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Lightning Over Water (Nick's Movie) (1980)

Original Title : Lightning Over Water
Director : Wim Wenders
Nicholas Ray
Writer : Nicholas Ray
Wim Wenders
Genre : Documentary
Drama
Country : Sweden
Language : English
Producer : Jonathan Becker , Pierre Cottrell , Laurie Frank , Renée Gundelach , Chris Sievernich , Wim Wenders
Music : Ronee Blakley
Photography : Edward Lachman
Martin Schäfer
IMDB ID : 0081055
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poster for "Lightning Over Water (Nick's Movie)" by Wim Wenders | Nicholas Ray (1980)
Lightning Over Water (Nick's Movie) (1980) - Wim Wenders | Nicholas Ray
 

Starring

Gerry Bamman Himself
Ronee Blakley Herself
Pierre Cottrell Himself
Stefan Czapsky Himself
Mitch Dubin Himself
Tom Farrell Himself
Becky Johnston Herself
Tom Kaufman Himself
Pat Kirck Himself
Edward Lachman Himself
Martin Müller Himself
Craig Nelson Himself
Nicholas Ray Himself
Susan Ray Herself
Timothy Ray Himself
Martin Schäfer Himself
Chris Sievernich Himself
Wim Wenders Himself
 

Plot

Director Nicholas Ray is eager to complete a final film before his imminent death from cancer. Wim Wenders is working on his own film _Hammett (1983)_ in Hollywood, but flies to New York to help Ray realize his final wish. Ray's original intent is to make a fiction film about a dying painter who sails to China to find a cure for his disease. He and Wenders discuss this idea, but it is obviously unrealistic given Ray's state of health.
 

Comments

still waiting for ai this is a film i forced myself to watch in order to complete a speech in german about wim wender's amerkiabild.it is all about the death of a cancer ridden man.that is about all of the plot i could figure out. the images, as is usual with wender's films, are striking and pungent to the hollywood-movie-goer senses.the scenes in this movie are about the slowest i have ever seen.i did find a few rewarding scenes here and there scattered throughout the chaos.the graduate monkey, the speech at vassar college, and the alarm clock scene to mention a few. that is about all i know on this one. i give it two riders of the apocalypse.