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Found 11 results

  1. Radegund

    Links to our threads on Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, The New World, The Tree of Life, To the Wonder, Knight of Cups, Voyage of Time, Weightless. Terrence Malick is going to make another WWII film, this time about an Austrian conscientious objector. The working title is Radegund: Malick seems to be working at a near-frenzied pace these days.
  2. To the Wonder (2012)

    Must. Remain. Calm. So I can type this properly. According to Nikki Finke: Terrence Malick is working on another movie.
  3. Voyage of Time

    Black Book:
  4. Knight of Cups (2015)

    Showblitz breaks the news: Do we have a thread for this already?
  5. The Thin Red Line (1998)

    Exciting (for some of us) news from Criterion. Gives me hope that they'll take on The New World.
  6. The New World (2005)

    QUOTE Terrence Malick will now direct his script THE NEW WORLD, a New Line drama about Pocahontas and the cultural collision of European explorers and Native American tribes. Colin Farrell has committed to play the explorer John Smith in the project, which has set a July production start date in Virginia. � Malick will now direct CHE July 2005 instead of 2004 as previously planned, and figured that project could use more preproduction time for its Bolivian shoot. FWIW, there've been reports that Benicio Del Toro will be play Guevara.
  7. Deadhead Miles

    Deadhead Miles is a 1973 trucker comedy that was directed by Vernon Zimmerman and written by Terrence Malick. Alan Arkin stars. It was never released in theaters, but now It's on Amazon Prime.
  8. The Tree of Life (2011)

    According to a quick trip through some stories at The Guardian, IMDB, and various online chats about sci-fi and Mel Gibson, it looks like the next Terrence Malick film may be Tree of Life. Colin Farrell and Mel Gibson are the actors supposedly involved, but it sounds like something along the lines of 2001: A Space Odyssey, beginning in some pre-historic era and jumping forward in time. (And that's interesting, considering how I've heard The New World compared to 2001 several times.) But this all sounds very vague and speculative. Who knows? Anybody here heard about this? (I see Peter mentioned it in his blog about a year ago.)
  9. The Better Angels (2014)

    Links to our threads on other recent or current Lincoln-themed movies The Conspirator (2010), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) and Lincoln (2012). - - - EXCLUSIVE: Diane Kruger to play Abe Lincoln's stepmom in "Green Blade Rising" As we finished up our talk about the most critically acclaimed performance of Diane Kruger's career-- as Marie Antoinette in the French drama "Farewell, My Queen," we chatted briefly about what she has coming up. . . . And there's the film she starts shooting in the fall. Terrence Malick is producing "Green Blade Rising," she says, which is about Abraham Lincoln's youth in Kentucky, the years before his legend started forming. "I play his stepmother, the woman who enticed him to read and put him on the journey to becoming a great man, a great thinker and president. It's a very American role, something very different for me. I have been spending all summer trying to tackle a rural Kentucky accent from the 19th century, so that will be a huge challenge." Roger Moore, July 16
  10. Badlands (1973)

