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Days of Heaven (Criterion Collection)

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One-of-a-kind filmmaker-philospher Terrence Malick has created some of the most visually arresting movies of the twentieth century, and his glorious period tragedy Days of Heaven, featuring Oscar-winning cinematography by Nestor Almendros, stands out among them. In 1910, a Chicago steel worker (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 stoic 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.


Studio Image Entertainment
SKU 205068953
UPC 715515026321
UPC 14 00715515026321
Format DVD
Release Date 10/23/2007
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.78:1
Name Malick,Terrence
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Cast & Crew
Bert Schneider - Producer
Billy Weber - Editor
Brooke Adams - Actor
Ennio Morricone - Original Music By
Jack Fisk - Art Director
Jacob Brackman - Executive Producer
Linda Manz - Actor
Nestor Almendros - Cinematographer
Richard Gere - Actor
Sam Shepard - Actor
Terrence Malick - Director
Terrence Malick - Writer
Winner (1980) British Academy Awards, Ennio Morricone, Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
Winner (1979) Cannes Film Festival, Terrence Malick, Best Director,Oscar, Nestor Almendros, Best Cinematography
Nominee (1979) Cannes Film Festival, Terrence Malick, Golden Palm Award,Golden Globe, Terrence Malick, Best Director - Motion Picture,Golden Globe, Days of Heaven, Best Motion Picture - Drama,Oscar, Patricia Norris, Best Costume Design,Oscar, Ennio Morricone, Best Music, Original Score,Oscar, John Wilkinson, et. al., Best Sound
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Terence Malick's "Days of Heaven'' has been praised for its painterly images and evocative score, but criticized for its muted emotions: Although passions erupt in a deadly love triangle, all the feelings are somehow held at arm's length. This observation is true enough, if you think only about the actions of the adults in the story. But watching this 1978 film again recently, I was struck more than ever with the conviction that this is the story of a teenage girl, told by her, and its subject is the way that hope and cheer have been beaten down in her heart. We do not feel the full passion of the adults because it is not her passion: It is seen at a distance, as a phenomenon, like the weather, or the plague of grasshoppers that signals the beginning of the end...This is a movie made by a man who knew how something felt, and found a way to evoke it in us. That feeling is how a child feels when it lives precariously, and then is delivered into security and joy, and then has it all taken away again--and blinks away the tears and says it doesn't hurt.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
Product Attributes
Actor Malick,Terrence
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
The Village Voice The most gorgeously photographed film ever made.
Variety One of the great cinematic achievements of the 1970s.
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