Henri Alekan in both colour and a sepia-toned black-and-white, the latter being used to represent the world as seen by the angels. Ganz and Sander had performed in some of the same stage productions for 20 years. Cassiel follows the old man as he looks for the then-demolished Potsdamer Platz in an open field, and finds only the graffiti-covered Wall. "). Meanwhile, actor Peter Falk arrives in West Berlin to make a film about the city's Nazi past. Musicologist Annette Davison argued Knieper's score in angel scenes is artistic, with elements of Eastern European and Orthodox Christian music, and Petitgand's music displays a "slippery" harmony frequently heard in circus entertainment. Wings of Desire (German: Der Himmel über Berlin, lit. Tags: from her to eternity, mick harvey, nick cave monday, the birthday party, tony dushane, wings of desire. [73], The film finished its run in North America on 11 May 1989, having grossed $3.2 million,[4] or possibly nearly $4 million, a beneficial investment for Orion. Listen I know it must sound absurd Meanwhile, Cassiel taps into the mind of a young man just about to commit suicide by jumping off a building. [81] According to online film resource They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?, Wings of Desire is the most acclaimed film of 1987. During filming, Alekan used a very old and fragile silk stocking that had belonged to his grandmother as a filter for the monochromatic sequences,[22] adding a touch of sepia to the black and white. 126-140. Walkin' barefoot cross the floor-boards [96] In 2017, Le Monde rated it four stars out of five, citing the aesthetics of its black-and-white photography, poetry and contemplation of history. Nick Cave ... From her to eternity! [72] Under the title Les Ailes du désir, it had a further 1,079,432 admissions in France. 29 / Why? And it's naggin' at me like a shrew [23] Kilbourn said that the place highlighted in the German title Der Himmel über Berlin, like the desire referenced in the English title, is of great importance, and that the "frequent angel's-eye-view shots of East and West Berlin" allows for "quasi-objective voyeuristic surveillance". 2010-02-19 10:55 by Thompson and Thomson Edit Lyrics. [21], Filming took place at actual locations in West Berlin, such as Hans Scharoun's Berlin State Library,[25] though the Wall was recreated in studio,[25] due to shooting the true Wall being outlawed. Go-o-o! 'The Heaven/Sky over Berlin'; pronounced [deːɐ̯ ˈhɪml̩ ˈyːbɐ bɛʁˈliːn] (listen)) is a 1987 romantic fantasy film directed by Wim Wenders. [12] A pie fight between the stars was filmed for the final scene, but later edited out. [Verse 2] Unterstützt von Mute-Engineer Flood macht sich eine gewisse kleine DM-Ähnlichkeit bemerkbar, aber nur für den wirklichen Musikkenner. [57], Professor Russell J.A. [49], The film has also been read as a call for German reunification, which followed in 1990. Particulamente, disfruto mucho más del Nick Cave posterior, el crooner postmoderno, pero este disco es un fantástico disco de debut no cabe duda. O Mine! 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As a Bookshop affiliate and an Amazon Associate, The Rumpus earns a percentage from qualifying purchases. Wenders claimed angels seemed to dwell in Rilke's poetry, and the director had also jotted "angels" in his notes one day,[7] and noted angel-themed artwork in cemeteries and around Berlin. From Her To Eternity On Wings Of Desire - A Film By Wim Wenders - Soundtrack by Nick Cave. [30] Laurent Petitgand contributed the circus music, an ensemble work performed with accordions, saxophones and keyboards. $6.99 — Audio CD, Import, April 28, 2009 "Please retry" $14.13 . [17] Bois' performance as Homer marked his final feature film in an 80-year career, beginning as a child actor. El clima del disco es opresivo, agobiante por momentos. It was not nominated; the Academy seldom recognized West German cinema. [8], Wenders employed Peter Handke, who wrote much of the dialogue, the poetic narrations, and the film's recurring poem "Song of Childhood". NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS - From Her To Eternity - YouTube More by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. 