This is a paper that is focusing on the Sam Shepard Wim Wenders film view and review. The paper also provides additional questions to use in writing the assignment paper.
The Sam Shepard Wim Wenders film view and review
Description For this assignment, view and review carefully the film Paris, Texas — written by Sam Shepard, directed by Wim Wenders, and adapted for the screen by L. M. “Kit” Carson — and write a summary or plot synopsis of this film. Optional: If you wish, in addition to the film itself you can also consider the continuity script for Paris Texas, which can be found on the website Cinephilia & Beyond [ https://cinephiliabeyond.org/paris-texaswimwenders-film-extraordinary-beauty-irresistibility/ ], though reading this continuity script is entirely optional for you. (The continuity script has scenes and dialogue that Wenders did not include in the final cut of the film.) In creating your summary, or plot synopsis, be sure to do the following:
Explain that this is a “road movie”, and provide a definition of what a road movie is.
Provide a brief sketch of each of the main characters: Travis, Walt, Anne, Hunter, and Jane.
Describe the setting(s) of the story — both the time that the story appears to be set in. Also, as the physical location(s) the action of the story occurs in. The main settings are Terlingua in West Texas, the landscape on the drive between West Texas and Los Angeles, suburban Los Angeles, downtown Houston, and the small town of Nordheim, Texas.
Explain the method of narration of the movie. That is, from whose perspective do we see the events of the film, and in what order do we see them? (Hint: The narration is thirdperson, and we see the story unfold in a straight chronological line. The continuity script has flashbacks, but Wenders did not include them in the film.)
Explain any historical or cultural background that needs to be understood in order to understand the events within and meaning of the story.
Provide a sense of the basic plot of the story. Mechanics of your summary: Your summary should be at least 750 words. (three typewritten pages, more or less), and must be typed and double-spaced. Use a standard typeface, 11- or 12-point type, and 1-inch margins all around.