ACMI Identifier
302513
Title
Paris, Texas
Creator & Role
Argos Films, production company
Road Movies, production company
Don Guest, co-producer
Anatole Dauman, co-producer
Wim Wenders, director
Place of Production
United Kingdom
Creation Date
1984
Colour
Colour
Sound / Audio
Sound
Duration
02:30:00
Language
English
Description
Travis (Harry Dean Stanton) is travelling aimlessly through Texas, having left behind his son in LA with his successful brother Walt (Dean Stockwell). But Travis decides to go back for his son and take him along on a journey to find the boy's mother (Nastassja Kinski). Their search ends in a cheap strip- joint and Travis and his ex-wife confront each other about lost dreams and past betrayals. Visually striking, and intellectually stimulating, "Paris, Texas" is scripted by Sam Shepard and based on his own volume of short stories, "Motel chronicles". The haunting musical score is by Ry Cooder.
Audience Classification
PG
Form
Feature films
Feature films/Feature films - Great Britain
Feature films/Feature films - Germany
Genre
Adaptations
Drama
Drama/Road movies
Subject Group
Literature/American literature - Film and video adaptations
Related Objects
Holdings
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)