On location in Portugal, a film crew runs out of film while making their own version of Roger Corman’s The Day the World Ended) (1956) . The producer is nowhere to be found and director Munro attempts to find him in hopes of being able to finish the film. –IMDb
Born in Dusseldorf just after the end of World War II, German film director Wim Wenders grew up with an insatiable appetite for American movies. Not all that interested in big-budget products, he, instead, developed a fascination with B-movies, notably melodramas and Westerns. After studying Medicine and Philosophy in his native country, Wenders took up art in Paris (a mecca for viewing American films), and then returned to his homeland to attend Munich’s Academy of Film and Television. Like many of his French movie-fan brethren, Wenders began his career writing film criticism before directing a few short subjects of his own, and, in 1970, he and several other young filmmakers formed a production-distribution firm, Filmverlag Der Autoren. Summer in the City (1970) was Wenders’ first feature film, but it was his 1973 adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter that first brought him attention outside of Germany. The film included many accomplishments, most notably coaxing… read more
Kicking his heels during a hiatus in the troubled shoot of Hammett, Wenders headed off to Portugal to make a film about making a film. We witness the crew of a science fiction film hanging around a drab hotel on the coast after they run out of film while the director heads back to Hollywood in pursuit of the producer. This visually arresting film would make a good double bill with Fassbinder's Beware Of A Holy Whore.
does someone know the band's name, which has recorded the song which we can hear in the carscene when Friedrich arrives in Los Angeles? (think there is also a 2nd song of this band in the movie and the title's name is maybe "LA") if someone owns this movie, please help me with this
"What did you do out in Hollywood?" Such is the question posed at the very end of this film, by some kind of auteur/mogul/god who has heretofore