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Title: Terrence Malick
Post by: dufresne on April 17, 2003, 01:42:23 AM
i thought The Thin Red Line was a masterpiece...many people will probably disagree with me on this one.  I also thought Badlands was fascinating.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: xerxes on April 17, 2003, 01:53:44 AM
i really didn't like the thin red line
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: dufresne on April 17, 2003, 02:09:12 AM
Quote from: xerxes
i really didn't like the thin red line


lol, i honestly meant to write 'disagree' in my first post.  it's been edited. hehe.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: phil marlowe on April 17, 2003, 06:51:29 AM
malick only makes movies when he has something to say, unlike many others.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: SoNowThen on April 17, 2003, 12:30:47 PM
If ever the word "perfect" could be used for a movie, it would be Days Of Heaven.

...and Badlands is my nomination for best first film by a director.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: jokerspath on June 12, 2003, 12:53:47 PM
Mallick is a solid director with three equally ecsquisite films under his belt. I only pray (and you should too, and daily) he does at least one more film before he is done forever.

aw
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: SoNowThen on June 12, 2003, 12:58:41 PM
I do.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: jokerspath on June 12, 2003, 03:16:49 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
I do.


And for that, I thank you...

aw
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Ernie on June 12, 2003, 03:51:42 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
If ever the word "perfect" could be used for a movie, it would be Days Of Heaven.

...and Badlands is my nomination for best first film by a director.


Couldn't agree more. I haven't seen TTRL...I am interested of course.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: godardian on June 12, 2003, 03:52:27 PM
Quote from: ebeaman
Quote from: SoNowThen
If ever the word "perfect" could be used for a movie, it would be Days Of Heaven.

...and Badlands is my nomination for best first film by a director.


Couldn't agree more. I haven't seen TTRL...I am interested of course.


I think Badlands is still my favorite.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: SoNowThen on June 12, 2003, 03:57:37 PM
Yeah, me too.


But ebs, you gotta go see TTRL fucking NOW! I mean NOW, son. GO! GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: xerxes on June 12, 2003, 05:08:58 PM
one of the funniest moments i've ever had in a theater happened when i saw the thin red line.

i won't say which, but there is a scene near the end of the film that looks like it could be a final scene... like it looked like it was going to end there... so we get to that scene and everyone in the theater thinks it is going to end, but it goes on to another scene, and as it does the entire audience lets out a collective groan. it was amazingly funny.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pastor Parsley on June 13, 2003, 12:04:20 PM
Badlands is my favorite, but Days of Heaven is by far the best of his works.  The Thin Red Line is well done but it didn't do anything for me. I've watched it several times and am amazed and bored at the same time.

Badlands is great....True Romance is basically a Badlands rip off.....they copied the music as well.  True Romance, although it's enjoyable in a sort of superficial way, doesn't pull it off.  Badlands on the other hand, is great.  Among many other things, it has the character development that True Romance skipped, and it goes a long way.

Malick is one of my favorite directors.  Many seem to think that in order to be considered a great director you have to produce a bunch of consitently great films.  One great film and everyone is anxious to see if you're a one hit wonder and just happened to get lucky.  If your 2nd, 3rd, and 4th films suck...in many peoples' mind, you suck and the 1st is considerd a fluke.

Those of you who have attempted or made a film, of any sort, know how difficult making a solid film is.  In my opinion, if you pull it off just once, that's enough for me.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Ernie on June 13, 2003, 12:27:27 PM
Quote from: Pastor Parsley
Badlands is my favorite, but Days of Heaven is by far the best of his works.  The Thin Red Line is well done but it didn't do anything for me. I've watched it several times and am amazed and bored at the same time.

Badlands is great....True Romance is basically a Badlands rip off.....they copied the music as well.  True Romance, although it's enjoyable in a sort of superficial way, doesn't pull it off.  Badlands on the other hand, is great.  Among many other things, it has the character development that True Romance skipped, and it goes a long way.

Malick is one of my favorite directors.  Many seem to think that in order to be considered a great director you have to produce a bunch of consitently great films.  One great film and everyone is anxious to see if you're a one hit wonder and just happened to get lucky.  If your 2nd, 3rd, and 4th films suck...in many peoples' mind, you suck and the 1st is considerd a fluke.

Those of you who have attempted or made a film, of any sort, know how difficult making a solid film is.  In my opinion, if you pull it off just once, that's enough for me.


Yeah, I blind bought True Romance before I saw Badlands and thought it was decent. Then when I heard about how it ripped it off, I saw it and fucking threw TR away. I still have to buy Badlands actually.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pastor Parsley on June 13, 2003, 01:43:51 PM
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Yeah, I blind bought True Romance before I saw Badlands and thought it was decent. Then when I heard about how it ripped it off, I saw it and fucking threw TR away. I still have to buy Badlands actually.


The only two things I really like about TR is the scene where Alabama is getting beat up in the hotel room, it's so wrenching to watch ......and Brad Pitt's little bits. "don't condescend me..."  He's great in that part.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Ernie on June 13, 2003, 01:56:53 PM
Quote from: Pastor Parsley
Quote from: ebeaman
Yeah, I blind bought True Romance before I saw Badlands and thought it was decent. Then when I heard about how it ripped it off, I saw it and fucking threw TR away. I still have to buy Badlands actually.


The only two things I really like about TR is the scene where Alabama is getting beat up in the hotel room, it's so wrenching to watch ......and Brad Pitt's little bits. "don't condescend me..."  He's great in that part.


Yeah, those are great. It's really pretty boring at the beginning though. That's what makes it kinda hard to wanna watch.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: MacGuffin on July 17, 2003, 03:06:13 AM
Terrence Malick Directing Del Toro's Che
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Reclusive filmmaker Terrence Malick may be starting to pick up the pace.

Although 20 years passed between his 1978 film "Days of Heaven" and 1998's war film "The Thin Red Line," he's already contemplating another stint in the director's chair.

Malick (The Thin Red Line) is attached to helm Benicio Del Toro in Che. The film is an epic about the life and death of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara.

Steven Soderbergh was originally considering helming the project but now is likely to be involved in a producing capacity. Che is not yet set up at a studio, but if Soderbergh continues his involvement, one likely possibility is that Warner Bros. Pictures might step in.

The studio houses Section Eight, the production company headed by Soderbergh and partner George Clooney. At this point, however, neither Warner nor Section Eight is part of the picture.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pubrick on July 17, 2003, 03:09:03 AM
wow. malick can do no wrong.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: rustinglass on July 17, 2003, 04:42:14 AM
Quote from: xerxes
one of the funniest moments i've ever had in a theater happened when i saw the thin red line.

i won't say which, but there is a scene near the end of the film that looks like it could be a final scene... like it looked like it was going to end there... so we get to that scene and everyone in the theater thinks it is going to end, but it goes on to another scene, and as it does the entire audience lets out a collective groan. it was amazingly funny.


Are you talking about a certain actor that comes out only in the last 2 minutes?
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pwaybloe on July 17, 2003, 08:21:29 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Terrence Malick Directing Del Toro's Che
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Reclusive filmmaker Terrence Malick may be starting to pick up the pace.

Although 20 years passed between his 1978 film "Days of Heaven" and 1998's war film "The Thin Red Line," he's already contemplating another stint in the director's chair.

Malick (The Thin Red Line) is attached to helm Benicio Del Toro in Che. The film is an epic about the life and death of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara.

Steven Soderbergh was originally considering helming the project but now is likely to be involved in a producing capacity. Che is not yet set up at a studio, but if Soderbergh continues his involvement, one likely possibility is that Warner Bros. Pictures might step in.

The studio houses Section Eight, the production company headed by Soderbergh and partner George Clooney. At this point, however, neither Warner nor Section Eight is part of the picture.


Holy shit.  If that's true...  Man, I hope that's true.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Ghostboy on July 17, 2003, 10:07:43 AM
This is exciting to the max. All of Malick's films are brilliant. The Thin Red Line was my introduction to him...it completely blew me away. Between him and Kubrick (who was still alive at the time), I was like "Hot damn, I think I need to become a reclusive director."
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: dufresne on July 18, 2003, 01:51:58 AM
in finally saw Days of Heaven a month ago and it blew me away.  I love this guy.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: jokerspath on July 21, 2003, 10:39:51 AM
Oh Christ, this better happen...

aw
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: ono on November 14, 2003, 05:07:54 PM
Holy fleurking schnit.  I just watched Badlands.  What an awe-inspiring movie.  It's so slow, so dreamy, so eerie, so strange.  You've never seen a film like this before.  You've never seen characters like this before.  They're despicable.  They drift through life without any purpose.  They're stupid.  Yet, you can't help but like them.  And the cinematography is orgasmically delicious.  Soderbergh, The Coens, and Malick: three geniuses with brilliant debut films.  (PTA, too, but that goes without saying.  ;))  Anyone who wants to make a film should really, REALLY see how this is done.  Because in all the struggling for style and standing out, there's nothing like seeing a story told well and in a leisurely fashion.  Sadly, I don't think much would be made of a film like this these days.  It's way too ponderous for most people to appreciate.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: godardian on November 14, 2003, 05:20:44 PM
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Holy fleurking schnit.  I just watched Badlands.  What an awe-inspiring movie.  It's so slow, so dreamy, so eerie, so strange.  You've never seen a film like this before.  You've never seen characters like this before.  They're despicable.  They drift through life without any purpose.  They're stupid.  Yet, you can't help but like them.  And the cinematography is orgasmically delicious.  Soderbergh, The Coens, and Malick: three geniuses with brilliant debut films.  (PTA, too, but that goes without saying.  ;))  Anyone who wants to make a film should really, REALLY see how this is done.  Because in all the struggling for style and standing out, there's nothing like seeing a story told well and in a leisurely fashion.  Sadly, I don't think much would be made of a film like this these days.  It's way too ponderous for most people to appreciate.


Unfortunately, that's probably true. Badlands is really wonderful, though. Probably my favorite Malick, though Days of Heaven is something, too.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: ono on November 14, 2003, 05:27:27 PM
By the way, what is the theme song for Badlands called?  It's such a great little ditty, but I can't seem to find it anywhere.  I think the credits said "Migration" by James Taylor, but that doesn't seem to help.  Is that correct?
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: godardian on November 14, 2003, 05:45:49 PM
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
By the way, what is the theme song for Badlands called?  It's such a great little ditty, but I can't seem to find it anywhere.  I think the credits said "Migration" by James Taylor, but that doesn't seem to help.  Is that correct?


No, it is a section of "Musica Poetica" by Carl Orff, a classical piece also used in Lynne Ramsay's Ratcatcher (a film that stands with anything by Malick- if you love Malick, you'll probably love it), and also Gus van Sant's Finding Forrester (blech- but he did use the music).
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: MacGuffin on November 14, 2003, 06:13:20 PM
Quote from: godardian
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
By the way, what is the theme song for Badlands called?  It's such a great little ditty, but I can't seem to find it anywhere.  I think the credits said "Migration" by James Taylor, but that doesn't seem to help.  Is that correct?


No, it is a section of "Musica Poetica" by Carl Orff, a classical piece also used in Lynne Ramsay's Ratcatcher (a film that stands with anything by Malick- if you love Malick, you'll probably love it), and also Gus van Sant's Finding Forrester (blech- but he did use the music).


Now go watch "True Romance" and you'll see where Hans Zimmer's inspiration for that score came from.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: classical gas on November 15, 2003, 05:47:40 AM
okay, i've never seen a film by this guy and i consider myself to be a cinephile.  is he really that great?  compared with....the other great directors.  how would you guys place him and his movies among others?  i need some modivation to see his films....
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: godardian on November 15, 2003, 01:11:52 PM
Quote from: classical gas
okay, i've never seen a film by this guy and i consider myself to be a cinephile.  is he really that great?  compared with....the other great directors.  how would you guys place him and his movies among others?  i need some modivation to see his films....


He belongs to a naturalist-photogenic school that includes Nic Roeg, Hal Ashby, some Robert Altman, bits of Pakula... very seventies, very Easy Riders, Raging Bulls. An extremely visual director. He's definitely "in" with the seventies zeitgeist, in my view.

David Gordon Green hasn't nearly reached the confidence and assurance that Malick had, but he owes him a huge debt for tone, tempo, and lighting/compositional influence.

