Wednesday, April 29, 2009


His more recent works include States of Shock (1991) and Sympatico (1993).

Sam Shepard has also penned a number of screenplays that pursue his themes of rebellious loners in a violent or hostile world, many of which are based on his plays. Among them are Me and My Brother (1967) Zabriski Point (1970) and Renaldo and Clara (1978) as well as his great Fool For Love (1986). In 1983, German director Wim Wenders commissioned him to adapt his 1982 book motel Chronicles for the screen. The result was the screenplay for Paris, Texas (1984), which won the Golden Palm Award at the Cannes Film Festival. It was the story of a reunion of father and son.

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