Looking for a good snooze? Then this is the movie for you... By nature, movies should be entertaining or thought provoking, and this one falls way short of both marks. Days of Heaven is slow moving with a plodding script, strolling down a road to nowhere. It makes the "My Pillow" commercials more enjoyable to watch; with a better outcome...
One of my favorite movies of all time.
This was a snore. Kept waiting for it to get better but it never did. Reminds me of Gere's movie Breathless which was another boring movie.
Set in 1916, the film follows two lovers (played by Richard Gere and Brooke Adams) who, posing as siblings, are hired on as seasonal workers in the Texas Panhandle. When they find out their wealthy boss, (Sam Shepard) is dying of an unspecified illness, the couple scheme to inherit the farmer’s fortune through seduction and subterfuge. Eventually the lines between the genuine and the affected become blurred as real feelings evolve between the farmer and his new wife, while suspicion mounts concerning the true nature of her relationship with her ‘brother'.
I am going to side with KCLS patron that found "Days of Heaven" the most poetic and beautiful movie they had ever seen. The movie has a young Richard Gere and a young Sam Shepard. Both actors play understated roles that make them all the more authentic. The story concerns families living in the Midwest growing wheat in the early 1900's. I loved the characters. Each has their flaws as we all do. ""Days of Heaven" gives us a glimpse of a life that has long since past!\
P.S. The film has been selected for distribution by Criterion Collection. All I know about them is that they select films they feel are classic and need to be seen by movie fans all over the world. Any research of Criterion Collection on the KCLS website will show you an array of award winning movies.
A boring story. I checked this out to see Sam Shepard who died in 2017. Pointless story. Interesting vintage vehicles and airplanes.
I gave this movie (4) stars. i watched this movie yesterday again for the second time and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had watched it in l978 or 1980 but did not really get into it. This time around I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and all the actors, especially the performance of Sissy Spacek. Learning that Sam Shepard acted in this movie made it especially enjoyable for me. The first time I saw this movie I had no idea that he was the mystery Raggedy Man. How clever the ending! Thanks to Hoopla's listing of Sam Shepard's body of work, I plan to view all his movies when possible. The man was a literary genius!
Richard Gere and Sam Shepard in their youth. A visually stunning movie. I remember seeing this in the NAC when they used to show feature movies in the large hall with the big fabric curtain. Long time ago, but still a wonderful movie.
I've seen The Tree Life and To The Wonder - both of which I liked. then The New World and now Days of Heaven neither of which I liked as much as the later films.
I thought the acting was stilted. there is one scene where Sam Shepard is looking sideways at Brooke Adams and I had a flashback to Ricky Nelson - of Ozzie and Harriet - in his rock and roll days.
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