What's new ?
|06 Nov. 2004
French section updated !. Click to visit.
12 Nov. 2003 :
NO NEWS...GOOD NEWS...
Why the new site is delayed so much ?
Well, quite simply because I was satisfied with the new site design but
not with the interactivity. A forum was not enough, I wanted a site with
more dynamic contents, like a webzine, where the Net surfer can react
everywhere. I learned PHP and I chose a free software SPIP to manage the
articles and the comments. The other explanation is that I have not
enough time and energy. But I am motivated more than ever so that this
project goes to the end.
While waiting :
- I added 6 new comments from fans in the section "thoughts"
- to see a little thing from the version 3.0 of the site penetrate in
Keyhole Club and enter a "booth".
This section re-creates the environment of the peep-show scenes at the
end of the film. The routine written in Javascipt was tested under
Explorer but still includes some bugs not fixed under Netscape...
22 April 2003
4 new contributions added. I'm very busy and the new site is very late.
09 Feb. 2003
Tom Farrell aka Screaming Man in Paris,Texas sent me the correct
speech hor his part as recorded in the film.
Read his message and three other user comments... My computer is now
ok, the new version of the site is coming soon.
05 Jan 2003
Happy New Year all fans ! Sally Norvell aka Nurse Bibs in
Paris,Texas contacted me : read her message
and two other user contributions; Paris Texas Fan Site version 3.0 is
delayed because of my computer crash, I had to install new motherboard
24 Nov 2002
Two new contributions; go to see the very beautiful
photos from Texas taken by Neil
2 new links; Paris Texas Fan Site version 3.0 is scheduled on January
2003, 1 !
06 Oct 2002
4 other comments about Paris,Texas and the info by Stan103 of the
release of a new DVD zone 2 better than the previous one...
12 May 2002
Three new comments about Paris,Texas in the section Thoughts. The new
site interface is coming soon.
24 March 2002
User comments page updated! Karla Keller from San Francisco tell
us how Paris,Texas saved her life! Read the
story! Thank you again Karla for your nice contribution...
13 Jan. 2002
Happy new year all fans ! Pages updated : news, user comments and DVD
03 Dec. 2001
Additions : a link to 2 very beautiful sites dedicated to Wim Wenders
and Nastassja Kinski, an opinion, two products (CD collector and DVD
zone 2 !!!)
26 Aug. 2001
News and opinions updated. Soon a new interface for the site and the
addition of a forum. Patience...
11 April 2001
Site map added. Check this page to view the links still under
Press reviews added and user comments online again.
20 March 2001
The ultimate english version of the site is online. Design and
navigation improved. Many additions : film details (awards), technical
details, cult dialogues, a promotional photo, 3 products among which a
japanese poster, etc.
Please forgive my english mistakes and enjoy the site...
Another Paris,Texas DVD
The same belgian site user informed me the release of a new Paris,Texas
zone 2 DVD better than the first one he bought. The new DVD is available
on the websites Amazon or Anchorbay.
Another Paris,Texas DVD
A belgian site user bought another Paris,Tewas DVD released since the
September 12, 2001 (for all zones !). See his message and the DVD cover
in the section Thoughts/User comments.
French release of Paris,Texas DVD !!!
At last ! Paris,Texas DVD zone 2 released including an exclusive
interview with Wim Wenders, the original trailer and the photos of the
shooting... Buy it ! (See
the DVD cover).
Paris,Texas on Cinefaz
Paris,Texas will be shown this evening at 20.45pm on the french TV
Paris,Texas DVD zone 2 release on December 4
ARTE VIDEO schedules the DVD release of two films of Wim Wenders on next
December,4 : Wings of Desire and Paris,Texas (see
the cover) ! Many extras : original trailer, scenes commentaries and
interview with the director and archives about the film crew.
Leading parts for "In America"
Wim Wenders announced the male leading part of his next film "In
America" in association with Sam Shepard. It will be Mark Everett aka E,
the leader of the band rock "Eels" of which Wim Wenders shooted their
last clip. Bob Dylan should be in the film too. Wim Wenders loves music
! And for the main actress maybe Robin Wright Penn ("Unbreakable").
