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Title Paris, Texas [videorecording] / Road Movies Produktion, Berlin and Argos Films, Paris present ; a German, French co-production ; a film by Wim Wenders ; director of photography, Robby Müller ; executive producer, Chris Sievernich ; adaptation by L.M. Kit Carson ; written by Sam Shepard ; produced by Don Guest ; directed by Wim Wenders.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    PAR    Available
 PAS Central Library DVD    PAR    DUE 03-06-20
 PAS Central Library DVD    PAR    DUE 02-29-20
Edition Director-approved special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (145 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (42 p. ; col. ill. ; 19 cm)
Series The Criterion Collection ; 501
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 501.
Note Based on the book "Paris, Texas" by Sam Shepard.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
Booklet includes "On the road again" essay by film critic Nick Roddick, "A long ride" by Sam Shepard, "Voices under your skin" interview with Nastassja Kinski, "Loss of innocence" interview with Harry Dean Stanton, "Me and my brother" interview with Dean Stockwell, excert from the preface of Wim Wenders book 'Written in the West'.
Bonus features: Disc 1. Audio commentary featuring Wim Wenders. Disc 2. "Wim Wenders" interview with Wenders by German journalist Roger Willemsen; "The road to Paris, Texas" excerpts from th 1990 film "Motion and Emotion" featuring interviews with Wim Wenders, Robby Müller, Ry Cooder, Harry Dean Stanton, Peter Falk, Dennis Hopper, Hanns Zischler, Samuel Fuller, Patricia Highsmith and Kraft Wetzel conducted by director Paul Joyce; "Claire Denis and Allison Anders" interviewed by Kent Jones; "Cinéma cinémas" segment from the French television program featuring 'Wim Wenders Hollywood April '84'; Deleted scenes; Super 8 footage; Galleries; "Written in the West" gallery of Wenders' location-scouting photos from his book; Behind the scenes photos by Robin Holland.
Contents disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. Bonus features.
Credits Art director, Kate Altman ; editor, Peter Przygodda ; music, Ry Cooder.
Cast Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clement, Hunter Carson, Bernard Wicki.
Summary After having been missing for four years and presumed dead, Travis emerges from the desert near the Texas-Mexico border and collapses at a gas station. His younger brother, Walt, a billboard artist, takes him to Walt's Los Angeles home where Travis' son, Hunter, has lived with Walt and Walt's wife, Anne, since Travis and his wife, Jane, disappeared. Travis reestablishes a relationship with Hunter, finds Jane and brings about a reunion between Jane and Hunter before leaving again. Loosely based on Sam Shepard's Motel Chronicles.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation ; Dobly Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject Dysfunctional families -- Drama.
Texas -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Genre/Form Film adaptations
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Wenders, Wim Interviewee. Director.
Müller, Robby, 1940- Interviewee. Cinematographer.
Sievernich, Chris Producer.
Carson, L. M. Kit Adapter. Screenwriter.
Shepard, Sam, 1943- Screenwriter.
Guest, Don Producer.
Stanton, Harry Dean, 1926- Interviewee. Actor.
Kinski, Nastassja, 1960- Actor.
Stockwell, Dean, 1938- Actor.
Clément, Aurore, 1945- Actor.
Carson, Hunter, 1975- Actor.
Wicki, Bernhard, 1919-2000 Actor.
Przygodda, Peter Film editor.
Cooder, Ry Interviewee. Composer.
Roddick, Nick Writer of accompanying material.
Willemsen, Roger, 1955- Interviewer.
Falk, Peter, 1927-2011- Interviewee.
Hopper, Dennis, 1936-2010 Interviewee.
Zischler, Hanns, 1947- Interviewee.
Fuller, Samuel, 1912-1997. Interviewee.
Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995. Interviewee.
Wetzel, Kraft Interviewee.
Joyce, Paul, 1940- Interviewer.
Denis, Claire, 1948- Interviewee.
Anders, Allison Interviewee.
Shepard, Sam, 1943- Paris, Texas.
Road Movies Filmproduktion
Argos Films
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 1604652284
Standard No. 715515052214
Music No. CC1860D Criterion Collection

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