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- Maria Ramos
Simply a masterpiece. Loved A young innocent looking Richard Gere, and a wise Sam Sheperd. I hope TCM shows this film more often.
Days of Heaven
- michael whitty
The potential of cinematography working toward the art of film is exemplified beautifully in "Days of Heaven". The background of the Texas panhandle shows migrant wheat workers living and working the land and dealing with their bosses and one girl who catches the eye of the boss. Richard Gere and Brooke Adams go from the field to the house in a love triangle situation. But later days of Hell occur with locusts and fire and death. Here is a story told more in picture than dialogue and it won the Oscar for its photography.
days of heaven
- kevin sellers
I'm sure Terence Mallick regards the necessity to have people in his films as an unavoidable inconvenience that he hopes to one day eradicate.
Unique and stunning
I've not seen another film quite like this one where the cinematography so strongly stands on its own. I am truly grateful to TCM for showing this and arousing my curiosity enough to watch it. I think it's literally a textbook for both video and still photographers alike. The work that must have gone into crafting each shot simply boggles my mind.
Days of Heaven
- Dashiell B.
Director Malick's period drama is a visually arresting picture. A love triangle forms between Adams, Gere & Shepard in 1910's Texas. Sweeping, Oscar-winning cinematography captures the gritty battle of class structure on the plains. The visuals intentionally override the dialouge, creating a film reminiscant of both silent films & the work of John Ford. I give it a 4.5/5.
It's a shame that a film can only get one Oscar for cinematography. This movie deserves at least 10. Every frame in it could be printed and hung in the Louvre. This is a movie that just cries out for the 65" LCD widescreen TV. And the plot, a compact Greek tragedy, does not detract from the visual splendor at all. See this movie or regret it for the rest of your life.
A must-see film.
- jim murphy
An extraordinary cinematic achievment by writer-director Terrence Malick.A good story, good acting, visually stunning, and a beautiful music score.
This is visually a fantastic movie. The movie itself is good, with a very young Gere, but it's the "eye appeal" that will get you. I was fortunate to get to see this on the big screen and it was something to behold. Worth renting if you can find it.