Wings of Desire I had a chance to watch the Wim Wenders classic, Wings of Desire, recently, and wonder if someone would comment on a thought that I had The film is about two angels, Damiel (Bruno Ganz) and Cassiel (Otto Sander)whose job it is to watch, to observe humans as they go about their daily activities, make notes and compare them but never interfere or influence events. But for Damiel, something is missing, his eternal existence is empty as he cannot feel, experience, be part of events. His vision attests to this, as he can only see in a pale, washed-out black and white. And when Damiel watches a lonely circus performer (Solveig Dommartin), he wishes he could be human, and fall in love. While a bit slow, the theme is haunting . My question is for those who have seen both Wings, and Pulp Fiction. Quentin Tarantino, who co-wrote Pulp Fiction, is known to be a student of film, and often uses homage in his films. When I saw Bruno Ganz in Wings, his long coat, and the little pony tail emblematic of the angels, and the emotionless personification of his character, I recalled the same long coat and pony tail that John Travolta assumed for his part. So, were Travolta and Jackson angels in Pulp Fiction, a tip-of-the-hat to Wenders? Were they, in comparison to Ganz and Sander, angels of death, who influenced events? Did you see the same aspect that I did? And if so, why is it that none of the reviewers commented on same?