Observing Los Angeles

Wim Wenders on living the unreality of Los Angeles


The director recalled that when he lived in Los Angeles the life and things that happened were so fantastical and divorced from the rest of the world that when he went back to Germany, he couldn't talk about L.A. — because no one would believe him. That's KCRW's Warren Olney getting all the laughs with this response: "It sounds like you're having a lot more fun than I have." The joint Zocalo Public Square-Getty panel for Pacific Standard Time included John Singleton, Richard Rodriguez and Eric Owen Moss. It was held Saturday at the Getty, along with two other panels under the title of How Los Angeles Invented the World.


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