VES 184: Lecture Notes (Nov 19, 2009•Discourse is in itself re-invigorating the people's knowledge of the city they inhabit andthe monuments that surround them•Unified Germany was problematic (reunification, implied they were coming back togetherand at one point they were apart)•The wall:oActual space from the east, one doesn't approach the wall since surrounded byguards, a lot larger presenceoIn the west, it became a wall for personal expression, graffiti'doBecame a symbol for Berlin•Wings of Desire: at the time it was shot in 1987, no one thought the wall would actuallyfalloHow was the wall depicted in the movie?•History of the Schloss (sp?)oBegan as a castleoWas accused of being a symbol of HitleroSite of official memory•Memory of Schloss vs. Actuality of current building•Idea was to put current over current building, to ignite the memory of the Schloss•Berlin: full of un-built monumentsWINGS OF DESIRE•City acts as protagonist•Play on exterior and interior space (big on space! Landscape and cities)
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English-language films,Berlin,The Wall,current building