In Their Words — Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sam Shepard & Wim Wenders 'Don't Come Knocking' (2005)
Sam Shepard and Wim Wenders making Don’t Come Knocking (2005)

Originality now is rare in the cinema and it isn’t worth striving for because most work that does this is egocentric and pretentious. What is most enjoyable about the cinema is simply working with a language that is classical in the sense that the image is understood by everyone. I’m not at all interested in innovating film language, making it more aesthetic. I love film history, and you’re better off learning from those who proceeded you.

Wim Wenders