Maybe I lost my mind a little bit in 1999 when I first reviewed this movie. It is great, really friggin’ great, yes. . .but it isn’t as perfect as I once thought. (And it isn’t Wim Wenders’ best film, either.) God damn this video transfer! I saw it in the theaters twice and it was projected on film — why on earth is it straight video on DVD? Why? Anyway, the music is terrific — it really brings me back to 1999, when I had a well paying job and was planning to vote for Nader in the next year’s election. So the music evokes a very specific time for me – not quite perhaps what Ry Cooder had in mind.