318 – Days of Heaven (1978)

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Roger Ebert’s The Great Movies has brought us to an interesting place: the early days of Terrence Malick’s directorial career. Malick has since become a very sensory filmmaker, for whom style has become more important than any story element could ever hope to be. Tree of Life and The New World are beautiful films, but that beauty isn’t supporting much of a narrative. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as I find The New World to be quite effective, but it is interesting to juxtapose the movies Malick makes now with his second film – Days of Heaven.

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