I love Wim Wenders so much. But don't know why I couldn't felt that good for this one.
over 3 years
What did I watch..feeling a walk through the desert to figure it out
almost 5 years
Glad I saw it. The acting is great. Beautiful story but harsh at the time.
Superb cinematography mixed with magnetising story now on my list of all time favourites
over 6 years
America, slow and meditative.
Harry Dean Stanton is sublime :)
Paris, Texas is a 1984 drama film directed by Wim Wenders. The screenplay is by L.M. Kit Carson and playwright Sam Shepard, and the distinctive musical score was composed by Ry Cooder. The cinematography is by Robby Müller.
The film stars character actor Harry Dean Stanton as Travis, who has been lost for four years and is taken in by his brother (played by Dean Stockwell). He later tries to put his life back together and understand what happened between him, his wife Jane (Nastassja Kinski), and his son Hunter (Hunter Carson).
The film was a co-production between companies in France and West Germany, and was filmed in the United States.
The film is named for the Texas town of Paris, but no footage was shot there; filming largely took place in Nordheim, Texas. Instead, Paris is referred to as the location of a vacant lot owned by Travis that is seen in a photograph. His obsession with the town appears based on the notion that his parents indicated to him that he was probably conceived...