The French and Germans in Texas
It is startling to see how French and German actors, actresses, and filmmakers could ever produce a more American, "Modern Western", film.
Foreign accents appear where necessary, and disappear where necessary.
Cinematography by Robby Muller is outstanding, and direction by Wim Wenders is, as usual, superb.
People around the world still do not realize the major contribution to the formation and spirit of the "Texas reputation" resulting from German immigration to the state (and territory) in the 19th and 20th centuries. Inclusion of the almost-cameo scenes of the seedy, barfly, crude, but real doctor (a role actually played by a different German film director) as Travis' first rescuer does not appear to be odd in the story at all.