As mentioned before, the video cam sequences were shot in HDTV, and I believe the dream sequences were a strange incorporation of HDTV and thermal imaging. Quite a striking combination, I thought. The effect is much more striking on film though, kind of a bland difference on TV/video.
I'm personally a Wenders defender, but if you thought the standard version was tedious, you should see the original version, at least three more hours, I think...
> I recall that Wim Wenders in _Until the End of the World_ (1991) made
> extensive use of High Definition video. Of course, you may find it tedious
> going...... (Oops--now the Wenders defenders will be after me! I'll take
> the poetic cohesion of Jane Campion's _Piano_ over such long-windedness
> any day. OK, at his best Wenders is worth the effort; but not in UTEOTW.)
> Jim Marsden
> Bryant College
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San Francisco State University, Department of Cinema
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