Any true cinephile should at least have seen Badlands, if not all three of his films. I mean, how easy is it for people who will watch a dozen films by one director to keep up with one who only made three in a twenty-five year career?
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: NEON MERCURY on January 04, 2004, 08:46:24 PM
...alright ...i just finnished Days of Heaven ..and now I have finally sen all of his films..

like Ghostboy the thin red line was my inntro to malick followed by Badlands then Days....
just i agree with what others have saud...visual, dreamy, and has directed thre masterpieces so far....and Che looks sweet as well.....

red line is my favorite ..followed by days ..then Badlands....

the wineglass through the water and the grasshopper sh*t in Days was pleasent.....
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Chest Rockwell on January 05, 2004, 06:05:14 PM
I watched Thin Red Line a few years ago and I personally saw nothing special with the directing or any of that...but granted I was probably about 10. I don't see how he can make money when he makes a film a decade.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: monodynamic on January 05, 2004, 09:47:34 PM
Terrence Malik is one cool guy. He grew up in Austin and lives around here today i believe.

How is this for coincidence... TM stopped on a highway to talk to my friend shooting a short, ended up watching the finished product, and gave him some useful film benefits around town.

Yeah, i'm so cool. My friend knows this really cool guy and..... dear god.. what have i become...
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: NEON MERCURY on January 06, 2004, 12:39:39 PM
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
I watched Thin Red Line a few years ago and I personally saw nothing special with the directing or any of that


Quote from: Chest Rockwell
but granted I was probably about 10




Quote from: Chest Rockwell
I don't see how he can make money when he makes a film a decade.


......maybe he's not a h$llyw$$d director....and  goes by his owns rules(monetary & creatively).....
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: soixante on January 19, 2004, 02:57:29 PM
Malick is in the enviable position of being a living legend.  He directed two films in the 70's that were not exactly huge moneymakers.  After two decades of seclusion, he was given 70 or 80 million by a major studio to direct what is in effect an obscure art film on an epic scale.  Usually, filmmakers who don't deliver at the box office either don't work or work on shoestring budgets, but Malick, like Kubrick before him, is above the rules.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: SoNowThen on January 19, 2004, 03:04:57 PM
Yeah, the man makes near-perfect films.

He's class all the way. It's all in the pacing...
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pubrick on January 19, 2004, 10:41:27 PM
he's really smart. kubrick was really smart.

he hypnotizes ppl into giving him money.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: mutinyco on January 21, 2004, 12:47:26 AM
It also helps to bump into Sean Penn in an airport and have him tell you he'd work with you for free.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: modage on January 27, 2004, 08:23:23 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Now go watch "True Romance" and you'll see where Hans Zimmer's inspiration for that score came from.

HOLY SHIT!  i cant believe how badly ripped off the music from true romance is from this movie!  in the first couple minutes when the music/theme came on with the narration by thick accented southern gal, me and g/f were both like "TRUE ROMANCE!"  other than that, the movie was pretty good.  different, still have to watch the other two in the next few weeks.  as far as outlaw couples on the run early seventies flicks are concerned i cant say i enjoyed this any more than Sugarland Express, but whatever.

Quote from: ebeaman
Yeah, I blind bought True Romance before I saw Badlands and thought it was decent. Then when I heard about how it ripped it off, I saw it and fucking threw TR away. I still have to buy Badlands actually.

ebeaman, you're so weird!
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Ghostboy on January 28, 2004, 01:46:59 AM
I don't think it's a rip off, since it's EXACTLY the same music. Just a very sincere homage, for the people who recognize it.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: modage on January 30, 2004, 11:40:51 PM
Quote from: xerxes
i really didn't like the thin red line

me neither.  i almost hated it.  it was long as hell, and yet in 3 hours i didnt learn hardly anything about any of the characters beyond them being cutout 'i want to win at any cost', 'i'm against the war', 'i have a girl at home' motives.  it wasnt exciting, there was no drama, and it was the biggest waste of a great cast i've ever seen.  great actors, striving to work with a great director were reduced to extras roaming through the background.  it really irritated me.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: molly on January 31, 2004, 06:06:51 AM
that's the thing with Thin Red Line and Black Hawk Down - they tell the truth about the war - it's a slaughterhouse. Stories about the heroism are just opium for people. The war looks the way it was shown in those movies. No slow motion.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: modage on January 31, 2004, 11:29:16 AM
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that's the thing with Thin Red Line and Black Hawk Down - they tell the truth about the war - it's a slaughterhouse. Stories about the heroism are just opium for people. The war looks the way it was shown in those movies. No slow motion.

but i loved Black Hawk Down because it was relentless and well shot and made you feel like you were there.  and i practically hated the Thin Red Line because i felt nothing.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: molly on January 31, 2004, 01:29:03 PM
maybe if you watch the film again, and think about it, you'll be surprised how much you feel
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: slice on January 31, 2004, 06:38:48 PM
Quote from: molly
you'll be surprised how much you feel


feel nothing!?!?  hahahahaha
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Sleepless on February 04, 2004, 04:39:38 PM
From Empire March 2004, on True Romance (voted 80th in the 100 greatest movies of all time feature): "Hans Zimmer's Main Theme is nearly a note-for-note replica of Carl Orff's signature music for Badlands."
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: foray on February 05, 2004, 10:19:45 AM
i love Thin Red Line.

foray
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: modage on February 05, 2004, 10:52:31 AM
i dont.

mod.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pubrick on February 05, 2004, 10:54:21 AM
i do.

p
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: SoNowThen on February 05, 2004, 10:56:36 AM
I love it and hug it and kiss it.



But I make love to Badlands and Days Of Heaven.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Sleepless on February 05, 2004, 04:24:44 PM
Okay, so I've finally watched Days of Heaven, so I've seen all of Malick's films... that's right, all 3 of them. Saw Badlands first, years ago on TV, I think I must have been quite young when I first saw it, but I knew at the time it was a great film -- one of those that you remember for years, but you're not sure what it was, but you want to see it again, then one day someone says "Remember Badlands?" and you go THAT WAS THE FILM!! Likewise saw Thin Red Line on TV first, then bought the DVD the next day. Hopefully one day I'll get round to getting Badlands and DoH on DVD, but at the moment I'm catching up on some Lynch, Kubrick and Spike Lee. So much money spent on movies... ah, well  :-D I don't know if anyone else was put off DoH by the fact Richard Gere was in it? Finally getting round to watching Primal Fear was difficult too because of Gere, but Malick and Ed Norton, respectively, made the movies worth it. Okay, so i realise I'm starting to ramble now.... did anyone else notice any similarities between DoH and Terence Davies' Neon Bible? Also, the main theme from DoH is that based on anything else? Cos I've heard it somewhere before and it's absolutely awesome.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: NEON MERCURY on February 05, 2004, 10:04:09 PM
.......i wasnn't put off by richard gere in days of Heaven......i hav enothing againstr that guy..he's cool......but the thin red line is his masterpeice.......so far....and also its the best phucking war film yet......and most likely won't be sclipsed.....
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: modage on February 05, 2004, 11:37:18 PM
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and also its the best phucking war film yet......and most likely won't be sclipsed.....

why why why?  what was so good about it?  a lot of narration, characters with very little going on?  war scenes that werent shot very interestingly? i mean, it wasnt terrible, but i dont see how it is one of the best war films.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: NEON MERCURY on February 06, 2004, 12:03:23 AM
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and also its the best phucking war film yet......and most likely won't be sclipsed.....

why why why?  what was so good about it?  a lot of narration, characters with very little going on?  war scenes that werent shot very interestingly? i mean, it wasnt terrible, but i dont see how it is one of the best war films.


the reason why i liked it so much is:

1.) the cast...even though some poeple are onnnly there for seconds(i.e. clooney and nick stahl, leto, miranda otto)......its fabulous....the big leads like chavizel, ben chaplain(who hasn't been a great film since), pennnn, cusack(who i normally don't like) nnolte,elias koteas etc, etc, ....this is the best cast ever in in ffilm with so manny starts annnd solid actors paying homage to work with mallick...and they all rise to the occasioon....this is one of the best acted ffilms ever.......when watchoing all of these badass actors you kinnd of root for them and ennjoy it better.....(think oceans 11 etc, )....

2.)the narrationn/voive overs......i love that psychological sh*t in this film....you donnn't get that usually in war films....like private ryan which is POW, BAM, WHIZ, ZAP, kind of film....certain voice overs are awesome in this film..like when the character shot s the enemy soldier with the pistol, i loved his VO when he thinks "i just killed someone, worst then rape.....and no one can touch me for it"...its stuff like that which gives me chills......and another scene when the soldiers take over the enemy camp and it shows a closeup of a half buried face in the grounnnd with the dust and dirst all over the enemy face and his  voice over begins saying, "were you righteous, kind??? nnote that i was too".....all of the characters' thoughts were innteresting to hear and very meaningful....

3.) the cinematography THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FILM EVER SHOT...each frame is jaw dropping

4.) the director.....mallick ennough said.....

other nnotes:
* the scens and flasbacks w/ ben chaplainnn's character and his wife(otto) ...are so moving and surreal....(remember the swing while otto stares at us).......SPOILER............................and then when he ffinds out that  she leaves him..........damnnn....that is rough sh*t ..in all my thearte experiences i have never heard a collective sigh as when this happened........

*annother scene that speaks volumnnns is the scene in the rain where it has the guy sitting on the stump w/o hois shirt on going crazy and rocking back and forth scratching himself...damn its powerful.........there are so many scenes like this ........i'm fforgetting

* i liked this movie evemn more that it was blatanntly robbed for the best pic oscar......shakespeare in love ....... :roll: ...damn that tryanny righ there.........

......its just a beautiful , well acted, poetic, trannscendent film......it's a small scale version of 21 grams  ,2001, and gerry in  way.......

am i the onnl;y one here who thinks this film is purely a masterpeice.....?
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pubrick on February 06, 2004, 12:52:49 AM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
i loved his VO when he thinks "i just killed someone, worst then rape.....and no one can touch me for it"...its stuff like that which gives me chills......and another scene when the soldiers take over the enemy camp and it shows a closeup of a half buried face in the grounnnd with the dust and dirst all over the enemy face and his  voice over begins saying, "were you righteous, kind??? nnote that i was too".....all of the characters' thoughts were innteresting to hear and very meaningful....

......its just a beautiful , well acted, poetic, trannscendent film......it's a small scale version of 21 grams  ,2001, and gerry in  way.......

am i the onnl;y one here who thinks this film is purely a masterpeice.....?

no NEON, ur not. the voice overs were indeed the best part and made the film different even from Apocalypse Now in that it followed not just one mind into madness, but many into and out of it. mallick made a rare intimate look at the relationship between a rational mind, physical action, and the collective human/earth soul which we are a part of and destroy .. i never get this chills thing everyone speaks of, i just freak out. to explain, here's an interesting discussion on Thin Red Line from ur own Sean Penn thread.. mod try to read this..

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budgie.. it must be a guy thing.

like most great movies i know, it's all about the last 20mins.. in this case the sean penn final moments about "never leaving this room" or whatever, and the dude looking back at the island and asking his soul to let him be inside it.

another great highlight is all the lines up to and including "Have you passed through this night?". and the whole nature-law thing through the movie. this was the first and only time where i was overwhelmed by the immediacy of impending mortality, and i freaked out. jim caviezel is ekzellent also, in his embodiment of christ-consciousness. and it's great how malick shifted the focus of the story to him instead of Fife (adrien brody).


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You know, I think you're right: it might be a (certain type of) guy thing. It is quintessentially Male Romantic, and that's what bugged me, tho normally I go for that (dunno, maybe I've changed). The nature-law thing, as you call it, is just such a tired philosophy to me. I can see its appeal, tho, and the use of the setting did stir me. I also realise that we're looking through the eyes of various white western idealists, and normally too that would appeal, because in some ways it was a critique of that romanticism. But I didn't find anything to challenge it ultimately, it felt reaffirmed. That is a problem for me, but only because I want to strip it away and expose it I guess. But OK, at 19 years old I loved those ideals (so maybe it isn't only a guy thing, even if it's at the root of the culture). Maybe I wasn't listening attentively enough to this movie, I can't be sure.

The tone didn't help with that though. The self-conscious poeticism and the naff narration. I had trouble not seeing through it all, like I had trouble not seeing through the mannered performances, the types and yes, the religiosity. I think this was because it had no relief (except in Penn, and maybe I'd have liked it more with more emphasis laid on his relationship with Caviezel). I just kept thinking 'oh, lighten up', and it made me laugh.

Thanks, that's enlightening. I did like the first scenes in the grass too, by the way. I think this all has a bearing on your like/my disregard for Kubrick also. The same aestheticization of pain and, as you say, mortality. We're just feeling it in different styles.


