‘Travis, the anachronistic outsider falls prey to a myriad of cultural and social forces to which he responds with cynical disinterest, nothing but the empty remnant shell of that once vibrant dream of America remains.

Wenders establishes a duality of two worlds in America, contrasting a hyper real post-modern culture with Baudrillard’s archaic envelope of place, object and myth.

Space has become an absolute and we relate to the events and bodies located in it, including even the extension of ones own body, as if they were simulations on a screen.

Everything is about to disappear. You’ve got to hurry up, if you still want to see things.’


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