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Trailers from Hell Heads to 'Paris, Texas'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood March 19, 2014 at 11:22AM

A Criterion Grab Bag! continues at Trailers from Hell, with director Karyn Kusama introducing Wim Wenders' classic "Paris, Texas."
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Nastassja Kinski in "Paris, Texas"
Nastassja Kinski in "Paris, Texas"

A Criterion Grab Bag! continues at Trailers from Hell, with director Karyn Kusama introducing Wim Wenders' classic "Paris, Texas."

Wenders’ 1984 French-German coproduction features a typically (for Wenders) unconventional cast, including the great Harry Dean Stanton as an amnesiac who enlists his brother (Dean Stockwell) in a search for Stanton’s runaway wife played by Nastassja Kinski. Wenders brings a poker-faced European sensibility to the backwaters of America with compelling results. The stellar crew includes the cinematographer Robby Muller and music from Ry Cooder, which has proven highly influential.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.