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One-of-a-kind filmmaker-philosopher Terrence Malick has made some of the most visually arresting movies in history, and his glorious period tragedy Days of Heaven, featuring Oscar-winning cinematography by Nestor Almendros, stands out among them. A Chicago steelworker (Richard Gere) accidentally kills his supervisor, and he, his girlfriend (Brooke Adams), and his little sister (Linda Mans) flee to the Texas Panhandle, where they find work harvesting in the wheat fields of a wealthy farmer (Sam Shepard). A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire—Malick captures it all with dreamlike authenticity, creating at once a timeless American idyll and a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.
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Terrible and boring. Long periods of silence, I wanted to take a nap.Published 1 day ago by Ian Acosta
Visually stunning, exhilarating! an absolute triumph. Still as fresh.Published 7 days ago by AMIR M
My favorite Terrence Malick film. Maybe it was growing up on a farm myself as a child or maybe it's the fact I think the female lead in is just the most beautiful women but its a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by imaginefilm
having seen the film dozens of times-my Uncle owned a rep theater and i could sit in on anything, any time i wanted-even TWICE, or 5 nights in a row if i wanted; and he always... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mark C.
My all time favorite film. The cinematography, the direction, Richard Gere--memorable for a lifetime. All the performances are stirring and real. Read morePublished 6 months ago by CeliSin01
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|1.78 aspect ratio is a lie and a gyp||
Since Terry was involved with the restoration of the upcoming Criterion release of 'Days of Heaven,' I gather his intention with the aspect ratio is reflected in the specified 1.78 to 1 ratio.
"I had just finished working in New York with legendary cinematographer John Bailey on... Read More
Oct 2, 2007 by Mikael Möller Sönnichsen | See all 34 posts
|Haskell Wexler shot up to half of the finished film?!||
What "stupid union rules" are you referring to that made it impossible for Almendros to complete cinematography of this film? My understanding was he left due to a scheduling conflict resulting from DOH's production running far behind schedule.
As for screen credits, they often don't... Read More
Jun 23, 2010 by JG | See all 4 posts
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