Days of heaven

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Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven, the long-awaited follow-up to his 1973 debut Badlands, confirmed his reputation as a visual poet and narrative iconoclast with a story of love and murder told through the jaded voice of a child and expressive images of nature. In 1916, Chicago steelworker Bill (Richard Gere, stepping in for John Travolta) flees to Texas with his little sister Linda (Linda Manz) and girlfriend Abby (Brooke Adams) after fatally erupting at his boss. Along with other itinerant laborers, they work the harvest at a wealthy, ailing farmer's ranch, but the farmer (playwright Sam Shepard) falls in love with Abby, and, believing her to be Bill's sister, asks the three to stay on at his elysian spread. Seeing it as his one real chance to escape perpetual poverty, Bill urges Abby to marry the sick man. Marriage, however, has more restorative powers, and the farmer has more magnetism, than Bill had planned. "Nobody's perfect," Linda impassively observes in one of her many voiceovers, after their brief paradise is erased by plagues of locusts, fire, and lethal jealousy. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
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Grouping Titledays of heaven
Grouping Authorparamount pictures
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auth_author2Adams, Brooke, 1949-
Gere, Richard, 1949-
Malick, Terrence, 1943-
Manz, Linda, 1961-
Schneider, Bert, 1933-2011.
Schneider, Harold.
Shepard, Sam, 1943-2017.
author2-roleAdams, Brooke,1949-
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Gere, Richard,1949-
Malick, Terrence,1943-
Manz, Linda,1961-
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Schneider, Bert,1933-2011.
Schneider, Harold.
Shepard, Sam,1943-2017.
Southwestern Writers Collection (Albert B. Alkek Library)
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display_descriptionIn 1910, Bill, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor. He flees to the Texas panhandle with his lover Abby and little sister Linda, where they work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. When Bill learns that the Farmer is ill and has less than a year to live, he encourages Abby to accept the man's attentions. The Farmer and Abby marry, and she and her "siblings" live in the big house, waiting for the Farmer to die, so Abby can inherit, and the three of them live happily ever after. But love seems to be a cure-all: the Farmer seems to be improving--and Abby is no longer seeing this as a marriage of convenience. From a landscape of panoramic vistas, vivid colors, and rich textures comes a timeless American idyll and a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.
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seriesCriterion collection
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Farmers -- Texas -- Drama
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Jealousy -- Drama
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Melodrama -- Feature
Social classes -- United States -- Drama
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Texas -- Drama
United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Drama
Video recordings
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Western films
title_displayDays of heaven
title_fullDays of heaven [videorecording] / Paramount ; produced by Bert and Harold Schneider ; written and directed by Terrence Malick
Days of heaven [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures ; produced by Bert and Harold Schneider ; written and directed by Terrence Malick
title_shortDays of heaven
Man-woman relationships
Social classes
Social conditions
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)