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WIM WENDERS - Written In The West


Publisher: teNeues
Copyright: Schirmer/Mosel / Munich
Pages: 108 / 58 Colour Pictures
Cover: Soft with dust jacket
Publication Date: August 2000
Language: English

One of the best films of our time has to be Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders. Written in the West is a series of images Wenders shot in 1983 while looking for subject and locations for the film. Driving through Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California, he was captivated by the unique, saturated, colourful light of the vast wild landscape of the American West.

The series was 1st exhibited in 1986 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and later published as this book in 2000.






Strangely, even though the film takes its name from a sleepy town of Paris, Texas, no footage was ever actually shot there.

Read more about the new revisited edition on AnOther Magazines site here. And if you haven't seen the film, do yourself a favour and watch it immediately!






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