10.5840/filmphil2003710. From her to eternity! [39] Perception of people becomes key to the storytelling, with Brady and Leal quoting Handke's vision for a new narrative: "You have only interpreted and changed the world; what matters is to describe it". [26] The hairstyle was loosely inspired by a photograph of a Japanese warrior. Tracks 1-4 & 7-9 originally released as "From Her To Eternity" LP (1984). Why? [5] He was accustomed to the improvisation the newly created role required, and when Wenders and Falk met, they conceived ideas of the character sketching and searching for a hat. [9] Wenders found the names Damiel and Cassiel in an encyclopedia about angels, and also had photographs of Solveig Dommartin, Bruno Ganz and Otto Sander that served as muses. [79] The Washington Post's Rita Kempley credited Wenders and Handke for crafting a "whimsical realm of myth and philosophical pretense, dense with imagery and sweetened by Ganz's performance". [5] Wenders did not view the angel protagonist as representative of himself, instead deciding the angel could be an embodiment of film, and that the purpose of film could be to help people by opening their eyes to possibilities. From her to eternity! After living and working in the United States for eight years, director Wim Wenders returned to his native West Germany and wished to reconnect to it with a film about his favourite part of it, West Berlin. It was followed by a sequel, Faraway, So Close!, released in 1993. From her to eternity! Outta her nightmare We’re thrilled you’re here. [7], A challenge in the cinematography was posed by using the camera for the perception of angels, as angels are not restrained in how far they can observe, in any dimension. "From Her to Eternity/From Eternity to Her: Wings of Desire" Add to My Bookmarks Export citation. [23] James Monaco awarded it four and a half stars in his 1992 Movie Guide, praising it as "A rich, mystical near-masterpiece". From her to eternity! [45], Academic Laura Marcus believed a connection between cinema and print is also established in the angels' affinity for libraries, as Wenders portrays the library as a tool of "memory, and public space", making it a miraculous place. She's wearing them bloo-stockens, ah bet! [39], In one scene, Damiel and Cassiel meet to share stories in their observations, with their function revealed to be one of preserving the past. [3], Wenders believed it would be important for the actors playing the two main angel characters to be familiar and friendly with each other. Spins 2010. Showing all 5 items Jump to: Photos (2) Quotes (3) Photos . [9], Music is used in differing ways throughout the story. They observe and listen to the thoughts of Berliners, including a pregnant woman in an ambulance on the way to the hospital, a young prostitute standing by a busy road, and a broken man who feels betrayed by his wife. [85] In Prague, Czech Republic, Jean Nouvel designed Angel, a building that features an angel from the film observing the people of the Smíchov district. [54] Marion also observes that all directions lead to the Wall, and the final French dialogue "We have embarked" while the screen states "To be continued", suggests "final movement to a new beginning". Play on Spotify. Wolfson, Nathan. I wanna know why. Chris Long of BBC Music described it as "imperfect, visceral, exciting and, ultimately, classic.". [Chorus] Released by Elektra / Nonesuch in 1989 (9 79210-2) containing music from Wings of Desire (1987), Wings Of Desire (Der Himmel Uber Berlin) (1987). Wings of Desire (1987) Nick Cave: Self - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. Featured on Wings Of Desire. [51] Scholar Martin Jesinghausen believed the film presumed reunification would never happen, and contemplated its statements on divides, including territorial and "higher" divides, "physicality and spirituality, art and reality, black and white and colour". This desire to possess her is a wound And its nagging at me like a shrew But, Ah know, that to possess her Is, ... General Commentcheck this song performed in the Wim Wender's movie The Wings of Desire (1989? The angel chooses to become mortal so that he can experience human sensory pleasures, ranging from enjoying food to touching a loved one, and so that he can discover human love with the trapeze artist. Desire in Wings of Desire. [50] Wenders' angels are not bound by the Wall, reflecting East and West Berlin's shared space, though East Berlin remains primarily black and white. [75], Wings of Desire received "Two Thumbs Up" from Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert on Siskel & Ebert & The Movies, where Siskel credited Wenders for a story that "praises life as it is lived yet making sense of life's confusions". [91] Les Inrockuptibles's 2014 review declared it a great film, timeless, and