Director Terrence Malick
Cast Richard Gere, Brooke Adams
A strong contender for the most beautiful film ever made, Terrence Malick’s 1978 poetic story of love in the wheat fields was shot largely at ‘magic hour’, that time just before sunrise or after sunset when the whole sky is suffused with golden light. There’s one shot of Richard Gere at dusk, stranded in an ocean of wheat, that’ll take your breath away.
Most autumnal moment The early scenes of a crowded steam train curving through pale, dry fields.