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The title is a perfect representation of this point; it's the town where Travis, played by Harry Dean Stanton in probably his best role on screen, was conceived and where his father said his mother was from, without giving the name of the state, only the town. Paris--as in France--is the fantasy. Paris--as in Texas--is the reality. Did his father love his mother for what she was, a plain girl from Texas, or what he imagined her to be, a "fancy woman" from France?
Travis has the same problem; he's the real focus of the film and around him the Texas twilight casts long, sad shadows that glisten with hope, brilliant colors, and soon to be approaching night. In him's a heart that's torn between his love for what he knows and for what he wants to run away from, between his son, Hunter, his ex-wife Jane, and himself. The only one of these he knows is real is his son, who's the second core of the film. Hunter is the reality of his marriage to Jane, the one thing he knows is solid and true and right in front of him.
Nobody makes films like this anymore. This was done in 1984 and deservedly won a Palmes d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival, one of the top awards given to a film director.
Nobody makes films with this much heart anymore. Things have changed.
Things have changed.
It's not a flashy movie. But if you have the patience to sit and watch it, you'll be left with a feeling of being overwhelmed by the quiet drama of life that the movie holds. I hope it comes out on DVD soon. And that music...wow.
Watch it and enjoy.
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The characters sometimes act unrealistically given the situations. Leaves you wondering what is going on for a large part of the movie. I really didn't get the point. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bob
A hauntingly sad movie with a confirmation that any man who is not more beautiful than the woman he chooses to love or helplessly falls in love with, has entered territory full of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by flipspiceland
It seemed better in my memory than it did upon newly watching it, though it still has many interesting and satisfying moments. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paul A. Klinger
I realize that this has won awards and is considered a wonderful film but it just left me hanging because there was no indication of what would come next. Read morePublished 2 months ago by sunk
Beautiful color photography - slow, boring movie. Was waiting for something to happen...it never came.Published 4 months ago by Daniel D. Teoli Jr.
Slow at times but I liked it. The movie slowly unfolds the reasons of the 4 year disappearance. The movies of today are really attack all of your senses. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazonian
Seriously, I cannot get those minutes back. (Acting was good, main character absolutely unlikable).Published 6 months ago by baby bear
This is a good movie but the tape was well used. I didn't pay much for this copy but after getting it, I wished I had gotten a better one.Published 7 months ago by BetsyRoss
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