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Film identification
Title :
Year :
Director :
Writer :
Time :
Paris, Texas
1984
Wim Wenders
Sam Shepard
145 minutes
Format :
Kind :
Origin :
Language :
Sound :
35 mm color 1:1,66
Drama/Road movie
Germany/France
english
mono

Synopsis
After four years of absence, an amnesic and dumb man reappeared in the desert, in Texas. He will try to gather the pieces of his life and to find his wife, left for working in a peep-show in Houston and his eight year old son, raised by his uncle.

The cast
Travis
Jane
Walt
Anne
Hunter
Hunter age 3
Doctor Ulmer
Carmelita
Nurse Bibs
Gas station attendant
Car rental clerk
Hunter's friend
Screaming man
Slater
Commedienne
Rehearsing band

Harry Dean Stanton
Nastassja Kinski
Dean Stockwell
Aurore Clement
Hunter Carson
Justin Hogg
Bernhard Wicki
Socorro Valdez
Sally Norvell
Sam Berry
Claresie Mobley
Edward Fayton
Tom Farrell
John Lurie
Sharon Menzel
The Mydolls

Harry Dean
Stanton

 

Nastassja
Kinski

 

Dean
Stockwell

 

Aurore
Clement

 

Hunter
Carson


The crew
Director of photography
First assistant
First assistant
Additional 2nd unit photo
Gaffer
Best boy
Electrician
Key grip
Best boy
Art director
Assistant art director
Costume designer
Property master
Makeup and hair
L.A. Set decorator
Assistant props (Texas)
Wardrobe assist. (Texas)
Still Photographer
Transportation
Transportation
Transportation
Transportation
Transportation
Transportation
Transportation
Transportation
Caterer (Texas)
Editor
Sound editor
Assistant editor
and many thanks to
Sound mixer
Boom man
Sound processing
Rerecording mixer
Director
Assistant director
Assistant director trainee
Script supervisor
Production assistant
Production assistant
Production assistant
Production assistant
Production assistant
Producer
Production manager
Accountant
Location manager(Texas)
Location manager (L.A.)
Production coordinator
Casting director
L.A. Casting director
New York Off. coordinator
L.A. Office coordinator
Executive producer
Exec. producer (France)
Associate producer
Screenplay
Story adaptation
Com. editor (CHANNEL 4)
Story Editor (CHANNEL 4)
Com. editor (WDR TV)
Original music by
Music performed by
Musician
Musician
Robby Muller
Agnès Godard
Pim Tjujerman
Martin Schar
Greg Gardiner
Scott Guthrie
Kevin Galbraith
Robert Feldman
Arthur Blum
Kate Altman
Lorrie Brown
Birgitta Bjerke
Kim Buckley
Charles Balazs
Anne Kuljian
Craig Busch
Roberta Elkins
Robin Holland
Homer Albin
Al Cantu
Lynn Brisbin
Carl Johnson
Richard Padgett
B.C. Smith
Charlie Griffith
Tom Kelton
Sherry Mcbride
Peter Przygodda
Dominique Auvray
Anne Schnee
Barbara V. Weitershausen
Jean-Paul Mugel
Douglas Axtell
Lothar Mankewitz
Hartmut Eichgrün
Wim Wenders
Claire Denis
Michael Helfand
Helen Caldwell
Bonna Newman
Allison Anders
Scott Kirby
Dean Lent
Patrick Kreuzer
Don Guest
Karen Koch
Barbara Lucey
Susan Elkins
Jim Thompson
Dianne Lisa Cheek
Gary Chason
Sheila Possner
Lilyan Sievernich
Sarah Fitzsimmons
Chris Sievernich
Anatole Dauman
Pascale Dauman
Sam Shepard
L.M. Kit Carson
David Rose
Walter Donohue
Joachim V. Mengershausen
Ry Cooder
Ry Cooder
David Lindley
Jim Dickinson
Wim
Wenders

 

Sam
Shepard

 

Ry
Cooder

 

Robby
Muller


Shooting locations
Filmed in the United States
between september 29, 1983
and december 11, 1983 in :

. Big Bend, Texas
. Marathon, Texas
. Fort Stockton, Texas
. El Paso, Texas
. Four Corners, Californie
. Los Angeles, Californie
. Burbank, Californie
. San Fernando, Californie
. Cabazon, Californie
. Pasadena, Californie
. Deming, Nouveau-Mexique
. Galveston, Texas
. Nordheim, Texas
. Port Arthur, Texas
. Houston, Texas
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Awards
Cannes Film Festival 1984 :
Unanimous Golden Palm
Wim Wenders
Price of the cinematographic press


British Academy Awards 1985 :
BAFTA Film Award
Best director W. Wenders


Bodil Festival 1985 :
Bodil
Best european film Wim Wenders


Bavarian Film Awards 1985 :
Bavarian Film Award
Best Photo Robby Müller

Oecumenical price
affiche Cannes 1984
Cannes Jury 1984

President : Dirk Bogarde (G.B.)
Isabelle Huppert (France)
Franco Cristaldi (Italy)
Michel Deville (France)
Stanley Donen (USA)
Istvan Dosai (Hungary)
Arne Hestenes (Norway)
Ennio Morricone (Italy)
Jorge Semprun (Spain)
Vadim Youssov (U.S.S.R.)


Wim Wenders, Dirk Bogarde and Isabelle Huppert
at the ending ceremony of the festival

Film promotion
- Distribution companies

ARGOS FILMS (in France)
PARI FILMS (in France)
20th CENTURY FOX (in USA)

- Production companies

ROAD MOVIES GmbH, Berlin
ARGOS FILMS, Paris
WDR TV, Köln
CHANNEL 4, London
PRO-JECT FILM, München



eagle at the beginning : wink of Wenders to his production ?
- Release dates

France : 09/19/84
Sweden : 11/02/84
Finland : 12/21/84
Germany : 01/11/85

- Box office

France : 1,95 million (entries)
Sweden : 0,12 million (entries)

Sources
. "Paris, Texas" - Script, photos and credits - ROAD MOVIES/GRENO - 1984
. "Paris, Texas" - The Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
. "Le Roman de Cannes" - Daniele Heymann - TF1 Edition - 1996

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