During the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, Wenders asks a number of film directors from around the world to get, each one at a time, into a hotel room, turn on the camera and sound recorder, and, in solitude, answer a simple question: "What is the future of cinema?
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Perhaps the only ones with worthwhile answers are Godard, Fassbinder and Antonioni, yet Spielberg's was rather revealing of his own personality and the modern state of moviemaking in Hollywood (just scratch that idealistic notion of "films for everyone" and realize what it really means - films for everyone to buy).
I think this is brilliant. These directors are like prophets. So much that they said in 1982 has come true. Fassbinder died not long after this film...so that's pretty special to see him here. I must have been born about a month later. So I find it especially fascinating to hear these experienced directors still trying to work it all out and we now know all the great films they were then to go on to make.