"Days Of Heaven" Is Released

Days of Heaven is a 1978 film written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard and Linda Manz.

Set in the early twentieth century, it tells a story about transient laborers who travel to the Texas Panhandle to harvest crops on a farm, and who conspire to exploit a dying farmer.

A turbulent, swarming story of triangular love and migrant farm workers in the early 20th century. Starring Brooke Adams, Richard Gere, Linda Manz and Sam Shepard, this film sweeps across the American heartland in telling the story of a drifter (Gere), his sister (Manz), the woman he loves (Adams) and the farmer (Shepard) who covets her, all unfolding against backgrounds that are as intoxicated by the beauty of nature as aware of its destructiveness. The film was chosen as one of The New York Times 10 best films of its year and won an Academy Award for its cinematography, by Nestor Almendros. , The New York Times