Days of Heaven

Days of Heaven

DVD - 2007
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In 1910, Bill, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor. He flees to the Texas panhandle with his lover Abby and little sister Linda, where they work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. When Bill learns that the Farmer is ill and has less than a year to live, he encourages Abby to accept the man's attentions. The Farmer and Abby marry, and she and her "siblings" live in the big house, waiting for the Farmer to die, so Abby can inherit, and the three of them live happily ever after. But love seems to be a cure-all: the Farmer seems to be improving--and Abby is no longer seeing this as a marriage of convenience. From a landscape of panoramic vistas, vivid colors, and rich textures comes a timeless American idyll and a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.
Publisher: c2007.
ISBN: 9781934121931
1934121932
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Tomkitty1
Aug 03, 2017

I gave this movie (4) stars. i watched this movie yesterday again for the second time and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had watched it in l978 or 1980 but did not really get into it. This time around I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and all the actors, especially the performance of Sissy Spacek. Learning that Sam Shepard acted in this movie made it especially enjoyable for me. The first time I saw this movie I had no idea that he was the mystery Raggedy Man. How clever the ending! Thanks to Hoopla's listing of Sam Shepard's body of work, I plan to view all his movies when possible. The man was a literary genius!

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201507tj
Feb 26, 2017

Boring movie

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mckeett
Jan 27, 2017

Richard Gere and Sam Shepard in their youth. A visually stunning movie. I remember seeing this in the NAC when they used to show feature movies in the large hall with the big fabric curtain. Long time ago, but still a wonderful movie.

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ms_mustard
Sep 07, 2016

I've seen The Tree Life and To The Wonder - both of which I liked. then The New World and now Days of Heaven neither of which I liked as much as the later films.

I thought the acting was stilted. there is one scene where Sam Shepard is looking sideways at Brooke Adams and I had a flashback to Ricky Nelson - of Ozzie and Harriet - in his rock and roll days.

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KatherineHere
Feb 27, 2016

Probably the best cinematography I've ever seen.

jpozenel Apr 15, 2015

An unusual and visually satisfying movie. The photography was so good that it earned the movie an Oscar. Dialog is very sparse and there didn't seem to be a great deal of the director doing what directors are supposed to do...giving the actors direction. Terrence Malik directed "Badlands" just prior to this movie so it's not surprising that it is so unusual. The thing that surprised be the most was that Sam Shepard actually looked young at one time in his life.

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0cho
Nov 13, 2014

Pros of this movie, beautiful scenery shots, awesome animals, interesting working setting, seeing a very young Richard Gere & Sam Shepard and only 1.5 hours of your life gone. Cons – a boring pointless story with a very annoying narration voice. Don’t bother.

voisjoe1 Feb 14, 2014

“Days of Heaven” is one of the most poetic and beautiful films ever produced. The interweaving of the cinematography, the background music, and the poetic narration are at times mesmerizing. Lovers of this film had to wait twenty years for the legendary director, Terrence Malick, to release his next film. It is the sign of a great director when one of his actors seem to be destined for stardom, but never makes it big time. This is what I thought about teenage actress Linda Manz, who never made it big time in film. Her working class east coast accent and narration was a work of art. It had to be the great director Malick that made her seem bigger than life.

voisjoe1 May 18, 2013

“Days of Heaven” is one of the most poetic and beautiful films ever produced. The interweaving of the cinematography, the background music, and the poetic narration are at times mesmerizing. Lovers of this film had to wait twenty years for the legendary director, Terrence Malick, to release his next film. It is the sign of a great director when one of his actors seem to be destined for stardom, but never makes it big time. This is what I thought about teenage actress Linda Manz, who never made it big time in film. Her working class east coast accent and narration was a work of art. It had to be the great director Malick that made her seem bigger than life.

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re_discover
Feb 03, 2013

A good film about working conditions in the early 1900's. Money ruled society.

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