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About the Film
In 1916, Chicago steelworker Bill (Richard Gere, stepping in for John Travolta) flees to Texas with his little sister Linda (Linda Manz) and girlfriend Abby (Brooke Adams) after fatally erupting at his boss. Along with other itinerant laborers, they work the harvest at a wealthy, ailing farmer's ranch, but the farmer (playwright Sam Shepard) falls in love with Abby, and, believing her to be Bill's sister, asks the three to stay on at his elysian spread. Seeing it as his one real chance to escape perpetual poverty, Bill urges Abby to marry the sick man. Marriage, however, has more restorative powers, and the farmer has more magnetism, than Bill had planned. "Nobody's perfect," Linda impassively observes in one of her many voice-overs, after their brief paradise is erased by plagues of locusts, fire, and lethal jealousy. An extraordinary cinematic achievement of sight and sound by writer/director Terrence Malick.
Days Of Heaven
A Big story. Well acted and a good sense of conflict. At times subtle and other times blatant. The young girl Linda character is a pleasure to watch and listen to. Very loveable. urchin. The acting and the drama throughout is excellent.