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Author: Wim WendersRobby MüllerChris SievernichL M Kit CarsonSam ShepardAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection : Janus Films, ©2009.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 501.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Director-approved special edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Films for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Wim Wenders; Robby Müller; Chris Sievernich; L M Kit Carson; Sam Shepard; Don Guest; Harry Dean Stanton; Nastassja Kinski; Dean Stockwell; Aurore Clément; Hunter Carson; Bernhard Wicki; Peter Przygodda; Ry Cooder; Nick Roddick; Roger Willemsen; Peter Falk; Dennis Hopper; Hanns Zischler; Samuel Fuller; Patricia Highsmith; Kraft Wetzel; Paul Joyce; Claire Denis; Allison Anders; Road Movies Filmproduktion.; Argos Films.; Criterion Collection (Firm); Janus Films.
ISBN: 1604652284 9781604652284
OCLC Number: 472353204
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Based on the book "Paris, Texas" by Sam Shepard.
Originally produced 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, excerpt 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.
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.
Target Audience: OFRB rating: AA.
Description: 2 videodiscs (145 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (42 pages ; color illustrations ; 19 cm).
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Contents: disc 1. Feature film --
Disc 2. Bonus features.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 501.
Responsibility: 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.
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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.

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