Days of Heaven (1978) (RC)
Release Date: October 23, 2007.
One-of-a-kind filmmaker-philosopher Terrence Malick has created 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 flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend (Brooke Adams) and little sister (Linda Manz) to work harvesting wheat in the 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. -- (C) The Criterion Collection, 1978, USA.
Starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz, Robert J. Wilke, Jackie Shultis, Stuart Margolin, Timothy Scott, Gene Bell, Doug Kershaw.
Directed by Terrence Malick.
Winner of 1 Academy Award (1978): Best Cinematography.
Genre/Subject: Drama, Romance, Hard-To-Find.
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