    So first of all, I finally got a copy of this to see it. Good luck finding it at a Borders or Best Buy or anywhere else (I had to just order it off Amazon). Second, I kind of find it hard to believe no one has started a thread on this yet, but using google and this site's search engine I certainly can't find one. "Terrence Malick's 1973 first feature is a film so rich in ideas it hardly knows where to turn. Transcendent themes of love and death are fused with a pop-culture sensibility and played out against a midwestern background, which is breathtaking both in its sweep and in its banality." - Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader It's going to take me some time to digest this now that I've seen it. In the meantime, I've found two references to this being like a fairy tale - First, "The real Starkweather was nicknamed the Mad Dog Killer. By contrast, there's nothing obviously savage or psychotic about Sheen's aimless, restless, James Dean wannabe Kit Carruthers. Sheen described Malick's direction of his gunplay, as using it like a magic wand - someone's in your way, you wave it and like that, they disappear. It's a description that perfectly nails Kit's casual, child-like amorality." - Leigh Singer, Film4 Second, from an interview with Terence Malick himself - "I wanted the picture to set up like a fairy tale, outside time, like Treasure Island. I hoped this owuld, among other htings, take a little of the sharpness out of the violence but still keep its dreamy quality. Children's books are full of violence. Long John Silver slits the throats of the faithful crew. Kit and Holly even think of themselves as living in a fairy tale. Holly says, "Sometimes I wished I could fall asleep and be taken off to some magical land, but this never happened." But she enough believes there is such a place that she must confess to you she never got there.' - Beverly Walker, Malick on Badlands (read the whole interview, it's worth it) More thoughts when I've had time to think. I read a number of reviews after seeing the film. Jardine's had some of the more interesting things to say - "The comfort factor in the film goes beyond the basic need for us to connect sympathetically with the main characters. In any such story this need is precisely basic insofar as we always have to make this connection, even with anti-heros, and it is only at the end when 'justice must be served' that we are supposed to divorce our selves and take the moral (hypocritical) high road. In Badlands, however, we are not asked to make this hypocritical turn at the end and we wouldn't do it even if it were asked of us. Because we genuinely like these people. They are not the 'bad guys' that we use as cathartic stick-men for our own dark fantasies, that we like only temporarily so we can feel good about ourselves in the end. They are just 'nice regular folk'' who, heh heh, are horrifyingly weird and lethal. And yet - and this is really what I'm groping for here - there is nothing horrifying about them. Set in the 50s as it is, the film is almost right-wing in its nostalgic tone. The killer is so polite. Sure he's a roughneck. But he doesn't cuss and fight. He doesn't take advantage of the girl, heck, he's as sincere as a fella can be. The sexual nature of their romance is hardly shown and when it is, clearly it is of secondary importance to their bond. He talks to his elders and superiors with respect and deference. He is almost regretful when he finds it necessary to choose defiance. Everything is benign at bedrock in a world of trust and commnity with only the most minimal class cleavage -except a bunch of peole have to die. Not by accident, no, but not exactly by sinister design either. It's as if we all woke up and the town just happend to be tipped on a strange angle." - Dan Jardine, Cinemania Thinking back some of the other reviews I read, I'm just not quite sure how Badlands is supposed to be both "naturalistic" and "otherworldly", "realistic" and "ethereal" both at the same time. It seems like the reviewers' attempts at describing his work keep contradicting themselves. I'd go more along the lines of saying there is something slightly unreal about this film. And yet, he accomplishes it by filming different stunning landscape shots of creation.
  11. Days Of Heaven (1978)

