Nobody's perfect. There was never a perfect person around. You just have half-angel and half-devil in you.
This farmer, he had a big spread and a lot of money. Whoever was sitting in the chair when he'd come around, why did they stand up and give it to him? Wasn't no harm in him. You'd give him a flower, he'd keep it forever. He was headed for the boneyard any minute. But he wasn't really goin' around squawkin' about it like some people. In one way, I felt sorry for him, 'cause he had nobody to stand out for him, be by his side, hold his hand when he needs attention or somethin'. That's touchin'.
I'm been thinkin' what to do with my future. I could be a mud doctor, checkin' out the earth underneath.
-from Days of Heaven (1978), voice-over narration of 13-year-old Linda.
1979: Best Cinematography
Néstor Almendros for Days of Heaven
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