Paris, Texas

United Kingdom, 1984

Film
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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.

Credits

director
co-producer

Anatole Dauman

Don Guest

production company

Road Movies

Argos Films

Duration

02:30:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37287

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Drama

Drama → Road movies

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Germany

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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