Memories of Morricone: Days of Heaven (1978)

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In the coming weeks we’ll look back on the illustrious career of the late, great, Maestro Ennio Morricone with a selection of his finest music paired with film. Next up: Days of Heaven (1978). Terrence Malick’s ‘magic hour’ masterpiece still stands firm as one of the most gorgeously photographed films in cinema history. Shot by Truffaut’s cinematographer of choice Néstor Almendros, the film uses mostly natural light that elevates the visuals to an almost dreamlike splendour. Morricone’s score, more traditional than his work for Leone, utilizing soft flutes and melancholic violins to transport the viewer to the wheatfields of way back yonder and got him his criminally overdue first Academy Award nominee. About as perfect as a movie can get. English without subtitles.

Regie: Terrence Malick

Cast: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard |

Genre:

Drama

Land: VS

Speelduur: 94 minuten

Taal: Engels

Kijkwijzer:
16AG

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Bill and Abby, a young couple who to the outside world pretend to be brother and sister are living and working in Chicago at the beginning of the century. They want to escape the poverty and hard labor of the city and travel south. Together with the girl Linda they find employment on a farm in the Texas panhandle. When the harvest is over the young, rich and handsome farmer invites them to stay because he has fallen in love with Abby. When Bill and Abby discover that the farmer is seriously ill and has only got a year left to live they decide that Abby will accept his wedding proposal in order to make some benefit out of the situation. When the expected death fails to come, jealousy and impatience are slowly setting in and accidents become eventually inevitable.

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