This is definitely one of my favorite books. The first memories I have of that movie are looking at the billboard in the Paris metro at the Nation station when the film was released. The second one was when I heard my mother saying that she really wanted to see it. It was 1984. Years later, I happened to be in a relationship with a girlfriend in Houston who had a young daughter. The long-distance relationship and the city made strange resonances with the movie and my personal life, as we watched the movie together. I will never be able to look at the buildings in downtown Houston (in reality or in the movie) the same way anymore. The main character, Travis, played by Harry Dean Stanton looks very much like my father who passed away 17 years ago. Personal facts aside, this book is outstanding. It includes the scenario, some visual documents from before the shooting of the film and 235 amazing photograms taken from the movie. It’s very interesting to see how the art of cinema and the art of photography are connected here. I think the photographic influence came here from the choice of Wim Wenders to deal and work with the real locations and trying to adapt his filming to them, and not the opposite.