Days of Heaven
DIRECTOR: TERRENCE MALICK
CAST: RICHARD GERE, BROOKE ADAMS, SAM SHEPARD, LINDA MANZ
Richard Gere flees the factory floors of Chicago for the wheat fields of the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend (Brooke Adams) and kid sister (Linda Manz) in tow, only to find himself in a love triangle with gentleman farmer Sam Shepard. The second American film shot by master-of-light DP Néstor Almendros, much of it seen in the gorgeous gloaming hour, Malick’s lush, mythic vision is granted a touching naivete through Manz’s improvised, child’s-eye-view narration.