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Terrence Malick


Richard Gere
Brooke Adams
Linda Manz
Robert J. Wilke
Sam Shepard
Jackie Shultis





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After accidentally killing his foreman, a young man must flee Chicago with his young sister and his girlfriend. Going to Texas, the young lovers pretend to be siblings and secure employment as farmhands. But when the farmer takes an interest in the girlfriend, a triangle is formed that will lead to tragedy.

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Gorgeous. Malick is a masterfull director. The farmhouse is iconic. The story is a bit slow at times and the movie is too much like Badlands and his other films. If you haven't seen this or one of his films in a while, check it out.

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Way better then I thought it was gonna be

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There's a really simple premise and execution behind this film, but the real core of the film is revealed in the breathtaking and striking shots and imagery. I also liked the airy narration, which reminded me of Sissy Spacek's in Badlands. Some may be bored by this film, but it truly ranks among the great ones.

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Three People search for their "Days of Heaven"

Days of Heaven is one of those movies, where you can mute the movie, and enjoy the beauty of film, even though a big part of the film is the narration by Linda Manz. Days of Heaven is not a complicated plot, Bill (Richard Gere), accidentally kills a man and goes to Texas to find a better life. Bill goes with his lover Abby (Brooke Adams) and his younger sister Linda (who ultimately narrates the film, but is not essential to the plot otherwise). All three end up working in a farm owned by Sam Shepard, Sam Shepard is interested in Abby, and the plot goes from there. It's not the most interesting plot of the world, but one of the reason people should watch is the Cinematography by Nestor Almendros, and the music by Ennio Morricone. This is one of the few films by Terrence Malick that feels &...

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"You know how people are." A second film that shows the promising director's capabilities. A love triangle that is like no other. Bill (Richard Gere) kills his boss in the manufacturing factory in Chicago he was working for. He moves to Texas with girlfriend Abby (Adams) and younger sister Linda (Manz). A wealthy farmer (Shepard) marries Abby. Things go wrong after the marriage. As always coming from the brilliant director, a clever screenplay with quotes: "They don't need you. They can get somebody else." "Nobody is perfect." "There were people sufferin' in pain and hunger." - Linda. "I don't think their honest people." - Foreman and "You'll be alright." - Abby. Locations and cinematography just gorgeous. The director always ever meticulous, close-up shots of the animals, a gr...

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