Paris, Texas

Going nowhere Travis knows that he has a family, but knows that since his disappearance four years have passed. Frantic search for himself in a remote American heartland is accompanied by the hypnotic music of ry Cooder. His star truly rose just above the town of Paris, Texas.

Director:
  • Wim Wenders

Stars:
Release Date: 1984-09-19
IMDb icon 8.1/10
  • Country: FR, GB
  • Language: English | Spanish
  • Budget: GBP1,162,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $2,206,121
reviews
Alica Burk
24 July 2013 | 04:31

Our eyes immediately open desert under the scorching rays of the sun, fading, able to dry literally all in man. And it difficult, but moves Travis, whose being here, yeah and subsequent history related it only causes issues. And in a "perfect" moment, not found the water, he exhausted, falls backwards, losing consciousness in some kind of shed. The man who owns this establishment, which turned the doctor finds the lost wanderer card and immediately dials the number listed on it — in the end of the wire is a brother of the traveler.

Who is this Travis performed by Harry Dean Stanton? Unlikely this overgrown and unshaven man will give any clear answers to the questions, which he barely you will be surprised, he is not to say anything until realize ready to the conversation. Silent, not Prasonisi nor the word here is already the hour, and brother tries to stir, starting to lose any hope.

The character of Stanton has completely resigned from all it takes a lone, battered by life, almost motionless eyes, just became to show a reaction on the environment. Where he was all time? Why did you abandon the child? Where his wife? He who having all, decided to abandon his past life, becoming a hobo who doesn't need sleep, its existence will support a SIP of water.

The slow pace painting by WIM Wenders introduces the viewer to the printed on this hot American still-life situations, seemingly as cloudy as lapses memory the main character. "Paris, Texas" — is a road movie that places at the head of all not so much the goal of substantive retelling of one of the tangled history that will eventually be revealed to us, and the transfer of feelings and emotions, confrontation, demonstration of life (rare paranormal), the components of all the human being.

Sample error — that that is the vital engine of progress, it and read the characters of the considered action, based on the work of Sam Shepard and implemented by WIM Wenders. Fathers and children, brothers and sisters, husbands and wife — all one large brick wall, remove one — collapse all. Here and sold in different sides of the characters of Stanton and Nastassja Kinski, leaving his son to the brother of Travis, believing that from problems to escape to. But there is such a thing as a conscience, and it is present in one or other way everyone and the Director says selectively answering questions viewer.

"Paris, Texas" has some Parallels with the early "Alice in the Cities" of the same Wenders, depicting a kind of loneliness of the characters, their exhaustion and the main part of the films is a road that for everyone. Here only if "Alice..." scale communicated the whole country, in "Paris..." there is only American wasteland interspersed with stone cities growing like mushrooms. And as for the scale, it exists in the thoughts of the characters in unrealized or collapsed dreams Travis, Jane, and their son hunter, and also the sad eyes of Walt in the performance of Dean Stockwell.

Margery Chabot
11 February 2009 | 11:12

WIM Wenders — one of the few Directors who knows how to expertly remove kinopalatsi. (Of course, Jim Jarmusch, but it was late.) This genre rather surreal, requiring the artist's wisdom in perceiving the external and calm in his expression; the ability to convey the most important in a completely unsaturated external conflicts and the actions of the plot. All this, of course, have Wenders. And "Paris, Texas" — definitely one of the best films of its genre.

The story and the semantic theme of the film — is the resurrection and the new formation of the adult soul children due to the open and untutored eye, love, hope that give young travelers an adult.

Of course, the same meaning put Vendres in your early movie "Alice in the cities", but that's something "Paris, Texas" filmed by Wenders, even more confident, Mature, nenaidenko. Perhaps it is associated with that hero "Paris, Texas" — Travis — finds himself through his son, his reunion with mother. It after all, love for native — it makes the person even more than the journey with the girl-the foundling (which is in "Alice in the cities").

But "Paris, Texas" — not only the strong and deep (maybe invisible at first) story and meaning behind it also incredibly beautiful and live camera work. With the very first frame to the latest — the real art. When the camera freezes on a few minutes any frame — see the movie flows smoothly in painting picture — into something perfectly-aged composite.

The actors in the film look very organic, natural, harmonious in the ensemble with each friend.

As for the music — Vim again uses Blues as to this "Alice in the cities". But if an early work, the picture seemed to sway to the rhythms of Canned Heat then now the Texas swing Blues sounds somehow more detached, very akusticna as Ledbelly.

From all this the thrill of the picture — the most pleasant and best. The film is not teaches, in no banal phrases spoken by characters, not abundance of tears, stamps, flashy drama or annoying ideas of the Director to convey "something important."
There is a feeling that Wenders filmed for yourself — like the next artistic attempt through art to understand himself, his essence. But because there real artists don't go to the crowd, willing to please remove the very real, beautiful and live movie — a timeless movie like "Paris, Texas".

10 of 10

Dottie Sanford
02 July 2010 | 03:06

"I knew those two. The girl was very young, years 17-18. And the guy was much older. It be wild, it so beautiful. When they were together, all for them turned into a real adventure and her like it. They just wanted to be together all the time, always."

BUT then changed. And she wanted to run, run for the freedom. And where is she? in the lost desert? somewhere there are no streets?

Very nice movie. In again sure WIM Wenders, the master of his craft. It Roadmovies beckon its mystery... and its infinity. Indescribable views of nature. The roads seem to be living in than the dead of the desert, they flow hiding somewhere behind the horizon. A vast the sky is so blue that you just dissolve in it.

"to fill that the void that was in I" I think this movie fills the void. It shows that is freedom... freedom — the dream is the infinity. It draws, but it's unbearable. Because everyone is in search, only afraid to find what is looking for. She imagining something. He goes through the desert for her. But even finding each other, they are different wall mirrors. Only a short time, they look each friend... but look again to leave.

Travis tells hunter that it is not want to separate son from mother of it was his error that he is afraid to leave and not return, and most importantly, it is afraid to lose this fear. As said Wenders, if it is the main character, then his name must be Odysseus, and other characters — his friends looking for him to say that he has too early to go home. We understand our main character is Travis still not found himself and still not handled your fears.

faq
How much has Paris, Texas made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $2,206,121.
How much did it cost to make Paris, Texas?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least GBP1,162,000.
Who is the director of the movie Paris, Texas?
This tv-show was directed by Wim Wenders.
What is the genre of Paris, Texas?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, Palme d’Or winners Movies.
Who starred in Paris, Texas?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clément, Hunter Carson.
What is Paris, Texas IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 8.1.
When was Paris, Texas released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1984-09-19.