    I saw this film tonight on the big screen, probably my third viewing. To my taste, a perfect film. Certainly one of the astonishing elements is Linda Manz. What an unaffected, wild child performance. It's a privilege just to watch her: I feel so grateful she was captured on film. Her voice-over; Me and my brother, it just used to be me and my brother, we used to do things together. We used to have fun. We used to roam the streets. There was people suffering of pain and hunger. Some people their tongues were hangin' out of their mouth. In fact, all three of us been goin' places, lookin' for things, searchin' for things, goin' on adventures. They told everybody they were brother and sister. My brother didn't want nobody to know. You know how people are. You tell 'em somethin' - they start talkin'. I met this guy named Ding-Dong. He told me the whole Earth is goin' up in flame. Flames will come out of here and there and they'll just rise up. The mountains are gonna go up in big flames, the water's gonna rise in flames. There's gonna be creatures runnin' every which way, some of them burnt, half of their wings burnin'. People are gonna be screamin' and hollerin' for help. See, the people that have been good - they're gonna go to heaven and escape all that fire. But if you've been bad, God don't even hear you. He don't even hear ya talkin'. a Russian Orthodox Preacher (John Wilkinson) reads a passage from the Bible (Psalm 90:4) to offer a blessing and thanksgiving: For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. As soon as thou scatters them.. This farmer - he didn't know when he first saw her or what it was about her that caught his eye. Maybe it was the way the wind blew through her hair. He knew he was gonna die. He knew there was nothing there could be done. You're only on this Earth once. And, to my opinion, as long as you're around, we should have it nice. From the time the sun went up 'till it went down, they were workin' all the time. Nonstop. Just keep goin'. You didn't work. They'd ship ya right outta there. They don't need you. They can always get somebody else. 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'. He [bill] was tired of livin' like the rest of 'em, nosin' around like a pig in a gutter. He wasn't in the mood no more. He figured there must be somethin' wrong with him, the way they always got no luck, and they ought to get it straightened out. He figured some people need more than they got, other people got more than they need. Just a matter of gettin' us all together. I'm been thinkin' what to do with my future. I could be a mud doctor, checkin' out the earth underneath. I never been this rich, all right? I mean, we were just, we all of a sudden were livin' like kings, just nothin' to do all day but crack jokes, lay around. We didn't have to work. I'm tellin' ya, the rich got it figured out. I got to like this farm. Do anything I want. Roll in the fields, talk to the wheat patches. When I was sleepin', they'd talk to me. They'd go in my dreams. Nobody sent us letters. We didn't receive no cards. Sometimes I feel very old, like my whole life's over. Like I'm not around no more. Instead of getting sicker, he just stayed the same. He didn't get sicker. He didn't get better. They were kind-hearted. They thought he was goin' out on his own steam. I don't know, the Doc must have come over or someone gave him somethin'. Probably some kind of medicine or somethin'. I could have just took it, put it in a ditch, like they do to a horse. They shoot 'em right away. Instead of getting sicker, he just stayed the same. He didn't get sicker. He didn't get better. They were kind-hearted. They thought he was goin' out on his own steam. I don't know, the Doc must have come over or someone gave him somethin'. Probably some kind of medicine or somethin'. I could have just took it, put it in a ditch, like they do to a horse. They shoot 'em right away. Just when things were about to blow, this flying circus come in. After six months on this weed patch, I needed a breath of fresh air. They were screamin' and yellin' and boppin' each other. He, the big one, pushed the little one, and said, 'Come on, I started, you stop.' The little one just started in. If they couldn't think of a good one to comeback with, they'd start fightin'. The little one said, 'No, I didn't do this.' The big one said, 'Yes, you did do this.' You couldn't sort it out. The Devil just sittin' there laughin'. He's glad when people does bad. Then he sends them to the snake house. He just sits there and laughs and watch, while you're sittin' there all tied up and snakes are eatin' your eyes out. They go down your throat and eat all your systems out. I think the Devil was on the farm. He seen how it all was. She loves the farmer. He taught me keys on the piano and notes. He taught me about the parts of a globe. Nobody's perfect. There was never a perfect person around. You just got half-devil and half-angel in ya. She promised herself she'd lead a good life from now on. She blamed it all on herself...She didn't care if she was happy or not. She just wanted to make up for what she did wrong...The sun looks ghostly when there's a mist on the river and everything's quiet. I never knowed it before. You could see people on the shore but it was far off and you couldn't see what they were doin'. They were probably callin' for help or somethin', or they were tryin' to bury somebody or somethin'. We seen trees that the leaves are shakin' and it looks like shadows of guys comin' at you and stuff. We heard owls squawkin' away, oonin' away. We didn't know where we were goin', what we were goin' to do. I've never been on a boat before. That was the first time...Some sights that I saw was really spooky that it gave me goose pimples. I felt like cold hands touchin' the back of my neck and - and it could be the dead comin' for me or somethin'. I remember this guy, his name was Black Jack. He died. He only had one leg, and he died. And I think that was Black Jack makin' those noises. This girl, she didn't know where she was goin' or what she was goin' to do. She didn't have no money on her. Maybe she'd meet up with a character. I was hopin' things would work out for her. She was a good friend of mine. (Thanks to Tim Dirks for the transcription)
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