Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Paris Texas is 147 minutes of slow, beautiful cinema. From its intriguing beginning to its emotional end, it draws you in to its complex and messy narrative. This is all complemented by the hauntingly sparse soundtrack, which sounds as if Ry Cooder sat down with a slide guitar and played along to the movie.
The acting is subtle and complex. The denouement is as heartbreaking as it is redemptive. And the cinematography is beautiful, if rather low-budget. Do yourself a favour, set aside two hours of your life to be captivated by this movie.