Days of Heaven

Days of Heaven ★★★★

I don't really know what to say. The fact that this is my least favorite of Terrence Malick's films so far says a lot about how masterful he is, because this is another brilliantly profound work. I came for Malick's storytelling and the stunningly naturalistic cinematography of Nestor Almendros. I stayed for the strange emotions it evokes, its charm, the character dynamics, the excellent performances, its dissection of classic Americana, Ennio Morricone's beautiful score, and the poetically powerful use of voiceover narration. And it was the haunting nature of its brilliant climax and ending that really sealed the deal for me. I really loved it and I don't really have much more to say.

"I love you."
"What a nice thing to say."

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