Very rare original near mint condition Australian Daybill movie poster. Days of Heaven is a 1978 American romantic drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, and Linda Manz. Days of Heaven was Malick's second feature film, after the enthusiastically received Badlands (1973), and was produced on a budget of $3,000,000. The film was scored by Ennio Morricone and photographed by Nestor Almendros and Haskell Wexler. Days of Heaven received positive reviews on its original theatrical release; its photography was widely praised and it won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography along with three nominations for the score, costume design and sound. Malick went on to win the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival.