Howard Spence is a veteran actor who has been a popular Western star since the mid-‘70s. Spence’s onscreen image as a strong, principled lawman is a severe contrast to his life off the set, which has been dominated by drinking, drugs, and promiscuous womanizing.
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The poetic journey of an aging cowboy who seeks for redemption and forgiveness. Wenders lyric take on an existencial drama, with exceptional and touching performances by Sam Shepard, Jessica Lange and Sarah Polley.
I know this film has had some poor reviews, but I think it's fantastic. The use of images (Edward Hopper influenced), music, long shots, cinematography in general is masterful. I loved the way it showed the emotional life of the actors, and the vulnerability of the American dream. I was gripped, couldn't believe it was over so soon.
A disappointment considering the writing and directing capabilities of Shepard and Wenders, plus a strong tight ensemble cast. Bright artistic cinematography, the whole film looks like an Edward Hopper painting.
Sam Shepard is fantastic, as is the rest of the cast but it could have been so much better. I really enjoyed the cinematography and Wender's direction. There seemed to be something missing here, I don't know,maybe a better ending and perhaps a better screenplaly. Not bad.
Residual traces of WWs original and best Wings of Desire, but lacking the elegiac grace and originality.
A tired lead looks to re-join the world. T Bone Burnetts music saves the day, every bit as brooding as Nick Caves pulsating underscore in the original.