26 January 2008

when he woke up, he was on fire

I've been reading Sam Shepard's Cruising Paradise: Tales. It's uneven, great at times and at other times kind of gimicky. I haven't read Buried Child or True West, probably Shepard's most celebrated writing, but I love this scene Shepard wrote for Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas. If you haven't seen the movie, you may want to watch all of it before viewing this scene, but the scene can stand on its own...a little poem to love and misunderstanding.

1 comment:

Tema said...

Okay ... so it just never ends ... this is one of my favorite scenes ever in the history of film ... have you seen Warner Herzog's Stroszek? The ending of that film kills me.

Must see There Will be Blood if you haven't yet.