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Alabama (2000 Light Years)

road movie short film

Alabama (2000 Light Years)

Release Date: January 30, 1969

Year    :   1969
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama
Production Companies    :   Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, Wim Wenders Stiftung
Director    :   Wim Wenders
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Wim Wenders
RunTime    :   22 mins.

"The film starts with a shot of a cassette recorder, and it has a juke box in it. There’s always music in it. When I was asked by some critics at a festival press conference what the film was all about, I said 'it’s about the song All Along The Watchtower, and the film is about what happens and what changes depending on whether the song is sung by Bob Dylan or by Jimi Hendrix.'" Well, both versions of the song appear in the film, and everybody thought I was pretty arrogant to explain the story this way. But the film really is about the difference between the Dylan version of All Along the Watchtower, and the Jimi Hendrix Version. One is at the beginning and one is at the end." – Wim Wenders


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