Days of Linda

by: , October 5, 2020

© Screenshot from Days of Heaven (1978) dir. Terrence Malick

In Warm Memory of Linda Manz (1961-2020)

In 1976, 15-year-old actress Linda Manz was cast by Terrence Malick to play the young sister of lead character Bill (Richard Gere) in Days of Heaven. Manz’s part was initially small and only rarely required her to appear onscreen alone or in centre-frame. For the final cut, though, Malick invited her to improvise a voiceover narration, ultimately transforming her role and the film’s story.

Days of Linda is a videographic study of—and a tribute to—Manz’s central authorial contributions to Days of Heaven (1978), as directed by Terrence Malick.

Video by Catherine Grant.

August 2020


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