Days of Heaven (1978) – The Commentary

Days of Heaven is my favorite film of all time and I’ve wanted to write about it for a long time now. The problem is that I find it hard to encapsulate everything I love about the movie into one review.  I’ve decided to take a different approach and dissect the film scene by scene. Yes, that’s right, I’m going to go through this film scene by scene and explain the mastery of this picture. For lack of a better word, I’m going to call this endeavor a commentary. Yet since I’m writing and not talking over the movie in real time, this will l be a more in depth analysis. In order to keep everything organized this post will also serve as a directory. 

Opening Credits
Scene 1 – The Foundry
Scene 2 – Train Ride
Scene 3 – The Arrival
Scene 4 – Harvest Begins
Scene 5 – Dinner Time
Scene 6 – Harsh Times
Scene 7 – Waste Not