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Days of heaven

Author: Terrence MalickBert SchneiderHarold SchneiderRichard GereBrooke AdamsAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, ©2007.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 409.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Western films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Melodrama - Feature
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Terrence Malick; Bert Schneider; Harold Schneider; Richard Gere; Brooke Adams; Sam Shepard; Linda Manz; Paramount Pictures Corporation.; Criterion Collection (Firm); Southwestern Writers Collection (Albert B. Alkek Library)
ISBN: 1934121932 9781934121931
OCLC Number: 163572553
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in English.
Notes: Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1978.
Special features: Commentary with Jack Fisk, Billy Weber, Patricia Norris, and Dianne Crittenden [audio feature]; Interview with Richard Gere [audio feature] (22 min.); Interview with Sam Shepard (13 min.); Interview with John Bailey (21 min.); Interview with Haskell Wexler (12 min.). Booklet includes essays "On Earth as it is in heaven" by Adrian Martin and "Shooting 'Days of Heaven'" by Nestor Almendros.
Credits: Director of photography, Nestor Almendros, additional photography, Haskell Wexler ; edited by Billy Weber ; music composed and conducted by Ennio Morricone, additional music, Leo Kottke ; art director, Jack Fisk ; costumes designed by Patricia Norris.
Cast: Richard Gere (Bill), Brooke Adams (Abby), Sam Shepard (the Farmer), Linda Manz (Linda), Robert Wilke (the farm Foreman).
Awards: Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Nestor Almendros); Cannes Film Festival Best Director (Terrence Malick) 1979.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Rated PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (40 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; widescreen, presentation aspect ratio 1.78:1; enhanced for 16:9 widescreen televisions.
Contents: Going places --
Work --
Harvest --
Abby --
Prognosis --
Job ends --
Tired --
Staying on --
Future --
Marriage --
Rich --
Out for a walk --
"I don't know you" --
Flying circus --
Business --
Return --
Locusts --
"Nobody's perfect" --
Hunted --
New beginnings.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 409.
Other Titles: Days of heaven (Motion picture)
Terrence Malick's Days of heaven
Responsibility: Paramount Pictures ; produced by Bert and Harold Schneider ; written and directed by Terrence Malick.

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In 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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