Something like a perfect artistic union is achieved in the major components of Paris, Texas: the twang of Ry Cooder's guitar, the lonely light of Robbie Muller's camera, the craggy landscape of Harry Dean Stanton's face. In his greatest role, longtime character actor Stanton plays a man brought back to his old life after wandering in the desert (or somewhere) for four years. He has a 7-year-old son to get to know, and his wife has gone missing. The material is much in the wanderlust spirit of director Wim Wenders, working from a script by Sam Shepard and L.M. Kit Carson. If the long climactic conversation between Stanton and Nastassja Kinski renders the movie uneven and slightly inscrutable, it's hard to think of a more fitting ending--and besides, the achingly empty American spaces stick longer in the memory than the dialogue. Winner of the top prize at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. --Robert Horton
Mute suffering from amnesia and long thought dead Travis (Harry Dean Stanton) is discovered wandering around in the Texas desert. Slowly the story of his past unfolds first with help from his brother (Dean Stockwell) and sister-and-law (Aurore Clement) and finally by Travis himself as he begins to regain his relationship with his young son and his long-lost wife (Nastassja Kinski). Winner of the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and hailed by critics and audiences alike PARIS TEXAS is haunting beautifully photographed and sensitively acted. It's a film you won't soon forget.
In this remake of the classic 50s SF tale a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents his least-liked schoolteacher and other townspeople. With the aid of the school nurse the boy enlists the aid of the U.S. Marines. Special Features A career in Cannon/Tobe Hooper in the 80's --interview with David Del Valle (Journalist and former Cannon associate) Mission to Mars-the Special effects of Tobe's Invaders by Alec Gillis (Art Dept Coordinator and creature effects crew) Red Planet recollection--Remembering Invaders from Mars by Leslie Dilley (Production Designer) Creative Concepts--An interview with William Stout (Concept Artist) Invaders from Mars concept art presented by William Stout
In this remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other townspeople. With the aid of the school nurse the boy enlists the aid of the U.S. Marines.
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