poetic. [63], The film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival on 17 May 1987. Set in Los Angeles, California, the film is a loose remake of Wim Wenders' 1987 film Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin), which was set in Berlin. Various Artists, Jurgen Knieper - Wings Of Desire - Amazon.com Music ... Carny" is the track Marion plays on her record player in her trailer, a sharp contrast from the punk attack of "From Her To Eternity" Of the final three songs, the one that really gets me is the haunting and morose piano and cello-backed "When I Go" by Israeli group Minimal Impact. [Chorus] [5] Planning to make Until the End of the World in 1985, he realised the project would not be ready for two years, and wishing to return to photography as soon as possible, he considered another project. From Her To Eternity - Film Version By Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Handke thus proposed adding his writings via voice-over. "From her to eternity" war Nick Caves erstes Album auf dem Mute-Label von Daniel Miller der mit Depeche Mode sein bestes Pferd im Stall hatte. [93] German journalist Michael Sontheimer recommended seeing it to understand how radically Berlin has been altered since the 1980s, particularly looking at the somber images when the human Damiel walks through Berlin. From her to eternity! ), Excelent! Ah wanna tell ya 'bout a girl This particular adaptation, which used film footage of the city and stories from the community, was adapted and directed by Alan Lyddiard. Als das Kind Kind war, ging es mit hängenden Armen, wollte der Bach sei ein Fluß, der Fluß sei ein Strom, und diese Pfütze das Meer. These responses provide the foundation for the transformation that Damiel and Marion participate in. That's the one right up top a mine / I start to cry, I start to cry / Oh, I hear her walkin' / Walkin [80] Dissenting, Pauline Kael remarked, "It's enough to make moviegoers feel impotent". They are witnesses, and they have been watching for a long time--since the beginning. You know, she lives in apt. One of the angels, played by Bruno Ganz, falls in love with a beautiful, lonely trapeze artist, played by Solveig Dommartin. Hello. For Wings of Desire, Wenders won awards for Best Director at both the Cannes Film Festival and European Film Awards. Powell and Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death presents an early example of spirits being jealous of the lives of humans. [84] Premiere voted it the second greatest film of the 1980s, after Raging Bull. [25] The next year, it received 10 votes in the 2012 Sight & Sound polls of the greatest films ever made. [5] In his treatment, Wenders also considered a backstory in which God exiled his angels to Berlin as punishment for defending humans after 1945, when God had decided to forsake them. From Her To Eternity - Film Version - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. [18], Peter Falk's role was not planned until photography had already begun, with Wenders planning an artist or political official to have an analogous role until assistant Claire Denis suggested the Columbo star would be familiar to everyone. Cry! [23] Singer also commented on the use of symbolism and the combinations of diverse pieces of culture, from the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke to the music of Nick Cave. Mat Snow said it was an, "one of the greatest rock albums ever made. [100], The film competed for the Palme d'Or and won for Best Director at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival. [7] The idea that angels could read minds led to Wenders considering personal dialogue no one would say aloud. [17], After a videotape printing in Germany in 1988, Kinowelt released a DVD in Germany and Region 2 in 2005. From her to eternity! Although Damiel and Cassiel are pure observers, visible only to children, and incapable of any interaction with the physical world, Damiel begins to fall in love with a profoundly lonely circus trapeze artist named Marion. (January 12, 1959) Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - From Her To Eternity [12] There was five hours of footage to edit down to the final cut. CRY! [6], Rainer Maria Rilke's poetry partially inspired the story. [117], Wenders' story was also an influence on the play Angels in America by Tony Kushner, in which angels intermingle with troubled mortals. [19], With little idea of how to portray the angels and no costume design, Wenders said the filmmakers consulted artwork, experimented, and