Days of Heaven (1978)

Richard Gere plays a Chicagoan trying to make a new life in the country… but love gets in the way.

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Introduction

Malick’s marvellous parable about a trio of Chicagoans trying to make a new life working on a Texan wheat farm during WWI is one of the most visually striking films of the 70s. Cinematographer Néstor Almendros’ lighting combines with the work of Jack Fisk (Malick’s long-time art director) to create a world vividly reminiscent of the paintings of Andrew Wyeth, Edward Hopper et al.

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