As for sweaty men... well, see, this is the same thing. Looking at naked sweaty men indiscriminately has no effect whatever. It's all about the context. If the style and philosophy is all wrong, I remain unmoved. Maybe that's just a girl thing. Or a budgie thing.

she said naff.

it was an intelligent discussion about the merits of the meaning and idea of the story that didn't resort to infantile anti-art sentiments.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: SoNowThen on February 06, 2004, 08:58:35 AM
When I'm in the mood for pure visual beauty, I put on the scene between Penn & Caviezel in the abandoned house, with the little empty birdcage. Sometimes I just turn the sound off, and watch the camera float around the actors.

I'm not even sure I'd call this a war movie. It's something else.

But Mod, how can you say it's not shot interestingly? What didn't you like about it???
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: molly on February 06, 2004, 11:05:24 AM
Those voice overs do make you feel chills, or freaked out, because they are so slow and dreamy, words are dropping slowly and with each word the character is dragging you inside his traumatized psyche. Like those voices come out of your head.  It's heavy to watch this film, and that might be the reason why some people "feel nothing" for self-defence. You find out about their most secret feelings, you see they are not bad people, and there is the feeling throughout the whole film that even though they have big guns, they are helpless, sitting ducks. Not only them, the guys on the other side too. Bad/mediocre writer/director would make a movie with heros, and pathetic goodbyes, and conversations between two friends "i'm scared shit, i only pretend to be brave...", but Mallick shows it without being litteral in dialogs, voiceovers, looks with twitch... He had great actors, but he knew what he wants to say, and actors told the story. It's a film about meaninless of the war, because nobody in his right mind would have anything against those people, and probably people on the other side  are like them. So, you have fine people fighting against each other, and guys that started all that were somewhere sitting on safe.
Some people in all that madness lost theirselves and became cruel, vindictive, killing machines, and there is no end - there are no guilty for murder in war, so if wrong people were killed, people on the other side don't seek for guilty ones, they kill first one who comes - constant injustice that seeks for revenge. There will be no time in future without wars, ever.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: modage on February 06, 2004, 11:43:38 AM
well i am not going to give a movie more credit than it deserves just because it was made by a good director.  you dont get to know ANY of the characters beyond their cookie-cutout purpose.  none of them have any arc, there is no story.  its 2 hours of them trying to get up a hill.  every actor in that movie is wasted to a cameo, or 2D character.  having narration come from so many characters was a distracting technique, and instead of learning more about more characters it only allowed for us to know little about all characters.  none of the narration did anything for me.  the lines didnt move me, didnt seem profound, and werent anything that couldnt have been used more sparsely and still gotten those points across.  the flashbacks to the girl at home only to have her leave him, was such a manipulative device that i'm sure they would've gotten hell from this board had they been in Saving Private Ryan.  as far as not being shot interestingly, as far as a war movie goes, it didnt seem to be anything that hadn't been done before.  i was bored.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: SoNowThen on February 06, 2004, 11:50:42 AM
How was that manipulative? That guy's island was his love for his wife. That's what he thought about to try and stay sane. We were seeing his thoughts, more dreamy-like than pure flashbacks. And it was dealt with wonderfully in the end, with him taking that shocking blow and just sorta deflating, but still trying to find a reason to carry on. If that woulda been in Saving Private Ryan, 'Berg woulda had him freak out or something, probably balling in front of the others -- that woulda been manipulative.

This movie's more like the mental war we fight with life and love and nature and death everyday, rather than a straight up battle film. If you went in expecting a traditional war movie, of course you were gonna be disappointed, just like Badlands wasn't a pure lovers-on-the-run movie, and Days wasn't a straight up Depression era story.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: modage on February 06, 2004, 12:10:45 PM
well, see thats not even it.  i didnt expect a pure war film, and i dont have a problem with a psychological experience type of movie.  but like i said, i didnt care or get to know anything about any of the characters.  the rambling didnt go anywhere.  it had no emotional impact on me, and so i think the film failed to be what it wanted to be.  i just dont think some floaty camerawork and 'deep' thoughts for 3 hours = a good movie.  there just has to be more.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pubrick on February 06, 2004, 12:17:15 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
i dont have a problem with a psychological experience type of movie.

please name a "psychological type movie" that u enjoyed..
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: ©brad on February 06, 2004, 12:19:56 PM
Quote from: P
Quote from: themodernage02
i dont have a problem with a psychological experience type of movie.

please name a "psychological type movie" that u enjoyed..


and don't say silence of the lambs.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pubrick on February 06, 2004, 12:26:10 PM
haha cbrad, ur such a psychological type guy..
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: modage on February 06, 2004, 12:26:16 PM
Quote from: P
Quote from: themodernage02
i dont have a problem with a psychological experience type of movie.

please name a "psychological type movie" that u enjoyed..

look theres no reason to talk down to me because i dont have discussions like budgie.  hardly anybody here does.  sorry that i didnt think 'the holy malicks comeback' was any good.  he didnt seem to be inventing the wheel like he was 20 years ago, so all i'm asking is WHY IS THIS the greatest war film?  because i dont see it.  so maybe someone can help me understand what i missed.

Quote from: NEON MERCURY
2.)the narrationn/voive overs......i love that psychological sh*t in this film....you donnn't get that usually in war films....

look, just because a movie has something going on, doesnt mean it has to be boring.  you can get your ideas across in a way that is still interesting to watch.  whats wrong with expecting a filmmaker to deliver a movie that is as watch-able as it is ponder-able?  whats wrong with getting your ideas across in an entertaining way?  all those actors wanted to work with him on the strength of his previous two works, but i doubt most really had a great time performing in the film wandering through the background with 2 lines.  war sucks and theres no point, i get it.  but couldnt you tell me that in 100 minutes instead?  or illustrate your point like a movie, instead of someone narrating passages from the book over shots of people walking around?
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: SoNowThen on February 06, 2004, 12:49:36 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
war sucks and theres no point, i get it.  


but I don't think that was the point. It was closer to "war is perpetual, in all forms", and the film was a poem about it.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pubrick on February 06, 2004, 12:57:07 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
because i dont see it.  so maybe someone can help me understand what i missed.

no dude, see that's impossible, no one can do that. ur insistance that it can be done is what's driving this and every other why-didn't-i-get-it discussion into boring circles.

i wasn't talking down to u, but lately u've been dissing "arty" movies like there's sumthing wrong with the ppl who like it or "get it". i've noticed that ur a normal and decent person, and u seem to hav a consistently normal and decent taste in movies. that's all that can be said about this. what ur lookin for in a movie is way different to what say I or budgie found.

the first thing i think about when watching a "meaningful" film is the idea it's working with, if the performances and the visuals are working to expand it. this is a perfect example of a movie i can absolutely agree would SUCK if u didn't grab onto one of its ideas. all this shit to u comes off as "three hours of ppl talking deep shit that doesn't mean anytjhing". that's fine. i think ur totally normal. and i think u hav to come to peace with that.

u could've at least answered my question so i could get a better idea of where ur head is at. since u didn't i assume u were actually going to say silence of the lambs. which is a totally normal response. and decent.

ps. "war sucks and there is no point" is not even close to what the film is about, sorry. and it is about sumthing. perhaps u should consider that the subject matter is not sumthing u hav thought seriously about. this film gives ppl too much credit, and it suffers for it.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: modage on February 06, 2004, 01:16:41 PM
Quote from: P
u could've at least answered my question so i could get a better idea of where ur head is at. since u didn't i assume u were actually going to say silence of the lambs. which is a totally normal response. and decent.

i like Apocalypse Now, Platoon, Full Metal Jacket.  they had ideas too, but were interesting.  

Quote from: P
i wasn't talking down to u, but lately u've been dissing "arty" movies like there's sumthing wrong with the ppl who like it or "get it".

no i dont have any problem with arty movies.  i just dont cut them any slack because they are presenting me with an idea like its something new.  movies can have something going on under the surface, but that doesnt mean you can let the surface suck.  

Quote from: P
this film gives ppl too much credit, and it suffers for it.

i think this film assumes that everyone watching it is so in love with the director that they will accept a meandering ponderous go-nowhere film as a work of art.  even ebert who enjoyed it admits that

Quote from: Roger Ebert
The actors in "The Thin Red Line" are making one movie, and the director is making another. This leads to an almost hallucinatory sense of displacement, as the actors struggle for realism, and the movie's point of view hovers above them like a high school kid all filled with big questions. My guess is that any veteran of the actual battle of Guadalcanal would describe this movie with an eight-letter word much beloved in the Army.
The movie's schizophrenia keeps it from greatness (this film has no firm idea of what it is about), but doesn't make it bad. It is, in fact, sort of fascinating: a film in the act of becoming, a field trial, an experiment in which a dreamy poet meditates on stark reality. It's like horror seen through the detachment of drugs or dementia. The soundtrack allows us to hear the thoughts of the characters, but there is no conviction that these characters would have these thoughts. They all seem to be musing in the same voice, the voice of a man who is older, more educated, more poetic and less worldly than any of these characters seem likely to be: the voice of the director.

well, i agree more with sonowthen's assesment that its hardly a war film, and really about other things, than neon's that it is the best war film ever.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: godardian on February 06, 2004, 03:08:08 PM
Malick has about the most tangible photographic/cinematographic/visual beauty you'll find in cinema, which I think transforms one's concept of "pacing," "content," etc if you really look at it. Malick is a sensualist, no matter what "happens" in the movie or at what temporal rate, and I've always really enjoyed that foremost about all of his films. The only people I see really following in his footsteps in this visual-sensualist/painting-with-light way are Lynne Ramsay and David Gordon Green (whatever other arguments I've had with Green's work, it looks wonderful).
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: modage on February 15, 2004, 10:57:59 PM
just watched Days of Heaven.  the score was fantastic.  the length was managable, and the story was watchable.  i thought it was strange that the movie was narrated by the little girl who wasnt even hardly a character in the film, and that the end of the movie was with her as if she were someone we knew something about.  it seemed to go off into the melodramatic during the fire, but was shot well.  i liked badlands best.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: SoNowThen on February 16, 2004, 01:43:09 AM
Is the river raft sequence not amazing though?!!!


Check out Ebert's column on Days, mod, if you haven't already. It's a solid little read.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: modage on February 18, 2004, 08:48:51 PM
Location: Universal City CA

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Essentially, the intern functions as a second assistant in the office duties include: maintaining databases (competitive development report,talent logs, etc.); maintaining project files; research; script coverage; and the fundamental responsibilities of phones, copying, faxing, etc.

Requirements: Interested students should be reliable, dedicated,resourceful, knowledgeable about movies, and willing to take initiative. We are inundated with material, so students who like to read are ideal. We also prefer students who can intern full days.

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Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: ono on February 18, 2004, 08:55:23 PM
To work even somewhat closely to Terrence Malick would be worth not being paid, I'd think.  Big opportunity, I imagine, if you play your cards right.  Even if it is grunt work.  And I don't mind reading.  Too bad I don't live in California.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: MacGuffin on February 19, 2004, 01:44:29 AM
Variety says that Terrence Malick will direct "Che," a biopic that will star Benicio Del Toro as Cuban revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Malick also wrote the script. The film is scheduled for a four-month South American shoot to begin in July. Javier Bardem is planning to take a supporting role in the pic.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: MacGuffin on February 25, 2004, 12:42:53 AM
Malick Lands Four for Che Biopic
Source: Variety

Terrence Malick has landed a strong quartet for the revolutionaries that will surround Benicio Del Toro in Che the Che Guevara biopic that will shoot this summer, reports Variety.

Malick has set Ryan Gosling, Javier Bardem, Benjamin Bratt and Franka Potente to play Guevara's closest confidantes in the revolution.

The film is an epic about the life and death of the Cuban revolutionary.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Ghostboy on February 25, 2004, 12:53:22 AM
Goddamn this is exciting.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: soixante on February 25, 2004, 02:48:35 AM
I think it is wrong to characterize Thin Red Line as a "go-nowhere, meandering" film.  It certainly goes somewhere -- the idyllic natural setting is despoiled by war.  Some of the soldiers die -- death is certainly the most dramatic character change of all.  One of the soldiers gets a "Dear John" letter from his wife -- if that ain't a dramatic arc, what is?  Nick Nolte's character comes to the realization that he is too ruthless, and allows a break for water to brought to the front lines.  All of the characters are changed, maybe even stained, by the madness of war.

This movie needs to be seen a few times to be appreciated.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: MacGuffin on March 08, 2004, 11:11:18 AM
Malick & Farrel Enter The New World
Source: Variety

Terrence Malick has abruptly walked off the biopic of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara and instead committed to direct 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, says Variety. The film will cost just north of $30 million, with New Line retaining world rights.

Malick will shelve Che, a film that was mobilizing for a July start in Bolivia with Benicio Del Toro set as the title character and Franka Potente, Javier Bardem, Benjamin Bratt and Ryan Gosling ready to play his lieutenants.

