Days of Heaven

Days of Heaven ★★★★

Typically Terrence Malick?

Badlands had its own look and feel but this is really where Malick's obsession with cinematography began. A movie that, as Ryan said, Blu Ray was made for, this doesn't have much of a story, but sucks you in with its beauty. A romantic turn of the 20th century drama starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams and Sam Shepard, this has a love-triangle set amid the corn fields of Texas.

Hard to imagine this was only Malick's second movie and that the stress of the process would curtail his career for nearly 20 years. Some of the scenes shown here are quite stunning and the almost sepia look of the dusk and night-time shots are unforgettable.

Gere is Gere, Shepard looks so young, and believe it or not Brooke Adams looks like my mother. Not the most accessible of Malick's films, it is nonetheless close to being a masterpiece.

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