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Days of heaven

Author: Bert SchneiderHarold SchneiderTerrence MalickRichard GereBrooke AdamsAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2010]
Series: Criterion collection, 409.
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Videodisc : Blu-ray disc   Visual material   Book : English : Blu-ray ed. ; [Special ed.]View 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 girlfriend 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Western films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bert Schneider; Harold Schneider; Terrence Malick; Richard Gere; Brooke Adams; Sam Shepard; Linda Manz; Robert J Wilke; Ennio Morricone; Leo Kottke; Nestor Almendros; Haskell Wexler; Billy Weber; Jack Fisk; Patricia Norris; Paramount Pictures Corporation.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604652567 160465256X
OCLC Number: 587564611
Language Note: Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
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]; Interview with Sam Shepard; Interview with John Bailey; Interview with Haskell Wexler. Booklet includes essays "On Earth as it is in heaven" by Adrian Martin and "Shooting 'Days of Heaven'" by Nestor Almendros. Special features not rated.
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 Awards, 1979: Best cinematography, Nestor Almendros
National Film Registry selection, 2007.
Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Nestor Almendros); Cannes Film Festival Best Director (Terrence Malick) 1979.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (40 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm).
Details: Blu-ray disc, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby DTS-HD Master 5.1 surround, 1080p High Definition; requires Blu-ray player.
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 --
Color bars.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 409.
Other Titles: Terrence Malick's Days of heaven
Responsibility: Paramount ; 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 girlfriend 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. 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.

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