Malick, who co-wrote the Che script with Del Toro and Ben Vanderveen, has told the film's producers and financiers that he intends to return and direct the film in July 2005.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: phil marlowe on March 08, 2004, 11:15:22 AM
noooooo ooooo oo    o
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: SoNowThen on March 08, 2004, 11:17:31 AM
Let's hope Malick dumps this new project as well, and gets on to something, well, more interesting to me.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pubrick on March 08, 2004, 11:19:39 AM
Quote from: phil marlowe
noooooo ooooo oo    o

..oooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooo o oo  o oo o..


.............................  oOOOOooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OO O
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: cine on March 08, 2004, 11:20:33 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Malick has abruptly walked off the biopic of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara and instead committed to direct 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.

Prime example of what happens when the wife gets in the way.  :roll:
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: phil marlowe on March 08, 2004, 11:20:35 AM
i will be happy as long as it has a big ugly mexican in it as well
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: soixante on March 08, 2004, 11:31:29 AM
I see J. Lo as Pocahontas.  

In my opinion, I don't care what script Malick picks, he will put his imprint upon it.  There have already been movies about Che, this new project burrows into fertile, rarely trod-upon ground.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Stefen on March 08, 2004, 06:46:53 PM
Bummer. I was really looking forward to Che. I wish Colin Farrels 15 minutes were up.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: NEON MERCURY on March 08, 2004, 10:35:45 PM
Quote from: P
Quote from: phil marlowe
noooooo ooooo oo    o

..oooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooo o oo  o oo o..


.............................  oOOOOooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OO O


oooooo :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :( ooooo :(  :(  :( o :(  :(  :( oo :(  :(  :( oo :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :( oooooooooo
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pedro on March 08, 2004, 11:09:18 PM
o
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: MacGuffin on March 09, 2004, 06:18:51 PM
"Che" Still Causing Trouble
 
Che Guevara is causing yet another furor albeit long after the Cuban revolutionary's real life struggles. A small storm is brewing amongst distributors and Wild Bunch Productions due to Director Terrence Malick's sudden pullout of the bio pic that was scheduled to get underway in July.

The basic situation according to Variety, is that Wild Bunch raised $15 million in pre-sales from distributors around the world for "Che" at the American Film Market. Wild Bunch head Vincent Maraval says "At AFM, Malick met and talked to independent distributors about 'Che,' and for many of them, it was the only film they bought at the market. Malick with Benicio Del Toro as Che Guevara was everyone's dream film. This is a catastrophe for them".

With Malick's departure, it has caused all sorts of problems for the company, so much so that lawsuits are likely to be launched soon. Maraval is understandbly not happy about the situation - "When everything came together, I think he [Malick] got cold feet at the prospect of going to the Bolivian jungle and actually shooting it. But he has a written and moral commitment to make the film. It is totally irresponsible to pull out now...We may take out an injunction - which will prevent him from making any other film until the matter is settled...We will also be seeking damages. In terms of our image, this is catastrophic. Our reputation is founded on our reliability. and we've never failed to deliver a film before".

Malick left the project on Friday saying that he had committed to helm New Line's drama about the Pocohantas legend "The New World". That film is scheduled to begin shooting in Virginia in July, and would star Irish bad boy Colin Farrell as the famed explorer John Smith.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: NEON MERCURY on March 09, 2004, 10:19:38 PM
......damn, i was just thinking.....which doesn't happen often ---but for a guy..(Malick) who  directed only three films......which are mores critical arthouse kind of films IMO ......but its neat to see the studio get so distraught over losing a director whose doesn't bring the boxoffice $$$$$$......it makes me believd that its all about the art rather than the $$$$ in most cases...and as for his poco-biopic ......it should be the sh*t .....b/c everything this guy touiches its gold man......and his films get better and better..........as he goes along...
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: mutinyco on March 09, 2004, 10:33:52 PM
Well...there IS another film about Che that's going to be released shortly with Gael Garcia Bernal. Perhaps that influenced his decision. Remember, last time he went head to head with Saving Private Ryan.

And all things considered, they're both films that are epics, based in beautiful natural settings, with culture clashes, politics, history, all mixed in...
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Stefen on March 09, 2004, 10:36:38 PM
Yeah i've heard about the other che movie. Called Motorcycle Diaries or something. Maybe it will be kind of like the unauthorized prequel to Malicks Che. Movie.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: SHAFTR on April 02, 2004, 02:25:46 AM
so I finally saw my first Malick film...Badlands.

Now, I know it's obvious but it still feels good to notice it without having prior knowledge of it.  That's noticing the film is True Romance's inspiration (story, music, female v/o).

I think this is a film that is better after you finish seeing it.  It already has started to, and I'm sure it will continue to, fester in my mind.  THe film is just...perfect.  

So next up is Days of Heaven and Thin Red Line.

I was thinking of picking up a Malick DVD...but from what I can gather Thin Red Line is the only good disc (sound/video).  I noticed that Badlands' transfer wasn't that good, what about Days of Heaven?
Any talk of re-releases?  Anyone else think that Criterion should release Badlands?
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: lamas on April 02, 2004, 02:24:34 PM
of course Criterion should release Badlands.  i haven't heard anything about rereleases of any Malick films though.  i wish i had a multi-region player just because the Region 2 Badlands disc has an extra called "Absence of Malick".  anyone seen it?
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: SoNowThen on April 02, 2004, 02:28:18 PM
Both Badlands and Days Of Heaven dvds look fine. Buy them.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: lamas on April 02, 2004, 10:04:09 PM
Che Lives! (Again)


Soderbergh takes over Malick's biopic
02 April 2004
In the News Nuggets at the end of February we reported that Terrence Malick was planning to make Che, a biopic of charismatic Argentine physician and revolutionary Che Guevara. An all-star cast was attached to the project, led by Benicio del Toro (who had been developing the film for some time) and including Javier Bardem, Benjamin Bratt and Franka Potente. All was going swimmingly, and something of a buzz was building – until Mr Malick decided to drop the film in favour of making The New World with Colin Farrell.

The biopic seemed doomed to disappear into the “might-have-been” bunkers deep under Hollywood, until news came today that indie maestro Steven Soderbergh, already a producer of Che with Benicio, announced that he would step into the elusive Malick’s shoes. Production will begin in South America in August 2005 after a delay to allow Soderbergh to re-write Malick’s script and finish work on Ocean’s Twelve. Assuming that their schedules allow, all the cast remain attached to the project, so the film may yet get off the ground.

Meanwhile, Malick’s The New World is also from his own script, and tells the story of explorer John Smith (Farrell) of Pocahontas fame and the clashes between Native Americans and the British in the 17th century. Let’s hope the two groups don’t clash in the jungle somewhere during filming.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pubrick on April 02, 2004, 10:11:07 PM
Quote from: lamas
Che Lives! (Again)


we know.. http://xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=5883
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: lamas on April 03, 2004, 12:53:55 AM
whoops.  i don't read the soderbergh forum.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: ono on April 03, 2004, 01:14:49 AM
You should.  I've heard it's got some pretty good stuff in there.  Some sex, a lie or two, even a couple old videotapes.  Betamax, don'tcha know?  Unfortunately, the forum doesn't get nearly as much traffic as it should.  Soderbergh is king of the hill as far as I'm concerned, if you don't count PTA or Kubrick.  It can be really Kafka-esque at times, but don't hold that against it.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: SHAFTR on April 16, 2004, 10:55:13 AM
I just saw Days of Heaven.  Wow, that film looks good.  My only gripe about the film is sometimes I feel it felt like a 90 minute montage, instead of letting the story take over.  There were very few "scenes".  I know this works with the girl remembering the experience, but I still wanted more.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: The Obstruction on April 16, 2004, 06:41:15 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
so I finally saw my first Malick film...Badlands.

Now, I know it's obvious but it still feels good to notice it without having prior knowledge of it.  That's noticing the film is True Romance's inspiration (story, music, female v/o).


I see it more as a story about being fascinted, of things you don't have experienced, you know like: "the grass is always greener on the other side"
I mean, she is fascinted of him for being independent, and he is fascinted of some cowboys, which are obvious when he gives up the hunt on the freeway with dignity, by claming his tiers where flat, and then hitting the gun

But i must agree with you, it's a wery good movie!!!
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: mutinyco on April 16, 2004, 07:01:22 PM
The interesting thing about Badlands is it's complete rejection of character arcs.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: cron on April 16, 2004, 08:04:36 PM
Quote from: Stefen
Yeah i've heard about the other che movie. Called Motorcycle Diaries or something. Maybe it will be kind of like the unauthorized prequel to Malicks Che. Movie.



yes, "The Motorcycle Diaries".  My cousin saw it,  he told me it was kind of mediocre.  Gael García stars as Ernesto Guevara
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: MacGuffin on May 05, 2004, 12:40:22 AM
Christopher Plummer to Visit The New World
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Christopher Plummer will star in The New World, director Terrence Malick's take on the Pocahontas tale for New Line Cinema.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is set against the backdrop of 17th century America in the nascent Jamestown, Va., settlement where the culture of European explorers collided with that of Native Americans. It focuses on the relationship between explorer John Smith and young Indian princess Pocahontas.

Colin Farrell already has been cast as Smith. Plummer will play Capt. Christopher Newport, an English officer among the initial settlers in the New World who serves as the first president of the Jamestown Colony.

The project is scheduled for a July start in Virginia.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: El Duderino on May 19, 2004, 08:40:16 PM
Wes Studi & August Schellenberg in Malick's "The New World"
Source: hollywoodreporter.com

Native American actors Wes Studi and August Schellenberg are the latest actors to join Terrence Malick's "The New World," says the Hollywood Reporter.

Studi and Schellenberg will be joined by actors Raoul Trujillo and Michael Greyeyes in a cast that is led by Colin Farrell and Christopher Plummer.

The New Line Cinema project, which is Mallick's take on the Pocahontas tale, is set against the backdrop of 17th century America in the nascent Jamestown, Va., settlement where the culture of European explorers collided with that of Native Americans.

The film will also focus on the relationship between explorer John Smith (Farrell) and young Indian princess Pocahontas.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: modage on July 02, 2004, 10:22:55 AM
Four More Head to Malick's New World
Source: The Hollywood Reporter Friday, July 2, 2004

Christian Bale (Batman Begins), David Thewlis (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Noah Taylor (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life), and Q'orianka Kilcher will star in director Terrence Malick's 17th century American epic The New World, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The New Line film, with Colin Farrell, Christopher Plummer, August Schellenberg and Wes Studi, is described as an epic adventure set amid the encounter of European and Native American cultures following the founding of the Jamestown settlement in 1607 and inspired by the legend of John Smith and Pocahontas.

Bale will play English tobacco planter John Rolfe. Thewlis is to star as Smith's rival Capt. Wingfield, Taylor is signed on as Selway, one of the initial English settlers with Kilcher set to make her feature debut as Pocahontas.

The film is scheduled for a November 2005 release.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: lamas on August 09, 2004, 11:37:13 PM
slick
(http://movies.go.com/images/photogallery/NewWorld/newworld_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: edison on December 08, 2004, 11:49:04 PM
Trailer Here (http://www.xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=7024)
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: UncleJoey on December 09, 2004, 12:04:12 AM
Oh man . . . I can't wait. Malick rules.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: MacGuffin on December 09, 2004, 12:07:50 AM
That would be good in it's own thread in the Grapevine.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: life_boy on February 02, 2005, 11:52:06 AM
I haven't seen The Thin Red Line since the original theater run back in late 1998/ early 1999.  I remember breathtaking John Toll cinematography and I do remember liking the film, but at the time I was a little immature and easily persuaded by conventional end-of-the-year awards and critical praise.  Is it worth seeing again?  Does the later-Malick hold up to multiple viewings like his older stuff seems to?
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: kotte on February 02, 2005, 11:57:04 AM
I went to see it with a girl. We made out.

She dumped me the next day.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: cine on February 02, 2005, 11:59:57 AM
Quote from: kotte
I went to see it with a girl. We made out.

She dumped me the next day.

Why? Is it as deplorable as Seinfeld making out with his date during Schindlers List?
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pubrick on February 02, 2005, 12:02:17 PM
Quote from: cinephile
Why? Is it as deplorable as Seinfeld making out with his date during Schindlers List?

i don't think the two events were connected.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: cine on February 02, 2005, 12:16:40 PM
Quote from: Pubrick
Quote from: cinephile
Why? Is it as deplorable as Seinfeld making out with his date during Schindlers List?

i don't think the two events were connected.

well they should've been.. I wouldn't let kotte make out with me during a movie like that either.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: SHAFTR on February 09, 2005, 07:11:11 PM
Quote from: flagpolespecial
Quote from: SHAFTR
I just saw Days of Heaven.  Wow, that film looks good.  My only gripe about the film is sometimes I feel it felt like a 90 minute montage, instead of letting the story take over.  There were very few "scenes".  I know this works with the girl remembering the experience, but I still wanted more.


i think if you feel this way about a malick movie you don't really like malick movies.


