In anticipation of the approach of the Philadelphia Film Festival, I posted a clip a few weeks back of Wilhelmina Fernandez's aria from the stylish French noir film "Diva." I only made it to three flicks this year, about 10 less than usual in years past. But I still relished the three. I'm always amazed at how few people in Philly even realize their own town has an annual international film festival.
Now that the Festival's wound down, I figured I'd pay tribute with a little more music from film. This time, the clip's from one of my truly favorite movies, Wim Wenders' "Der Himmel Über Berlin" (Wings of Desire). It doesn't hurt that the music's also from a seminal band. As I try to get into Nick Cave's latest release, "Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!," this takes us back to the early days of the Bad Seeds.