Days of Heaven. 1978. USA. Directed by Terrence Malick. 95 min.
Cinematography by Nestor Almendros. With Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz. Malick’s second film is one of the most visually spectacular works ever put to celluloid. Eschewing conventional narrative and audience expectations, the film manages to shatter much of the American myth, while capturing the country’s natural beauty in images that won Almendros an Oscar.