No, I do like Malick movies.  I just sometimes wish his films could be more narrative based while maintaining his poetic style.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: cine on February 09, 2005, 07:25:16 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
I just sometimes wish his films could be more narrative based while maintaining his poetic style.

can't films be narrative through their poetic style?
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: eward on February 09, 2005, 08:58:33 PM
yes, they can be.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Myxo on February 09, 2005, 11:51:03 PM
They can also be narrative through poetic style and boring as hell.

Thin Red Line bored me to tears.

Looking forward to New World though.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pastor Parsley on February 17, 2005, 09:54:53 AM
Malick is easily one of my favorite directors but I really have to be in a certain mood to sit down and watch any of his films.  Thin Red line is my least favorites partly due to the voice-over.  Some of those shots have a stillness that would be great with a little silence.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: eward on February 17, 2005, 11:48:25 AM
i love the voice-overs, personally.  i love how non-specific they are.  often you don't know who the fuck is talking.  it's everyones thoughts being expressed.  but of course we all know that.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: RegularKarate on February 17, 2005, 01:23:04 PM
The voice overs suck... they almost ruin the movie.

I have heard (can anyone confirm?) that the voice overs were not originally intended to be included in the movie.  That would have made it a million times better.  The film is so visually amazing that the voice overs make it like dancing with a beautiful, classy woman while some drunk, ugly chick tries to pull down your pants for a quick handjob.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: MacGuffin on February 17, 2005, 01:43:10 PM
Quote from: RegularKarate
I have heard (can anyone confirm?) that the voice overs were not originally intended to be included in the movie.


Quote from: IMDB
Billy Bob Thornton recorded a narration for the 3+ hour epic under the supervision of director Terence Malick. But the final print of the film has voiceovers by 8 of the main characters in the film; none of the narration from Thornton is in the final print.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: lamas on February 17, 2005, 03:40:11 PM
Quote from: RegularKarate
some drunk, ugly chick tries to pull down your pants for a quick handjob.


i hate that bitch.  she's always after my rope.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: SiliasRuby on March 19, 2005, 04:34:48 PM
I finally got around to seeing Days of Heaven. The only Malick film I haven't purchased. Beautiful film but I don't think I'll buy this one. Really gorgeous movie.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Gabe on March 23, 2005, 08:43:56 PM
I just had a Dream that I was reading about the Thin Red Line and I saw that Macguffin quoted this

Quote from: RegularKarate
The voice overs suck... they almost ruin the
movie.
 

And then Ducksauce saying " Yeah, I never got the reason why the wife always locked her doors. "

And then Macguffin wrote, " More about this here. " and I clicked the link and it was a site with a sample of the movie. I started watching and it was this whole other movie with Jenny from Forrest Gump (?) playing this country wife in a huge country mansion while all this shitty shit happened around her. It showed this crappy montage in scrorcese like fashion of how her brother got busted by the cops on the doorstep of that mansion for booze, and she watched and then today how her husband got busted for playing a radio and trying to throw it at the cop (?).
Then the camera started to take me on this, journey. We went up the block through all these hills and past a church which had a great view of the green hills far off in the town. Then we kept going, past the church and into a backyard, then ( with some David Fincher type camera tricks)
I suddenly landed in this Bedroom staring at a picture on a dresser, while someone in the next room was in the shower. I looked over to see some stout, reptilian looking ( but still human ) Asian Women smiling at me with her slitted eyes and closed lips. She said ' Do you see? Look! Dah man Wearing a bra ' I looked where she directed me but i only saw these two women, one Asian one blonde,lying down in their blue and black bras, and the blonde was looking at me. I looked back at the lady, puzzled. Then I looked back at the girls saying " Theres no man, those are girls " and the sleeping asian girl in black opened her eye and glared at me. Then I knew this old Asian woman was tricking me to have sex with these women. She walked me into the room, and there were sleeping Asian women littered Everywhere! One of them ran up to me all smiley and cheery, grabbing at my pants she kept saying in slurred english she wanted to see my dick. So I took this asian woman over to the side of the room where there were all these studio tables with blueprints and things on them and she layed me on the floor. The blonde girl was watching, she looked so quiet and sad, I wanted to include her so I was about to tell her to turn around so i could like, give her oral and then I felt the crotch of the Asian girl on top of me and it was cold. . .thats when I woke up.

And I've began to put it together that in this imaginary 'Thin Red line' Jenny from Forrest Gump would always lock her doors because the Asian woman up the street and her Larry Clark female version of the Crazy 88's would creep up on her house samurai style during the long months that Hubby was in Vietnam, and lesbian rape her in her attic while The old Reptile woman watched. It just horrible, now when I watch the 'Thin Red Line' I'll know her side of the story when they're making that awesome awesome love in the sun lit room. All she wanted was to finally have some dick. . .


Anyways, I always wondered where Macguffin found his links, and today I discovered its a place where movies become movies and change themselves so you become the character. Its a sick place. And I think MacGuffin gets off on exposing this place to us everyday. This place that he always has access too, with his Quicktime links and Hollywood reporter esque articles. . . DAMN YOU MACGUFFIN!

It kinda wierd when your dreams involve xixax, but its awesome when you have dreams like this.  :)
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: MacGuffin on March 23, 2005, 09:15:15 PM
Why can't I read posts where Bethie, Ginger, Gloria, Thrindle or Vile have awesome dreams about me?

I'd even settle for a dream from Fernando.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Gabe on March 23, 2005, 09:44:15 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Why can't I read posts where Bethie, Ginger, Gloria, Thrindle or Vile have awesome dreams about me?


Because Newbies think Newly.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: I Don't Believe in Beatles on March 23, 2005, 10:31:01 PM
I just haven't had a dream about you yet, Mac.  Maybe soon.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Fernando on March 24, 2005, 04:21:11 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin

I'd even settle for a dream from Fernando.


Haha, actually...there have been but nothing memorable yet, on one of them the site kind of didn't work and so tried to pm and it continiously redirected me to another site or something. I had others where I just met some of the guys here and just talk about movies, these guest stars include such people as Mac, P, Mog, Cron, Cine and some others.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: lamas on June 22, 2005, 11:30:20 AM
Farrell and Gibson in Terrence Malick's $145 million "Tree of Life"?

http://ww1.mid-day.com/hitlist/2005/june/111594.htm

It looks like Indian cinema has finally made a dent in Hollywood. Indian production house Percept Picture Company is all set to be a part of India’s first truly Hollywood film, titled Tree of Life.

The film is a drama and will star Hollywood bigwigs Mel Gibson and Colin Farrell, and will be directed by Oscar-winner Terence Malik (Thin Red Line, Days of Heaven, Badlands).

Hush-hush deal

The deal for the film has been charted out and will be signed in the next 24 hours. An insider informs us that the film is a, “$145 million project and the company has been in negotiation for the last five months. It’s all very hush-hush right now. Percept will break the news next week as right now solicitors on both sides are going over the Memorandum of Understanding.”

Taking India places

Fifteen per cent of Tree of Life  will be shot in India, while the rest will be shot on locations abroad. A source from Percept, who does not wish to be named, says, “This film will take India places in the Hollywood circles.”

Not confirming the news, Shailendra Singh, managing director, Percept Picture Company says, “I cannot comment on this right now. When I have something to say, we will announce it officially.”  

sarita.tanwar@mid-day.com
Films Percept has made in the past

1. Makdee
2. Phir Milenge
3. Mother Teresa
4. Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi
Michael Douglas may be in it too

Our source tells us there are also talks to rope in Michael Douglas for the project. But it is not yet clear whether he will be a partner in production or will act in the film. Singh is flying out of the country to seal the deal with him next week.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pubrick on June 22, 2005, 11:35:26 AM
oscar winner?

INVALIDATED
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: lamas on June 25, 2005, 11:39:46 AM
none exist.  i read The Films of Terrence Malick last summer.  if you like extensive pretentious critical essays that read like a homework assignment then check that out.  there's only so much information about Malick as it is.  you can find that on the interweb.  i recommend this:

http://www.eskimo.com/~toates/malick/
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: MacGuffin on August 31, 2005, 07:18:04 AM
Percept finds 'Life' with Malick feature
Source: Hollywood Reporter

NEW DELHI -- Mumbai-based Percept Picture Co. said Tuesday that it will co-produce "Tree of Life," which will be produced by Donald Rosenfeld. Terrence Malick ("The Thin Red Line") is in talks to direct and write the screenplay, and Colin Farrell is in talks to play one of the leads.

Other cast members are being finalized. Emmanual Lubezki is the proposed director of photography.
 
The film's story outline has not yet been disclosed, but preproduction is slated to begin in January. Some parts of "Life" will be shot in India, for which Percept will handle ground production.

Without providing a budget, Percept said that "Life" will involve Mumbai-based Sahara One Motion Pictures as partners in the project, which will be executive produced by Percept.

"We are thrilled to be in business with Sahara One Motion Pictures and Percept Picture Co., and we look forward to many more great collaborations in the future, both in India and the U.S.A.," Rosenfeld said.

Rosenfeld worked at Merchant Ivory Prods. from 1987-98, during which time he produced "Mr. & Mrs. Bridge," "Ballad of the Sad Cafe," "Howards End," "Remains of the Day," "In Custody," "Jefferson in Paris," "Feast of July" and "Surviving Picasso," among others.

Malick is in postproduction on "The New World" for New Line Cinema, an update on the Pocahontas-John Smith story, which stars Farrell.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: MacGuffin on September 20, 2007, 01:11:22 AM
Rome lines up Hollywood greats
Loren, Fonda, Coppola, Malick on guest list

The Rome Film Festival has announced a slew of high-caliber guests -- including Sophia Loren, Jane Fonda, Terrence Malick, Francis Ford Coppola and Bernardo Bertolucci -- who will hold onstage conversations for its Extra section.

Loren, as previously announced, is being honored with Rome’s IMAIE Acting Award, given last year to Sean Connery.

Fonda is coming as part of a tribute to New York’s Actors Studio, which will also see alumnae Shirley Knight and Cloris Leachman making the trek and chatting under the spotlight.

After being coaxed for more than a year, the reclusive Malick will talk about his love for Italian cinema, as well as his own work, with the proviso that paparazzi be kept outside.

Coppola, who is coming for the world preem of “Youth Without Youth” in the main section, will chat with the public after a screening of his wife Eleanor’s docu “Coda: Thirty Years Later,” a follow-up to her “Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse.”

Rome organizers hope to get the whole Coppola family, including children Sofia and Roman, onstage.

A Bertolucci day will celebrate his film “1900” with a spanking new cut of the historic epic unspooling and star Gerard Depardieu on hand to reminisce and discuss.

In terms of titles, Rome’s cutting-edge sidebar comprises 29 works in different formats.

They include the world preem of Colin Firth-narrated “In Prison My Whole Life,” which focuses on former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, who has spent the past 25 years of his life on death row and claims to have been wrongly convicted.

Docu, helmed by Marc Evans (“Snow Cake”), will world preem simultaneously in Rome’s Extra/Other Visions and at the London Film Festival in what Extra chief Mario Sesti called “an unprecedented launch, and a new way to fight the death penalty.”

U.S. docus seen in Sundance and Tribeca feature prominently. Among these: “The King of Kong,” about two men duking it out in a “Donkey Kong” videogame match; “Taxi to the Dark Side,” which examines torture in Afghanistan; and “War Dance,” about three Ugandan children preparing for a music competition.

Among other entries rounding out the section and competing for the E20,000 ($28,000) Cult Prize are Aussie docu “Forbidden Lies,” about writer Norma Khouri’s literary hoax; Italy’s offbeat “Le pere di Adamo,” which correlates patterns in class struggle and changes in the weather; and “Sigur Ros -- Heima,” about the band Sigur Ros performing in their native Iceland.

A separate Extra subdivision comprises U.S. helmer Adam Wingard’s indie horror pic “Pop Skull”; docu “Clint Eastwood, A Life in Film” by Michael Henry Wilson; Rolf De Heer’s homage to classic silent comedies “Dr. Plonk”; Jonathan Demme’s post-Katrina account “New Home Movies From the Lower 9th Ward”; and Italo helmer-pop star Franco Battiato’s reflection on spirituality “Nothing Is as It Seems.”

