Lightning Over Water Movie Review Summary

Actors: Nicholas Ray, Wim Wenders

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LIGHTNING OVER WATER is a movie written and directed by Wim Wenders and Nicholas Ray in 1980.
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In the middle of the pre-production of "Hammett", German filmmaker Wim Wenders decides to go to New York to spend a few days with his friend Nicholas Ray, the reknown director of such movies as "Rebel without a Cause" and "55 Days at Peking".

Though Nicholas Ray is dying of cancer, both men agree to shoot a movie with Ray as the main character. So we follow the American director in his everyday life and in his battle against the pain. The most interesting scenes of the movie consist in the conversations between these two directors.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   filmmaker/producer Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   producer/director Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Physically sick


Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat    -   river City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   None

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