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My Time with Antonioni: The Diary of an Extraordinary Experience
by Wim Wenders
In 1983 the world-renowned filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni suffered a physically debilitating stroke that left him severely aphasic. While mentally alert, he had, but for roughly a dozen words in Italian, lost the ability to speak and to write. He was able to draw -- but only with his left hand. None of this, however, could extinguish his creative drive and he was determi ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Faber & Faber
(first published December 31st 1995)
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Beyond the Clouds has been amongst my favorite films for years now, before reading this book, I never would have imagined the difficulties of its production. Fascinating journal of Wim Wenders, documenting the speechless construction of Antonioni's last film.
Ernst Wilhelm ("Wim") Wenders is a German film director, playwright, author, photographer and producer. He was born in Düsseldorf.More about Wim Wenders...