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Movie : Paris Texas

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So many things come into play to make this a CB favorite. Including Sam Sheppard, Ry Cooder , Wim Wenders, Harry Dean Stanton, Dean Stockwell and some beautiful cinematography. I love motion pictures like this. Maybe you will too.


I’m handing this review over to Spoilt Victorian Child because I’m lazy and because I really like the take. SPV and CB hit common ground here. Thanks for the words Child!


7 comments on “Movie : Paris Texas

  1. Jim S.
    September 15, 2019

    Heard of this, never saw it. This one leaps to the top of the list I think given the talent involved. (In that picture over on the reviewer’s site, that shot of (I assume) Nastassja Kinski looks exactly like a gal I know. Beautiful.)
    BTW, we watched “Green Book” last night. I recall your turning me on to Don Shirley and that flick a while back. And then it goes and wins Best Picture! Excellent movie. Not overdone, heartfelt, great acting. I found it amusing that the soundtrack – other than when Shirley was playing – was ’60s era R&B and rock and roll and not jazz. I listened to some Shirley on Spotify today. Really nice stuff.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      September 15, 2019

      ‘Paris Texas’ is beautifully shot. That screen grab is a taste. Yeah Kinski and Harry Dean were a strange pairing but it works. One of the reasons these type of films appeal to me. Hollywood mainstream would never cast those two together. A little to real.
      I thought Viggo was really good. When he ate he didn’t mess around. That was kinda interesting on the soundtrack. I liked it. Shirley is good. His classical training comes through. You know I like a little grease on my listening.


  2. J.
    October 2, 2019

    A very striking flick. Cooder’s soundtrack is exceptional. Probably one of my most played LPs.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      October 2, 2019

      I have a Cooder recording of all his soundtrack work. I put that on and let it take me.

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      • J.
        October 2, 2019

        That’d be a great set. I’ve been looking for a couple of the LPs, but don’t see them too often in the wild. Certainly not over here.

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