Wim Wenders feels like David Lynch with a heart and soul like Lynch feels like Wim Wenders without a soul and heart - if you know what I mean. Interesting to see how similar they are, especially this film is hauntingly so. It is so easy to understand how a man can be consumed and destroyed by love and jealousy when one has a young Nat Kinski as girlfriend. A movie that will leave lasting scars on soul and mind.
Paris, Texas is a beautiful film with a creative story. It feels honest (not forced) in its present. I get the feeling that is it done with a perfectionistic mindset. The acting like everything else done in the film is excellent! I warmly recommend this films to others!
A beautiful film that always makes me reflect on family. It's undeniable bond and the sacrifices that you make for those you love. Its a film about many things, but I always think about the lost man without family and how only family and love was able to save him. This movie speaks to the mistakes that we make along the way, how we can hurt family, but how the love that once was ,remains even if in a different form.
Genius on so many levels ... hadn't seen this for 20 years and boy has this aged well - the acting, the score, the pacing, the colours ... all superb. The only thing that's dated is Dean Stockwell's hat! And Harry Dean (RIP) is astonishingly good, especially in the mute scenes with his brother early on. A film not afraid to linger ... every second packed full of emotion. Genius.
It looks and sounds good and I like the humour and lots of the story and characters. But it fails to properly develop or care about the Jane character - she doesn't seem like a real woman, just a projection. If that's meant to be the point, well, it's not a very good point if you don't go on to explore her complexity. So the ending left me frustrated which was very disappointing because I loved the rest.
That movie haunted me through my childhood. Was 8 when it was released.. too young to watch but very intrigued by the score and the director. Ten years on, I have been told by fellow 18yo that one it is a weird movie. At last in my 40’s, I got to see it for the first time and enjoyed that trip through time, and love daemon. The cinematography is simple, the old car is awesome, moving disturbed family.
A brilliant culmination of themes built throughout Wenders' career. Wenders manages to paint hurt adults as children in need of attention, who in turn have neglect their children. The fears of late capitalist alienation and its tendency to perpetuate. Stanton becomes the ultimate wanderer which the road movies hinted at. Tender and symptomatic human filmmaking. Also one of the best staged dialogues in film.
Missed this first time round - so pleased to catch it now! This is just one gripping film even though initially the narrative is almost hidden. Every element of film-making especially stand out performances and such evocative use of Ry Cooder's guitar. And then the plot just smashes through with the appearance of Jane / Nastassja Kinski. Thank you Mubi for bringing this terrific experience.