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Twenty-one years ago a spectacular film was made by an incredible director of the highly acclaimed film Badlands The movie Days of Heaven directed by Terrence Malick is a movie that shows the confusion of one woman trying to figure out whom she loves The movie stars Richard Gere as Bill and Sam Shepard as a rich handsome Texan farmer the two men Brooke Adams as Abby falls in love with Linda Manz plays Linda Bills sister and the narrator in the storyTerrence Malick was born in Waco Texas which probably influenced him to make his first two films Badlands and Days of Heaven Both share a theme of pariahs in the mid American wilderness who are on the run from the lawThe late seventies and early eighties were about getting ahead however you could no matter whom you had to step on never worrying that you could get caught This is reflected when Bill wants Abby to pretend that she is in love with the farmer When Abby marries the farmer Bill and Linda move in with them Linda says The rich got it all figured out She means that when she was poor she was considered replaceable and unimportant When working in the fields she says If you dont work theyll ship you right out of there they dont need you they can always find someone else As a rich person and a part of the upper class she has fun with her life and doesnt worry about what is going onDays of Heaven is about getting into a higher class It starts when Bill punches his boss and needs to get a new job He his younger sister Linda and his lover Abby become sharecroppers on a farm in Texas owned by a handsome young man Bill and Abby pretend to be brother and sister because they dont want people to know Linda says They told everyone they were brother and sister
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