Paris, Texas

Berlin: Road Movies / Greno, 1984. Two copies of the First Edition of this title, a trade softcover original. INSCRIBED by screenwriter Sam Shepard and director Wim Wenders, respectively. First issue, without the Ecco Press device on the rear panel, and lacking the credit on the front panel that reads, "Written by Sam Shepard" (and) "Adaptation by L.M. Kit Carson," appearing on all subsequent issues.

Wim Wenders' definitive film as a director, with an original screenplay by Sam Shepard that stands among his finest work as a novelist and a playwright. The film won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1984. This book, published simultaneously with the film, begins with a transcription of the final script in English, German, and French, and the last two-thirds present stills from the film alongside photographs taken on location by Wenders.

The Wenders copy is about Near Fine, with a few faint vertical creases at the spine panel, and is inscribed on the front endpaper: "Für Beatrice! / Wim Wenders."

The Shepard copy is about Fine with no creasing or significant wear to note, and is inscribed to film director Paul Bartel on the title page: "Paul / All the best / Sam Shepard."

A wonderful document of a great international film production that captured the mood of Texas and the American Southwest like few films before or since, along with two decidedly uncommon autographs. Volumes housed together in a custom green quarter-leather clamshell box.

[Book #156578]