Today’s Memorable Movie Moment takes us back to 1978, for the excellent cinematography in a film called Days of Heaven. Written and directed by 3x Oscar nominee Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life), Days of Heaven is an American epic that follows a young couple, Bill and Abby, during the Expansionist era in 1916. Moving from Chicago to Texas in search of work, the two become involved in a scheme to have Abby marry a wealthy farmer who is close to death in order to gain his fortune. This, of course doesn’t go according to plan and so a dramatic conflict of jealousy and deceit ensues, loosely based on a backstory that first appeared in Alexander Dumas‘ The Three Musketeers.
Starring Richard Gere (An Officer and a Gentlemen, Pretty Woman), Brooke Adams (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Dead Zone), and Sam Shepard (Swordfish, Black Hawk Down), the film received Oscar nominations for Best Costume Design, Best Sound, and Best Music – Original Score. Although it failed to win any of these awards, Days of Heaven did receive the Oscar for Best Cinematography for Nestor Almendros. Continue reading →
It’s sometimes hard to imagine, and even at times strange to see Hugh Jackman in anything that doesn’t concern empowered mutants and Adamantium claws. Nevertheless, Jackman has proved time and again that he is an adaptive and talented actor, taking on unique and challenging roles in such films as Swordfish (2001), The Prestige (2006), and Les Miserables (2012), the latter earning him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Jackman’s next project is another movie on the more serious side of life. Jackman plays a father who decides to do his own investigating when his daughter and her friend end up missing and the police don’t seem to be making any progress on the matter. The film features Jackman in the lead role, as well as Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, and Maria Bello in the supporting cast. You can watch the trailer right here on MADE. The movie comes out in theaters September 20th.