found the idea of armor during production, and told U.S. filmmaker Brad Silberling they did not decide on overcoats until later. [35] Scholars Robert Phillip Kolker and Peter Beickene attributed the apparent lack of God to New Age beliefs, remarking Damiel's "fall" is similar to the story of Lucifer, though not related to evil. [44] Identifying directors as angels could tie in with the film characters' function to record. [11] Screenwriter Richard Reitinger also assisted Wenders in scripting scenes incorporating Handke's contributions. [19], With the filming performed in lengthy takes, and the camera used as "the eye of the angel", much of the movement was conveyed in the camerawork rather than in editing effects. [116] In 2006, the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Toneelgroep Amsterdam presented another stage adaptation, created by Gideon Lester and Dirkje Houtman and directed by Ola Mafaalani. She's wearing them bloo-stockens, I bet! Falk had been spending hours exploring West Berlin and was discovered in a café. Tell me why? In 1990, numerous critics named Wings of Desire as one of the best films of the 1980s. PoMo Desire? Tracks 5 & 6 originally released as "In The Ghetto" 7" (1984). Ghosteen. Mostly, Damiel wants sex and love, and he concentrates his desire on Marion (Solveig Dommartin), a lissome trapeze artist who (in an endearingly literal-minded touch)wears angel wings in her act. [19] Nick Cave and his band were based in West Berlin, with Wenders calling him "a real Berlin hero" and deciding "It was inconceivable for me to make a film in Berlin without showing one of his concerts". The film prepares the viewer for an analogous transformation, and invites the viewer to participate in this process, through an exploration of authorship and agency. Push the Sky Away (Deluxe Edition) More Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds . [83], This article is about the 1987 film. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - From Her To Eternity Wings Of Desire, 1987 Cry! "From her to eternity" war Nick Caves erstes Album auf dem Mute-Label von Daniel Miller der mit Depeche Mode sein bestes Pferd im Stall hatte. [65] Critic James Monaco assessed the financial performance as above that of typical art films. [118] R.E.M. [98] On the 30th anniversary of the Cannes screening, Jessica Ritchey posted on Rogerebert.com that she found it odd to be an atheist and love the film, expressing admiration for the black-and-white photography and the overall message that when the world seems terrible, desire is powerful. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts--fears, hopes, dreams--of all the people living below. Live from KCRW. Why the fixtures turn to serpents snakes? And shinning it down the vine [Verse 1] And standin' like this with my ear to the ceiling An in-temporal and immaterial love story. Track 10 originally released on the soundtrack to the Wim Wenders film "Der Himmel Ueber Berlin" (aka "Wings Of Desire"). Fled outta the window From Her to Eternity has been well received by critics.Trouser Press wrote that while "the album relies less on shock effects than any the Birthday Party ever made, the explosive parts are that much more effective." Film and Philosophy. This new version of the film premiered on 16 February 2018 during the 68th Berlin International Film Festival at Kino International, as part of the "Berlinale Classics" programme. Cry! Quotes . [97] The German news publication Der Tagesspiegel recounted the film's memorable imagery in 2016, listing Damiel as an angel and the library scenes. [103], In 1993, Wenders made a sequel, Faraway, So Close!, which he found desirable to explore Berlin post-reunification, more so than for the sake of a sequel. From Her To Eternity was Nick's first release after the dissolution of the legendary Australian band The Birthday Party and was a musical stepping stone between that band's Punk frenzy and the brooding, atmospheric whine of later Bad Sees releases. Kilbourn judged the style as opposed to realism and "emphatically German" in looking at particular situations of human life. [77] Desson Howe cited it for "a soaring vision that appeals to the senses and the spirit. Welcome to The Rumpus! The setting was moved to Los Angeles and Meg Ryan and Nicolas Cage starred. 