- An exclusive footage of Wim Wenders revisiting Paris,Texas is
available on the official site in the April news :
watch the movie.
- Moreover Nastassja Kinski, Harry Dean Stanton and Hunter Carson will
be reunited to shoot with Wim Wenders a scripted short about the
characters 25 yars later ! These new scenes will be included on the
special edition DVD :
the May news on the official site.
- At last, Donata Wenders interviewed Sam Shepard in his home about the
collaboration with Wim Wenders on "Paris, Texas" and their next feature
film project "In America" :
watch the movie in the July news on the official site.
(Sources : Wim Wenders Official
Paris,Texas Fan Site visited
After that Wim Wenders visited and authorized this site (see
his reply email), a link to "Paris,Texas Fan Site" is now available
on the official site (see
the sitemap) and Paris,Texas Fan Site is mentionned in the
news ! Thanks again Mr Wenders.
A sense of place : Wim Wenders at Princeton University, USA
During a talk at Princeton University with for subject "A sense of
place", Wim Wenders explained to the students his way to make films,
from a place and its characters tell a story and not the opposite as the
American cinema does. According to him, a story who is not rooted in
specific places will produce bad films, without reality, without
identity. Films produced for the entire world for which the story and
the action prevail and the specificity of places and persons have been
removed. Films with exchangeable images who breed a global culture, a
sign of our loss of identity and soon of our imagination. On the
contrary, Wim Wenders explains that all his films were inspired by
places. For Paris, Texas it's the fascination of the mythical deserts of
the American West. The Wim Wenders' logic for Paris, Texas was to shoot
the film chronologically and that Sam Shepard goes with him on the
shooting and writes the screenplay as they discovered places and actors.
In reality, Sam Shepard was not able to be present but Wim Wenders
described the places by phone and he wrote from these details.
That way Wim Wenders' logic was respected !
(The full speech in english :
Wim Wenders Official Site)
Paris, Texas onto DVD...
It seems that the shooting of "In America" Wim Wenders's next film is
scheduled in spring, 2002. This year will be dedicated to the
restoration of his ancient films onto DVD. The release of Paris, Texas
DVD is scheduled this summer or at the end of the year 2001 ! The DVD
will include interviews, audio comments and cut scenes. Recently Wim
Wenders returned in Paris, Texas in search of additional takes and
photos for the DVD. (Source : Wim
Wenders Official Site)
A site user who bought the japanese DVD of Paris, Texas indicated me
that the quality is good but not perfect. The problem is that the film
has japanese subtitles which can't be removed. A little bit annoying,
but according to him it is worth to have it onto DVD...
Road Movies online night
An online event organized by Road Movies will take place in Berlin on
January 27, 2001. During this evening will be presented a new award
intended to reward the young film-makers using the new technologies and
Road Movies's new web site
will be shown. The amount of the auction dedicated to Wim Wenders and
his films and who takes place on
amazon.de are intended for this new award.
Wim Wenders Official site)
Wim Wenders is preparing DVD
Since December Wim Wenders is working on the special editions of his
films on DVD. Some new takes of Nastassja Kinski and Harry Dean Stanton
in the peepshow were found and will be included in the DVD !!! No
release date given.
Wenders Official Site)
Shooting of "In America"
In January, 2001 the shooting of "In America" the Wenders' new feature
will begin. The film is a road-movie through the United States and will
gather again Wim Wenders and Sam Shepard. We hope it will be as good as
Paris, Texas ! (Source :
Paris, Texas is not playing any more
Since September, 2000, Paris, Texas is not played any more in french
theaters. The ACCATONE theater in the 5-th district of Paris was a long
time the last one to schedule it once a week.
Paris, Texas on DVD into a site from Argentina ?
For the moment no news about the possible release on DVD of Paris,
Texas. But ciudadvd.com a site
from Argentina seems to sell it in zone 2 since 1999. Certainly an
imitation ? If you have more information, please, contact me !
The Wim Wenders Official Site hast just opened !
Since June 21, 2000 the official
site of Wim Wenders is open and it's great ! Go to visit the
official page dedicated to
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