Director of Photography:
Harry Dean Stanton Nastassja Kinski
Sievernich Wim Wenders
Movies Filmproduktion/Berlin Argos Films/Paris
1984 Cannes, Golden Palm (Best Film)
1984 British Academy Award
1984 French Film Critic's Prize
1984 German Film Prize in Silver (Production)
Texas is probably Wim Wenders' most well known, critically acclaimed,
and successful movie, winning a number of international prizes
including the Cannes Palme D'Or for Best Film in 1984.
This unusual road movie, with screenplay by acclaimed playwright
Sam Shepard, tells the tale of Travis, a man lost in his own private
hell. Presumed dead for four years, he reappears from the desert
on the Mexico border, world-weary and an amnesiac.
He traces his brother Walt who is bringing up Hunter, his seven-year-old
son, his ex-wife Jane having abandoned him at Walt's door several
As virtual strangers, Hunter and Travis begin to build a wary
friendship and conspire to find Jane and bring her back to be
a real family.
With extraordinary performances from Harry Dean Stanton as Travis
and Natassja Kinski as Jane, the film also boasts a soundtrack
by Ry Cooder, ideally suited to the film's sun-bleached landscapes
and melancholy undertones.
(1) DESERT LANDSCAPE
A fissured, empty, almost lunar landscape- seen from a bird's-eye
view. The camera hovers over it. In the distance, a lone man appears;
he is crossing this desert.
A hawk lands on a boulder.
The man stops, looks at the bird.
Then he drinks the last drops of water from a large plastic bottle.
He is wearing a cheap Mexican suit, a red baseball cap
and sandals with bandages wrapped around them. His clothes are
covered with dust and soaked with sweat. He has been walking for
a long time.
This is Travis.
throws away the empty plastic bottle,and continues on his way
across the bleak, hot plains that lie before him.
A LONELY GAS STATION EXTERIOR, DAY
comes up to a gas station on a remote country road. He.................