"Leben...ein Blick genügt doch" : Der utopische Augenblick in Wim Wenders' road movies . / Berghahn, Daniela.

In: Monatshefte, Vol. 91, No. 1, 1999, p. 64-83.

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In his road movies Wim Wendes borrows from the utopian thinking of previous centuries, New Age thought, and Christian religion and thus creates a postmodern utopian bricolage. Exploring the redemptive potential of traditional concepts of utopia, Wenders is most strongly indebted to Modernist writers with whom he shares the notion of a utopia reduced to an intensified moment of empathetic perception.
Translated title of the contribution"Life...one Glance is Enough": The Utopian Moment in Wim Wenders's Road Movies
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)64-83
Number of pages21
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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