The Rome Film Festival runs Oct. 18-27. Its main lineup will be announced Sept. 27.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: MacGuffin on October 30, 2007, 12:15:22 AM
Ledger, Penn take part in Malick's 'Life'
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Heath Ledger and Sean Penn are in talks to star in "Tree of Life," with River Road Entertainment finally bringing writer-director Terrence Malick's long-gestating drama to life.

Ledger would take the lead opposite an actress to be determined, with Penn in a supporting role.

Malick also is in talks, with principal photography set to begin in March.

River Road founder Bill Pohlad will produce with Sarah Green, Malick's producer on his last feature "The New World."

The film's plot has been closely guarded, but is described by an insider as a complex drama.

"New World" lead Colin Farrell was in talks to star in the feature two years ago, with about a third of the shoot set for India, but the star and location are no longer part of the project.

If anyone has the muscle to bring "Life" to the screen, it's River Road.

The company produced Focus Features' highest-grossing film "Brokeback Mountain" starring Ledger, and Penn's recent directorial effort for Paramount Vantage, "Into the Wild."

Other projects the outfit has partly or totally produced and financed include Focus' "Lust, Caution" and the recent Roadside Attractions pickup "Chicago 10."

Penn has been a longtime Malick supporter and friend, starring in his war drama "The Thin Red Line." Ledger appears in "I'm Not There" and next summer's Batman feature "The Dark Night."
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pubrick on October 30, 2007, 12:43:11 AM
still my favourite movie of all time (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=245.msg234162#msg234162) (so far).

Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Sunrise on October 30, 2007, 08:18:11 AM
still my favourite movie of all time (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=245.msg234162#msg234162) (so far).

That just might prove prophetic.

It's great that this project is finally looking like it will go forward with Ledger and Penn on board. That's great news. On the Days of Heaven commentary Malick's collaborators mentioned multiple times how many projects has been developing over the last couple of decades...he just can't turn the corner and get them made. This one doesn't appear to fall into that category but it does make you wonder what other gems could be on deck.

I finally got around to seeing Days of Heaven. The only Malick film I haven't purchased. Beautiful film but I don't think I'll buy this one. Really gorgeous movie.

If this is still true...you're missing out. Certainly Days could fit into your buying schedule. And the new transfer is extraordinary.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: MacGuffin on December 19, 2007, 12:24:00 AM
Pitt in talks to star in 'Tree of Life'
Sean Penn to co-star in Malick drama
Source: Variety
 
Brad Pitt is in talks to climb into "Tree of Life," a drama Terrence Malick wrote and will direct.

River Road is financing, and Bill Pohlad is producing with Sarah Green ("The New World") and Grant Hill.

Pitt, who recently ankled the Universal Pictures drama "State of Play," would replace Heath Ledger, who was skedded to star with Sean Penn in the Malick-directed drama, which begins production in the spring. Though Penn is booked to play the title character in the Gus Van Sant-directed "Harvey Milk," he's still expected to play a supporting role in "Tree of Life." Penn has an allegiance to River Road's Pohlad, who co-financed with Paramount Vantage the Penn-directed "Into the Wild."No deals have been made with Pitt or Penn. Pitt would have earned $20 million against gross to star in "State of Play," but he'll likely sign on to "Tree of Life" for nearly no upfront money.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: MacGuffin on January 18, 2010, 02:46:09 PM
Bigelow, Malick eye 'Held by the Taliban'
Based on New York Times reporter's five-part series
Source: Hollywood Reporter
 
How hot is Kathryn Bigelow?

Hot enough that mere interest in the project has sent waves across the town and the Internet, making it seem that the director of "The Hurt Locker" is attached to something she is not. And she's not the only one, because Terrence Malick is also circling.

"Held by the Taliban" is a package that has been out to studios that aims to adapt a five-part New York Times series about David Rohde's experience as a captive of the Taliban in Afghanistan for seven months. (The reporter was kidnapped with two Afghan colleagues on Nov. 10, 2008, as they traveled to an interview with a Taliban commander outside of Kabul.)

Stephen Belber, who most recently wrote and directed the Jennifer Aniston comedy "Management," is attached to adapt, and Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall is attached to produce in a package that went out to certain studios.

Bigelow's name was linked to their package, as the director expressed interest in the articles, which seem right up her alley in light of "Locker." But she is not attached, according to CAA, which reps her, or ICM, which reps New York Times.

In the latest development, Malick has tossed him name into the "Taliban" ring, saying he wants to act as a producer and pitch his take on the material to buyers. At this juncture, it is unlikely that Malick's and Kennedy/Marshall's projects could coexist unless there were talks to bring the parties together.

It's a testament to the strength of the material that "Taliban" is attracting Malick, a filmmaker reknown for being extraordinarily picky about his projects. While Malick's past projects, including "The Lost World" and "The Thin Red Line," keep him in the director's chair about once per decade, he has been slightly more active as a producer in recent years, including "The Unforeseen" and "Amazing Grace."

The deal for the articles, and who will direct or produce, is likely to be decided by the end of this weekend.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: polkablues on January 18, 2010, 03:21:39 PM
If you had told me a year ago that in 2010, Terrence Malick and Kathryn Bigelow would be competing for projects, I would have punched you right in the pants.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Fernando on January 18, 2010, 03:43:02 PM
Bigelow, Malick eye 'Held by the Taliban'
Based on New York Times reporter's five-part series
Source: Hollywood Reporter
 
It's a testament to the strength of the material that "Taliban" is attracting Malick, a filmmaker reknown for being extraordinarily picky about his projects. While Malick's past projects, including "The Lost World" and "The Thin Red Line," keep him in the director's chair about once per decade...

INVALIDATED
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Stefen on January 18, 2010, 03:48:01 PM
They got their dinosaur movies mixed up!
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: modage on February 03, 2010, 02:49:54 PM
Terry Malick Romances Next Drama Film
By Nikki Finke

The notoriously reclusive filmmaker has lured no less than Christian Bale, Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams, and Olga Kurylenko into the as yet untitled love story he's written and directed. Shooting begins this fall. Now FilmNation Entertainment has come on board to handle the international sales and distribution of the pic which will be available to foreign buyers for the first time at the European Film Market in Berlin. The film will be produced by Nicolas Gonda, Sarah Green and Bill Pohlad. Malick's previous films include: Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line and The New World. His latest The Tree of Life is due for release this year.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: matt35mm on February 03, 2010, 04:33:06 PM
He's lining shit up like mad! Is Terrence Malick the new Steven Soderbergh?
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Fernando on February 03, 2010, 04:37:56 PM
yeah, what a wonderful time for cinephiles.


now...where's the goddamn trailer of tree of life?!
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pubrick on February 03, 2010, 06:28:25 PM
untitled love story he's written and directed. Shooting begins this fall.


uh.. is he time travelling?

of course! that explains EVERYTHING.

including his 20 year hiatus.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Stefen on February 04, 2010, 03:18:45 AM
Terry's just trolling.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on April 08, 2010, 09:40:51 AM
Yes, please!

Olga Kurylenko Talks Silent Audition With Terrence Malick For Untitled Romantic Drama (http://theplaylist.blogspot.com/2010/04/olga-kurylenko-talks-silent-audition.html)
via: The Playlist

In a profile of thesp in the print edition of Total Film, Olga Kurylenko has taken to discussing an interesting audition she took for Terrence Malick's upcoming romantic drama which also has Christian Bale, Javier Bardem and Rachel McAdams attached to star.

"[The audition] was mute," Kurylenko reveals. "I spent an hour doing five different scenes that he had described. I had to say nothing. It was all in the eyes. Can you believe that? That was difficult, believe me."

However, the actress was well prepped for the audition having just finished playing a mute warrior in Neil Marshall's "Centurion" something she found humorously coincidental, "exactly, interesting isn't it? Every movie does it's own thing."

"Oh... I can't really say [anything about the film]," Kurylenko concludes. "You know how it is. But it's going to be cool."

Interestingly, the article also noted that Kurylenko had recently been in contact with Lars von Trier. No mention was made but the Danish auteur is currently casting female leads for his psychological disaster flick, "Melancholia." Coincidence?
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pubrick on April 22, 2010, 10:53:56 AM
"[The audition] was mute," Kurylenko reveals. "I spent an hour doing five different scenes that he had described. I had to say nothing. It was all in the eyes. Can you believe that? That was difficult, believe me."

he stole that from kubrick. he is kubrick.

but then everyone would know that if they'd seen the Aryan Papers video installation (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=11009.msg287010#msg287010) i posted (please ignore the thread derailment). kubrick's audition process for Johanna ter Steege was similarly focussed on physicality of her performance. Olga Kurylenko's idea of what malick was looking for, that it was all in the eyes, may well be true but it's quite possible that he was also just looking at her hands or more likely her whole being. the idea is that this upcoming romantic drama might be Malick's first full on representative foray into the female theme.

to be honest his first exploration of the fairer sex is better phrased as the first time he distanced himself from masculine introspection. in this sense the first such instance would have been after the thin red line. the impenetrability of the female mindset is also too pessimistic a term for it, instead it's closer to an attempt to get at the nature of that which is most distant from our core definition of self -- and finding that it is a part of us too. in any case this all actually started with The New World, with its direct allusion between the mother and the earth, the mother and the water, pocohantas and the water. not so bluntly as that but i hope you get the bigger picture. just look to the start of the film, with pocohantas (UNNAMED OF COURSE) speaking directly through and with the water, her fluid motions as she dances with the wind in the fields, and the ending of the film as a return to the source. take my word for it, it's there.

and so while the film ostensibly is still necessarily about the conquerors, at least allowing them to drive the plot, the medium by which it plays seems to flow without restriction,. the narrative feels as freeflowing as the spirit that is released at the end of the film. malick is not concerned with male/female as he is concerned with the illusion of division in general. the good/evil ambiguity in thin red line transitions to the foreign/native in The New World. assigning oppositional values to things, as any Derridean knows, brings about the realisation that the one invariably embodies or has elements of the other. the journey that MAN takes in the new world is that of encountering, opposing, and ultimately surrendering to nature. the expedition from one land to another lies on the idea that stability awaits at either end. the journey itself is accepted to be transitional but what john smith learns is that the earth is all in transition, he returns to pocohantas with the illusion that her affection remains unchanged but any desire she had (she has his traits too) has given way to the effects of time.

while Tree of Life seems to be about men and boys again, the coming of age and specifically VERBALLY focussing on the father figure in any plot description we've seen so far, the female force must be the life cycle of the universe. the foreign/native illusion of the new world gives way to an exploration of the notion that our nature is shaped at all rather than gradually revealed. shaped/revealed. the differece in those two statements is the pull of time, one is caused the other is discovered. discovered in the sense of unveiling. the progression of the main human narrative which is shaped internally is now to be directly contrasted with the utterly massive life of the universe which is incomprehensibly distant in time, size, and all other measurements of scale. the connection between these two narratives is as natural as the relation between male and female, between native and foreign, us and the other, they all exist in a state of becoming each other.

the image this conjures in my mind is perfectly described at the end of the thin red line. it elucidates with such clarity all the things that i've discussed, it describes the feeling caught in the moment where the child becomes the man - looking back at the moment in childhood where the change occurred, the source, which is an instant as miniscule and incomprehensible as the passage of human life in the scale of the universe -- malick in the Tree of Life is looking at nature as an instant where everything meets itself, the release at the end of the thin red line corresponds directly to that in the new world, the scene i'm thinking of is where the soldier is looking at the land fading in the distance as he travels across the water and says the following:

I'm getting older now.
By no means old, but older.
Where is it that we were together?                  
Who were you that l lived with?
Walked with?
The brother.
The friend.
Darkness from light.
Strife from love.
Are they the workings of one mind?
The features of the same face?
Oh, my soul,
let me be in you now.
Look out through my eyes.
Look out at the things you made.
All things shining.

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Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pozer on April 22, 2010, 10:03:28 PM
hey pubrick, maybe stop posting your personal thoughts.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pubrick on April 22, 2010, 10:37:29 PM
and now i flush myself..

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/pubrick/emoticons/flush.gif)
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: hedwig on April 23, 2010, 12:36:41 PM
been away from the board for while (for me at least) and that was the first post i read upon returning.  it made me cry.

bravo P.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Stefen on April 23, 2010, 12:53:29 PM
where were you? were you posting on another board for awhile?
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: OrHowILearnedTo on July 10, 2010, 03:14:21 PM
So I also post at another board for hockey discussion. My team (The Canucks) just drafted a player who will be going to Harvard. In the discussion thread for this player one poster mentioned his time at Harvard is the sixties (he's mentioned before in unrelated threads his age and judging by his posting style he definitely seems legit) and in passing he mentioned this:

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My freshman roommate was accepted as a football player from Texas, but got a Rhodes, and then became a strange and cultish movie director.

