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Nastassja Kinski with Harry Dean Stanton in his signature scene from 'Paris, Texas.'

Nastassja Kinski with Harry Dean Stanton in his signature scene from ‘Paris, Texas.’

harry_dean_stanton_partly_fictionWith over 100 credits in everything from avant-garde 1970s Westerns to Wim Wenders arthouse films to The Avengers, Harry Dean Stanton is one of those character actors they don’t seem to make much anymore. And they certainly don’t make movies about. Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction is one of those rare treats that true movie fans are tossed every now and again which almost makes up for the vale of iniquity that is modern cinema.

It’s playing now in limited release. My review is at Film Journal International; here’s part:

When Sophie Huber’s downbeat and jazzy Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction works, it’s almost by happenstance, like catching a glimpse of something beautiful out of the corner of your eye. Of course, as with most works of art that seem to be beautiful accidents, it’s artfully crafted down to the smallest detail…

You can watch the trailer here:

Or, for a real treat, check out his full climactic monologue from Paris, Texas:

 

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