Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Great Scenes # 58: Paris, Texas (1984)

Directed by Wim Wenders

A man whose wife left him abandons his son under the care of his brother returns years later to reunite them. The film is by Wim Wenders who also did The Wings of Desire. Personally, I think this film is better than that one. This scene, which serves as the film's climax, has Travis the man, talking to his estranged wife who is now working as a peep show sex performer. So to put it in crass terms, this is probably the most emotional scene ever filmed that's set in a peep show booth. Beautifully performed by Harry Dean Stanton and Nastassja Kinski, this is sublime piece of cinema. 

1 comment:

YeamieWaffles said...

This is amazing man, emotional is definitely the main word here, tugged on my heart strings!