I asked him who his roommate was and this was his response

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Terry Malick. You can google his movies.

To be honest, he seemed such a corn-pone Southerner, with such a thick accent, that I saw the surface only, and not the unique creative mind within. I began to see the light when his philosophy prof requested to keep his straight-A term paper on "Ontology in Heidegger," saying
"I've never seen a better treatment of this subject."

A wealthy alum tried to persuade him to go out for the Freshman football team . . . the reason he was admitted. Terry (we called him "Blanket-ass" for being from Oklahoma) invited me along to the dinner at the alum's Boston mansion. It was all small talk, but in the car on the way home,
Mr. Holloway popped the question, like we knew he would. Terry simply replied, after a long pause. "Waaaaallll, Misser Holloway, ah don think ah weel." Four years later, he was off to Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship.

On topic: I don't recall him liking hockey

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We roomed together with one other guy (who became my roommate for the final three years) in Matthews 38, which was JFK's freshman suite it seems, judging from the tourists who occasionally knocked on our door. After freshman year, Terry went to Adams House, known then as the house for artsy, bohemian intellectuals. It's where he belonged.

I can't tell more stories here . . . this is really OT. Anyway, Terry *loves* his privacy!

So anyways, just thought this was a cool "small world" type story to share with guys about one our favourites  :yabbse-smiley:
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pubrick on July 10, 2010, 10:38:26 PM
That's awesome man, thanks for sharing! His story sounds legit, i especially like the part where he assumes you've never heard of the guy.

Even if you couldn't get any more stories out of him, i think the one he chose to tell is one of the most revealing about Malick's early life. It's a major pivotal moment that obviously had great effect on his future. In fact, without even meaning to, this 60yr old hockey freak just shed some light one of the key transitions that have defined Malick's life to this point. While his real motivations remain unknown, the simple story and circumstances provide us with enough details to pretty much understand that he chose to become an academic simply because it was in his nature.

Putting on hold for a moment the relevance that "one's own nature" has to malick's entire film catalogue, it's a good time to review the other key transitions in Malick's life that have yet to be explained. The first has been answered:

1. college jock to genius
2. genius scholar to journalist
3. journalist to filmmaker
4. filmmaker to nomad
5. nomad to filmmaker

If i were his biographer i would follow that structure, with some minor transitions along the way. Clearly following up a person's college roommate always yields interesting results, the rest of the story would begin with his days in "Adams House" where he talks to some bohemian freak chick about philosophy while she places her foot on his heart.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Bethie on July 15, 2010, 02:06:09 AM
awesome.  :yabbse-thumbup:

i love gossip.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Fernando on August 12, 2010, 09:25:27 AM
Is Ben Affleck Going To Star In Terrence Malick's Next Film?

Terrence Malick isn't even finished the film he's working on now, but talk of his next project is already buzzing.

Way back in February it was reported that the director was going to shoot a film this fall, right after "The Tree Of Life" was in the can. As usual, details on the film were non-existent but it was said that Christian Bale (who had a role in Malick's 2005 film, "The New World") , Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams, and Olga Kurylenko were all on board for the untitled romantic drama. Well, with "The Tree Of Life" now in the midst of Malick's typically long post-production and editing process, the director's next film is looking less and less likely to shoot this fall.

But don't let that stop the rumors from flying. Tulsa World (via AICN) is reporting that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were recently spotted in Malick's hometown of Bartlesville, with Affleck apparently telling an employee of Broken Arrow’s Bass Pro Shop that he was buying fishing equipment because he was filming a movie in town where he would be playing a fisherman. One rumor said that Affleck was also given a tour of the Hughes Ranch which McAdams was shown back in 2009, but owner John Hughes denies that claim saying, “I sure haven’t seen any stars, but I sure have had the calls. This gal called, and she said, ‘Sir, I’m a single mom, and I need work as an extra on that movie they’re making out there.’ I had to disappoint her.”

Local officials say that other than the currently shooting “Bringing Up Bobby,” a Famke Janssen-directed drama starring Milla Jovovich and Bill Pullman, there are no plans as far as they know for a film to be shot in the region (or even the state) with Jill Simpson, the head of Oklahoma’s Film & Music Office adding, “After ['Bringing Up Bobby'], we won’t have anything filming in the state. Hopefully we will have one start in the fall.”

So what does this all mean? Well, all we know for sure is that Affleck and Garner were in Bartelsville, and no offense to the city's residents, we doubt it was just to hang out and view the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Price Tower. But file it under rumor and speculation for now, but the pairing of Affleck and Malick is certainly an intriguing proposition.

http://theplaylist.blogspot.com/2010/08/is-ben-affleck-going-to-star-in.html
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: modage on August 12, 2010, 03:03:53 PM
Update: According to The Wrap, Ben Affleck has indeed joined Terrence Malick's film replacing Christian Bale. Rachel Weisz has also joined the cast. Filming starts in October.

In other news, our brains just exploded. More to come....
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pubrick on August 12, 2010, 03:28:50 PM
It doesn't really matter cos you never really know who's in a Malick film until he's done cutting the shit out of the footage.

I think how Malick works is he gets in the cutting room and goes about removing each actor from the film one by one until he's left with a nice shot of parrots, a view of the sun through the tree tops, and maybe a couple of dinosaurs here and there. Then he goes about using all the dialogue recorded by the actors to make a poem to match the images he's assembled.

I guess what I'm saying is, after a year of post, all that will be left of Ben Affleck will be one line like "my daddy used to take me fishing" played over epic footage of two humpback whales duking it out. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8318000/8318182.stm)
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: squints on August 12, 2010, 03:57:35 PM
I have an old friend who works in the nicest restaurant in Bartlesville, OK (there are really only like four restaurants in bartlesville) and about two weeks ago he served Terrence Malick and Ben Affleck. Didn't think much of it at the time cause i knew malick was from roun these parts but...oh well
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Stefen on August 12, 2010, 05:04:06 PM
Affleck is going to have the most surprising resurgence of any hollywood player ever. I predict best director nod for The Town and then best actor nod for railroad movie he's doing with Malick.

EDIT: FUCK YOU NEW PAGE.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Gold Trumpet on August 12, 2010, 10:54:57 PM
Good Will Hunting is one of my favorite movies. After the movie was released, it seems both actors based their careers on what was fitting for the perception of their characters in that film, but I am glad things are evening out since both are responsible for that wonderful movie.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pubrick on August 18, 2010, 12:38:42 AM
EDIT: FUCK YOU NEW PAGE.

i feel for you but at least being at the top of a page guarrantees you will be read for some time to come.

some of my best work was on the previous page and now it's lost forever. the only person who responded being a freak who spends too much time GETTING HIGH to even post here anymore.

i don't think i'll bother next time.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Stefen on August 18, 2010, 01:43:04 AM
Yeah, but your work is good. Mine isn't. Every time I'm the first post on a new page it just means my dumbass post is going to be read a bunch of times.

Look, now I'm the guy who predicted that not only would Ben Affleck be the best director of the 10's, but he'd be the best actor, too.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: polkablues on August 18, 2010, 01:51:56 AM
Yeah, and considering this thread moves at a rate of about six months per page, you're going to be beholden to that prediction for a while.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Stefen on August 18, 2010, 02:04:03 AM
I know. FMP.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: squints on August 18, 2010, 01:46:34 PM
FMP.

Fuck My Parents?

Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Stefen on August 18, 2010, 01:58:21 PM
POSTING!
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pubrick on May 30, 2011, 08:12:39 PM
Sometimes, Terrence Malick Goes The Way of Nature

Terrence Malick's beautiful new film, The Tree of Life, meditates on God and love and stuff, but, sometimes, even the famously reclusive director fails to go "the way of grace," as Tree of Life puts it. According to Martin Sheen in this month's GQ, Malick's sensitive spot is his wife. "[Filming Badlands, producer] Lou Stroller made some comment about Mrs. Malick, and Terry was not having it, and beat the hell out of him," Sheen explains. "In true Texas style —he was so Texas. Didn’t even hesitate, just started swinging. They were down like two buffalo —they were big guys —and they were on the ground, rolling around, and Terry just whupped him. Oh, I acted outraged -- 'What a breakdown of discipline, this fighting on the set!' -- but I couldn’t have been prouder of him. Can you imagine? If more directors would beat up their producers, we’d have a lot more artistic freedom.” [GQ via Movieline]
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Stefen on May 30, 2011, 08:49:46 PM
Eff yeah.  :boxing:
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Mr. Merrill Lehrl on June 05, 2011, 01:57:56 PM
There are those of us who cannot yet see Tree of Life, and for us I have recently discovered an alternative Malick option:  Deadhead Miles on Netflix instant streaming!  I'm going to watch it tonight and I hope someone else does too and we can talk about it.

"This quirky cult comedy penned by Terrence Malick features Alan Arkin as Cooper, a trucker working for a shady outfit who picks up a stolen rig full of who-knows-what and heads off for who-knows-where. Lacking a traditional plot, Cooper's encounters with a bizarre cadre of outcasts are presented as a series of vignettes. Among those he meets are characters played by Bruce Bennett, Hector Elizondo, Charles Durning, Paul Benedict and Loretta Swit."
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: children with angels on June 05, 2011, 08:27:42 PM
Good find! I'd never even heard of it - must track it down (particularly given that it's been called "quirky"!)...
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Mr. Merrill Lehrl on June 06, 2011, 01:39:18 PM
Alan Arkin's Cooper is a playful and likable character who carries Deadhead Miles on his shoulders.  A heavy burden for someone whose philosophical remarks are, for example:

"Yeah, I used to believe in Jesus.  But then one night I wanted to make sure.  I was getting this funny play in second gear, you know?  So I took some clutch parts and I laid them under the rig and I went to sleep thinking, 'Okay, if you're Jesus you come on down, work on the clutch, maybe we talk a deal.'  Next morning, all them clutch parts was gone and I was still getting that play in second gear."

This he says to Paul Benedict's Hitchhiker while Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah plays on the drive-in screen.  He has what you might call Southern charm, very much like Kit it Badlands.  The movie, infused with road scenery, snapshots of lifestyles and attitudes encountered en route, and always with folk music on the soundtrack,  fits in its time.  You could double-feature it with Schatzberg's Scarecrow.

The comedy is well-constructed and often works.  Screenwriter Malick allows moments of curiosity (a woman tied to a stove by a long rope affixed to a belt around her waist), the supernatural (the legend of Johnny Mesquitero), the ridiculous, and zany.  Cooper, again like Kit, stumbles through his unplanned and wayward journey with a large degree of indifference.

"You know, you're not going to believe this, but I saw Ethel Merman once at a state fair.  In Kansas. 'Bout four years ago.  She came out there, sang a song:  four bars through it a hog, a hundred yards away, fell down dead on its side.  I swear that's the God's truth."

At its best the film evokes the strangeness and absurdity of living and being human.  The lack of a central theme sometimes causes the energy to dip.  As the hitchhiker comments, "It's as interesting as you are interested."
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: OrHowILearnedTo on June 06, 2011, 06:12:48 PM
You could double-feature it with Schatzberg's Scarecrow.

Ah, this is what I like to hear! Scarecrow is definitely one of my favourites. It's a real shame Netflix is so horrible in Canada.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: MacGuffin on November 22, 2011, 02:32:28 PM
Interview with editor, Billy Weber:

http://www.terrencemalick.org/2011/11/all-things-shining-interviews-billy.html
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: MacGuffin on June 13, 2012, 09:15:00 PM
Terrence Malick Accidentally Filmed By TMZ (Video)
Source: THR

The celebrity gossip site videotaped an exchange with actor Benicio del Toro, unaware that his dinner companion was the "Tree of Life" director.

For better or worse, Terrence Malick fans no longer have the same old press photo to look at when they want an image of the reclusive filmmaker.

Saturday night, TMZ reported an on-camera exchange with actor Benicio del Toro, inadvertently capturing Malick at the same time. As an interviewer questioned del Toro outside a Hollywood restaurant about which countries should be inducted into “the Union,” Malick was captured in the background as he waited with the actor at the valet stand.

TMZ was unaware of Malick’s identity until Vulture picked up the story early Wednesday and pointed out the filmmaking titan’s presence. Malick, the director of Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line and Tree of Life, is notoriously press shy, seldom conducting interviews – even, or perhaps especially, to promote his films. But even though the new footage won’t likely provide any new glamour shots of the filmmaker, it’s noteworthy for being one of the very few images of Malick in any form for several years. (The picture at the top of this story is the same one many media outlets have used for years.)

