Days of Heaven
Richard Gere plays a Chicagoan trying to make a new life in the country… but love gets in the way.
Dir Terrence Malick
With Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Linda Manz, Sam Shepard
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 art director to this day) to create a world vividly reminiscent of the paintings of Andrew Wyeth, Edward Hopper et al.