Sunday, 5 August 2012

Paris Texas

On and the song if from Paris, Texas

and that is one hell of a soundtrack. Play it often.

The film itself is as slow as the last week before holidays but is one of my favorites. I love that so much of the film is dedicated to silence. Characters don't always have to be babbling about this or that - but try telling that to American film makers. Paris is an exception, and a fine one at that. here what is not said is as powerful as what is said. As is the landscape. Of course anyone who has seen a Wim Wenders film will know he uses silence - Wings of Desire anyone - the original one that is.

It is a wonderful film.

Actually it and Repo Man - another 1984 film always remind me of my time in the shared house in Nth Carlton - 1094 Lygon st. Great house and great times. They ended up pulling the house down.

Paris, Texas is a 1984 drama film directed by Wim Wenders and starring Harry Dean Stanton, Dean Stockwell, Nastassja Kinski, and Hunter Carson. The screenplay was written by L.M. Kit Carson and playwright Sam Shepard, and the distinctive musical score was composed by Ry Cooder. The cinematography was by Robby Müller. The film was a co-production between companies in France and West Germany, and was filmed in the United States.

The plot focuses on Stanton who, after mysteriously wandering out of the Mojave Desert, attempts to re-assimilate his life with his brother , his seven year old son, as well as track down his former wife. At the 1984 Cannes Film Festival, the film unanimously won the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) from the official jury, the FIPRESCI Prize, and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.

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