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Postmodern cinema and postmodern culture: information-communication, otherness and history in Wenders’s Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire)

B. Olivier
Literator | Vol 13, No 3 | a754 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v13i3.754 | © 1992 B. Olivier | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 May 1992 | Published: 06 May 1992

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B. Olivier, University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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What one may call the obscenity of information is the common thread that runs through Wim Wenders's film Wings of Desire, postmodern culture a n d Baudrillard's radical cultural critique. The latter shows that communication has degenerated into the availability of information (in advanced, post-industrial countries , at least), while Wenders’s film provides a paradigm for the problematization of communication and personal history in a postmodern culture of fragmentation.

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