Friday, October 30, 2009

Ribbons


This is a still from the last scene of Days of Heaven (1978).

Much has been lost—a brother, a home, a boyfriend or two—but there’s something so optimistic about these hair ribbons.

7 comments:

LPC said...

Ah yes. The year I graduated from college. Terence Malik? I am not looking this up on Google first...ah, I missed the C. It's Malick. But Sam in those days.

materfamilias said...

my first association, when I saw this clip here along with the word "ribbons" was of Lucinda Williams' "Lonely Girls" with its gorgeously spare lyrics: "Pretty hairdos, pretty hairdos worn by lonely girls" . . .
And I know, I know, these girls are together, so not so lonely, but still, that was my first flash so I'll pass it along. . .

Belle de Ville said...

"Days of Heaven" that was a lifetime ago. If I remember correctly I loved the movie even though it got panned.

WendyB said...

How have I never seen this movie? That's shameful.

Make Do Style said...

This is one of Terence Malicks seminal films (Badlands another) and do you know what I'd never spotted those ribbons until now...

miss cavendish said...

LPC--I *know*--Sam was (is) so beautiful!!

materfamilias-- LW is one of my favorite artists. Love "Blue."

Belle--Might you be confusing it with "Heaven's Gate"? This film was critically acclaimed . . .

WendyB--Do rent; it's a stunning, and quiet film.

MDS: For some crazy reason, I haven't seen "Badlands" yet (I know, I know: young Sissy and Martin!), but also admire Malick's "Thin Red Line." I adore the costumes and steampunk effects in this "Days of Heaven" (that motorcycle with wicker backet!). And those innocent bows break my heart, especially the white one on that forever-jilted girl.

Couture Cookie said...

That is a beautiful still. I love that movie, and as others already have said, I never noticed the ribbons until now. Weird!