Friday, November 28, 2014

Days of Heaven (1978)

Director: Terrence Malick. Cast: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard. Cast: 94 min. Rated PG. Drama/Romance.

Turn-of-the-century laborer accidentally kills his employer, and flees with girlfriend (pretending to be his sister) to a rural agricultural community. But then, the new master falls for his "sister". Ebert reviewed this as one of his "Great Movies", and Malick's distinct style full of lingering moments (voices obliterated by roars of machines, distant lone mansion in the wheat farm horizon, fat black man dancing on a wooden board) is hard not to fall in love with. If I had seen this before Malick had perfected his technique (Tree of Life, To The Wonder), I would've given it a higher score.

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