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One of the best movies ever made,
This review is from: Paris, Texas [DVD] (DVD)
This film totally blew me away when first I saw it. It's so beautiful, melancholy, and intense.
The acting is uniformly brilliant, by all concerned: Harry Dean Stanton is fantastic as the taciturn and troubled Travis, whilst Dean Stockwell and Aurore Clément are great as the more normal, decent and caring couple, Walt and Anne Henderson, with Hunter Carson as the adorable little Hunter Henderson. Nastassja Kinski is suitably mesmerising as the elusive and errant Jane.
Wenders' cinematographer Robby Müller is a genius with a camera, and would later help Jim Jarmusch create cinematic magic on films such as Down By Law and Mystery Train. This film is starkly beautiful. The slow moving moodiness, enhanced by a superbly bleak bottleneck slide guitar soundtrack by Ry Cooder, gives the movie a unique and very powerful feel.
Personally I can't praise this film highly enough, it's right up there for me, amongst my all time favourites. It's not every day watching by any means. But if you like your films to have the intensity and power of great art, then this might well be for you.