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From Her to Eternity (2009 Remastered Edition) 5:35: 5 Saint Huck (2009 Remastered Version) 7:23: 6 Wings off Flies (2009 Remastered Version) 4:06: 7 A Box for Black Paul (2009 Remastered Version) 9:44: 7 Songs, 43 Minutes Released: Jun 1, 1984 ℗ 1984 2009 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company; Also Available in iTunes More By Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds See All. [24] The story's Circus Alekan is named in the cinematographer's honour. They remember the melting of the glaciers. [37] Nevertheless, Professor Craig Detweiler believed the sky-level view of Berlin and the idea of guardian angels evoke God. Directed by Kondo Reiko. Inspired by art depicting angels visible around West Berlin, at the time encircled by the Berlin Wall, Wenders and author Peter Handke conceived of the story and continued to develop the screenplay throughout the French and German co-production. Tell me why? Cry! [92] That year, French critics at aVoir-aLire also praised its poetry, and said Berlin becomes one of the characters, crediting Alekan, Handke, Cave and Knieper for important contributions. 1988 • 1 song, 4:36. Chris Long of BBC Music described it as "imperfect, visceral, exciting and, ultimately, classic.". From her to eternity! Even though the city is densely populated, many of the people are isolated or estranged from their loved ones. Unsurprisingly, another large theme within wings of desire is that of desire. [31] Professor Adrian Danks wrote that Cave's rock music symbolized "the physical, worldly reality of Berlin", with "The Carny" adding a feel of sorrow in the background, while Marion gives "breathy accompaniment". From Her To Eternity (2009 Remastered Version) [Explicit] "Please retry" Amazon Music Unlimited: Price New from Used from MP3 Music, June 18, 1984 "Please retry" $6.99 . [36] Reviewer Jeffrey Overstreet concurred that "Wenders had left his church upbringing behind", and the cinematic angels are "inventions he could craft to his specifications", with little regard for biblical beliefs. Scrutinizing every little piece of dirt I start to cry, I start to cry [32] The shift from monochrome to colour, to distinguish the angels' reality from that of the mortals, was also used in Powell and Pressburger's film. [Verse 3] [62] Looking at the coats and ponytails, Dr. Detweiler found the visualization of the angels "so cool and stylish". [10] Handke did not feel able to write a single coherent story, but promised to regularly send notes on ideas during production. Their raison d'être is, as Cassiel says, to "assemble, testify, preserve" reality. Type Chapter Is part of Book Title Cinema, memory, modernity: the representation of memory from the art film to transnational cinema Author(s) Russell J. From Here to Eternity: avalanche: Mirrors hold no answers: Wings of Desire: Nick Cave: You aren't fat, dammit! [31], The concept of angels, spirits or ghosts who help humans on Earth had been common in cinema, from Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) to the 1946 works It's a Wonderful Life and A Matter of Life and Death. Go! [Chorus] Go! "[78] Janet Maslin, writing for The New York Times, called it "enchanting" in its concept, but "damagingly overloaded" in execution. From Her To Eternity Avalanche Cabin Fever Well of Misery From Her To Eternity Saint Huck Wings Off Flies A Box For Black Paul But I can hear the most melancholy sound I ever heard! At The Rumpus, we know how easy it is to find pop culture on the Internet, so we’re here to give you something more challenging, to show you how beautiful things are when you step off the beaten path. $9.85: $7.09: Audio CD, Import, April 21, 2009: $18.99 . All through this lonesome night Un disco que discurre en una dirección completamente distinta de lo que venía haciendo hasta entonces. [23] Wenders felt it was natural that angels without experience of the physical world would not see colour, and also thought black-and-white cinematography by Alekan would provide a novel view of Berlin. [99] The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes records that 98% of its cited critics gave the film a positive review. From her to eternity! [46] The depiction of Damiel, by using a pen or an immaterial pen, to write "Song of Childhood", is also tribute to print and literacy, introducing, or as Marcus hypothesized, "perhaps even releasing, the visual images that follow". [20], The film was shot by Henri Alekan,[21] whose cinematography represents the angels' point of view in monochrome, as they cannot see colours, and switches to colour to show the human point of view. From her to eternity! 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