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  • Paperback: 269 pages
  • Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel (31 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935202286
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935202288
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 15.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 540,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Once Wim Wenders ranks among the greatest artistic minds of contemporary film: over the past 30 years his films have consistently demonstrated such clarity and sensitivity that they have transcended boundaries of language and nationality, finding a devoted audience worldwide. Wenders brings to this collection of photographic essays the same literary and cinematic talents, the same command of the art of storytelling that we find in his films. In the tradition of "Paris, Texas" and "Faraway, So Close," the texts and pictures in "Once" weave ambiguous and moving narratives in fits of rhythmic prose and inventive imagery. Prefaced by Wenders' poetic meditations on th...

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Images and stories related and written by Wim Wenders himself.

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Great gift for a cinephile 22 Jan. 2014
By j-traveler - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend who has been on a bit of a Wim Wenders kick and he loved it. The pictures are really beautiful and Wenders definitely has an interesting point of view. I would say the only thing that I was disappointed in (he hasn't found any fault with it) is that I thought it would be more of a diary that focused on pictures and stories from so many of his road movies (like Paris, Texas), but instead it seems to be just about everything. Not that that's bad, I guess my expectations were a little different is all.
The book is beautiful, maybe it would be more valuable with wider ... 24 Oct. 2014
By Haridwar - Published on Amazon.com
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In "Once" the beautifull and incredibly original Wenders's pictures are even more emotional thanks to the short stories describing the situation around the pictures sometimes in a very poetic way. The book is beautiful, maybe it would be more valuable with wider pages. Anyway, it's great !
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By elisa - Published on Amazon.com
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great dialogue between images and textes. a wonderful film director, win wenders, taking photos that telling us a full story
Five Stars 23 Feb. 2015
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Beutiful, delicate and atmospheric. Win Weders is so sensitive in his pictures and text as well.
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