Watch the video below for the first public image of mythical director Terrence Malick:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/terrence-malick-tmz-accidentally-filmed-337220
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: chere mill on June 13, 2012, 10:08:50 PM
total morons. malick doesn't have a young and pretty enough face so who gives a fuck about him. i like how he nervously turns away from the camera and tries to wander away. i'm sure he would have no patience even if tmz was interested in him.

reminds me of the paparazzi who took a prairie home companion photo of "some old guy" touching lindsay lohan's leg. that old guy happened to be robert altman.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Brando on June 14, 2012, 02:42:59 PM
The same thing happened a couple of years ago. TMZ was stalking Brad Pitt while he had a lunch with Malick. TMZ tried to talk to Pitt while he and Malick left the restaurant. In the video, Malick was in the background holding a folder in front of his face. TMZ have those videos where the TMZ people talk about the video and they were making fun of Malick cause they didn't know who he was. They thought he was some random guy trying to hide from the paparazzi when they were clearly just interested in Pitt.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Ravi on August 02, 2012, 05:44:09 PM
http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/diane-kruger-to-star-in-latest-abe-lincoln-movie-this-one-produced-by-terrence-malick/

Diane Kruger To Star In Latest Abe Lincoln Movie, This One Produced By Terrence Malick
By MIKE FLEMING | Thursday August 2, 2012 @ 6:39pm EDT

EXCLUSIVE: The 16th U.S. president continues to a hot box office commodity. The next film about Abraham Lincoln is The Green Blade Rises, and Diane Kruger has been set to play Sarah Lincoln, Abe’s beautiful stepmother. The film was written and will be directed by AJ Edwards, with Terrence Malick producing with Nicolas Gonda and Charley Beil. This version tells the story of America’s greatest hero, the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him forever and the two women who guided him to immortality. One is his stepmother, who becomes an influential figure for the future president.

The film is being shot in black and white and will begin production in the fall. It spans three formative years of his life in the vast wilderness of Indiana. And no, there will be no vampires. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has already hit theaters, and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln will be released November 9, with Daniel Day-Lewis playing the Great Emancipator. Kruger is repped by UTA, Untitled and UK-based Ken McReddie Associates.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Cloudy on August 05, 2012, 01:05:48 AM
Here's a beautiful D. H. Lawrence poem that looks to have influenced the title of the film, or the film in general. Had a lot of impact on me:

http://afterhisimage.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/ship-of-death/

"to the wonder"
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: DocSportello on October 13, 2012, 07:51:37 PM
Shit just got strange...


Rooney Mara Joins the Black Lips on Guitar at Austin City Limits
Ryan Gosling looks on during shoot for top-secret Terrence Malick project

By
Rolling Stone   
October 13, 2012 2:30 PM

Actress Rooney Mara joined psych-rockers the Black Lips onstage at Austin City Limits on Friday, backing up the band on guitar – or at least pretending to – as part of a shoot for Terrence Malick's top-secret next movie. A reporter from SlashFilm caught a brief snippet of the guest appearance on camera.

Also onstage: Ryan Gosling, Mara's co-star, who watched the set from the sidelines.

While details of Malick's new project remain shrouded in mystery, the director shot more scenes for the film at last year's Austin City Limits fest with Christian Bale, who is playing the lead role. Bale was shot roaming the festival grounds and playing bongos onstage during the Fleet Foxes' set.

The Untitled Terrence Malick Project also co-stars Michael Fassbender, Cate Blanchett and Holly Hunter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aUCtrlLQZo

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/rooney-mara-joins-the-black-lips-on-guitar-at-austin-city-limits-20121013#ixzz29EIaMmLN


I'm a huuuge Black Lips fan so to know that they may potentially be in the new Malick film is particularly mind-blowing for me. So weird though.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pedro on November 17, 2012, 04:07:44 PM
I saw Terrence Malick last night.

I live in Austin and, as we all know, Malick has been shooting here.  I decided to take a friend to a favorite country music venue of mine.  The stage is in front of a dance floor, and there is table seating to the side.  As we watched the band and the couples dancing, I saw a familiar face go by.  Terrence Malick was dancing with his partner.  I did not approach him.  By the time I had the nerve to consider paying him a compliment, he was nowhere to be found.  I did, however, take a video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MGyHS8jwY0
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: modage on November 18, 2012, 12:41:56 PM
The only way you could've truly paid him a compliment is if after filming him for a few seconds, you found a beam of light or a small mouse scurrying across the floor and panned over to capture its beauty leaving Malick & his partner just out of frame.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: md on November 18, 2012, 02:35:22 PM
The aire of respect for that man is captured quite well in that little clip.  Although it was probably not by design, I love how that fast paced dancer slowed down and moved out of the way for a man that was moving (with his girl) at his own pace. 
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Just Withnail on November 18, 2012, 03:05:54 PM
The only way you could've truly paid him a compliment is if after filming him for a few seconds, you found a beam of light or a small mouse scurrying across the floor and panned over to capture its beauty leaving Malick & his partner just out of frame.

But don't you see, this clip is in itself just that: a chance encounter with a beautiful, shy animal, a fleeting moment of transcendence captured on tape. It's the most Malickian thing I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Bethie on December 02, 2012, 11:20:23 PM
if there wasn't video proof, I would think your story was just a dream.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: tpfkabi on May 25, 2013, 10:23:55 PM
Just read through the thread.
I finally saw Days of Heaven a few weeks ago, and was blown away after the 2nd viewing.
Paul is constructing his movies like this, shooting one thing and after editing, going somewhere different. Or maybe 'finding' the movie in post production.
Then there is the ad libbed narration.
The pick up shots made in a pool / fish tank.
The reverse locust shot.

This is one of the best movies I've seen in a while.

I've had Tree of Life since Jan 2012 and still haven't watched it. I get the feeling it is a movie I want to watch with no distractions, and I rarely get the chance to watch movies like that anymore.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Just Withnail on May 26, 2013, 04:08:01 AM
The only way you could've truly paid him a compliment is if after filming him for a few seconds, you found a beam of light or a small mouse scurrying across the floor and panned over to capture its beauty leaving Malick & his partner just out of frame.

But don't you see, this clip is in itself just that: a chance encounter with a beautiful, shy animal, a fleeting moment of transcendence captured on tape. It's the most Malickian thing I've ever seen.

also, twirling
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pubrick on May 26, 2013, 10:15:19 AM
Malick's favourite simpsons moment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSpSkWPBx6M
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Lottery on May 26, 2013, 06:58:45 PM
Malick could be the ultimate Bollywood music video director.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Pubrick on October 04, 2013, 11:38:54 AM
interesting details about one of Malick's upcoming movies (how many is he making??), titled Knight of Cups. provided by Cate Blanchett who says this about her role and Malick's approach to cinema:

“It was a cross between cinema, philosophy, poetry and a quasi religious experience,” she said of the film’s little-known plot.

“It’s almost like he’s inventing a new form. And I don’t know what my ultimate role in that will be, but it was certainly an extraordinary experience,” she said. “He kept saying he wanted ‘to catch life on the wing,” she added. “You weren’t so much playing characters as you were playing states of being or moments in time.”


source: EW (http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/10/03/cate-blanchett-new-york-film-festival/).

this is the first i've even heard of this movie, apparently one of two that he shot back to back. as far as the title goes, he's still on some mystical shit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knight_of_Cups).
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Sleepless on October 04, 2013, 01:50:19 PM
Wasn't Knight of Cups the one he shot test footage of at ACL a few years back? Or was this the second of the two he was supposedly doing back to back with Christian Bale?
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Ravi on May 13, 2014, 05:31:05 PM
Terrence Malick's 'Voyage of Time' Heads to Cannes -- It's His "Most Ambitious Film to Date" (http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/terrence-malicks-the-voyage-of-time-heads-to-cannes)
by Beth Hanna
May 13, 2014 11:51 AM

Ever wonder about Terrence Malick's 30-years-in-the-making "Voyage of Time"? Well, it seems the film will now emerge at the upcoming Cannes market. Wild Bunch and Berlin-based Sophisticated Films are set to present first images from the feature to festival buyers.

With the announcement comes some clarification (though not too much) on what the film is even about. Per Wild Bunch, the film "is a celebration of the earth, displaying the whole of time, from the birth of the universe to its final collapse." And more specifically: it “examines all that went to prepare the miracle that stands before us now. After the nebulae and supernovae, after the lands of lava and smoke, after the elaboration of the first cells, first fish, first amphibians and reptiles, this great wonder!”

The film has come together with the involvement of "leading experts in natural history cinematography" who have been using IMAX cameras to capture the images. Wild Bunch goes so far as to call "Voyage of Time" the mysterious director's "most ambitious film to date."

Though it will be first glimpsed this week, "Voyage of Time" still has another small voyage of time before arriving on the big screen. They're saying it will hit theaters in a feature-length version in 2016, with a 40-minute version in the large format.

Brad Pitt's Plan B is one of the film's producers, leaving Variety to speculate that Pitt may very well narrate the film.
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Post by: Ravi on February 05, 2015, 01:59:13 AM
Terrence Malick’s ‘Voyage of Time’ Locks Financing with Imax, Broad Green (http://variety.com/2015/film/news/terrence-malicks-voyage-of-time-locks-financing-with-imax-broad-green-1201422316/)
FEBRUARY 3, 2015 | 09:00AM PT
Dave McNary
Film Reporter
@Variety_DMcNary

Imax and Broad Green Pictures have joined Sophisticated Films and Wild Bunch to complete financing of Terrence Malick’s long-anticipated “Voyage of Time.”

Under the deal, Broad Green will have the first opportunity to distribute “Voyage of Time” in North America following the exclusive Imax release.

The move by Broad Green, a distributor launched last summer by brothers Gabriel and Daniel Hammond, follows the acquisitions of Robert Redford’s “A Walk in the Woods” last week at Sundance and several titles at Toronto including “99 Homes,” starring Andrew Garfield.

The Hammond brothers will also executive produce “Voyage of Time,” joining seven other exec producers including Tanner Beard, Mary Bing, Yves Chevalier, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Jacques Perrin, Ryan Rettig and Donald Rosenfeld.

Producers are Dede Gardner, Nicolas Gonda, Sarah Green, Grant Hill, Brad Pitt, Bill Pohlad and Sophokles Tasioulis are producing.

The deal was announced with Malick’s “Knight of Cups,” starring Christian Bale, due to premiere in competition at the Berlin Film Festival this week. His “Tree of Life” won the Palme d’Or at Cannes four years ago; Malick’s “To the Wonder” debuted in 2012.

Wild Bunch began selling “Voyage” at last year’s Cannes Film Festival and has closed deals for Japan with Gaga, France with Mars, Lumiere for Benelux and Edko for Hong Kong.

“Voyage of Time” is described as a “celebration of the universe, displaying the whole of time, from its start to its final collapse.”

Tuesday’s announcement said Malick is working first in the Imax format for a 40-minute version with scientific narration by Brad Pitt, followed by a 35mm feature-length version with narration by Cate Blanchett.

The film is also the first recipient of financing from Imax’s Original Film Fund, first reported by Variety in Cannes in May to co-finance a portfolio of 10 original Imax films.

”Terrence Malick is one of the most innovative filmmakers in the world, and has literally been designing and making this movie with large-format cameras for over 30 years,” said Greg Foster, CEO of Imax Entertainment. “To be able to launch our Film Fund portfolio with Malick and his imaginative style of filmmaking is capturing lightning in a bottle.”

“Terrence Malick is an innovator of epic scope,” said Gabriel and Daniel Hammond of Broad Green Pictures. “We have long admired his work and could not be more excited to partner with him on this.”

The deal was negotiated with the legal support of Stefan Lutje of Olswang Germany LLP, Alan Sacks at Frankfurt Kurnit and Christopher Tricarico at Broad Green.
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Post by: wilder on June 22, 2016, 05:02:09 PM
Terrence Malick’s Next Film Is WW2 Drama ‘Radegund’ Starring ‘Inglourious Basterds’ Actor August Diehl
via The Playlist

Once upon a time you went literally decades between Terrence Malick films. Now there’s so many of them that there’s a backlog — “Knight Of Cups” only just hit theaters, there’s still no firm word on when “Weightless” will arrive, and documentary “Voyage Of Time” is a few months away as well. And Malick shows no sign of stopping, as news has arrived that he’s got financing for a new project.

Arriving in the German press including Weltfäliche Nachrichten and trade site Blickpunkt: Film is the news that Malick has been given 400,000 Euros by a German funding body towards the production of “Radegund,” which will shoot at the famous Studio Babelsberg this summer. The film will star “Inglourious Basterds” actor August Diehl as Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian man who opposed the Nazis, and refused to fight as a conscientious objector, causing him to be executed by the Nazis in 1943. (A newcomer called Valerie Pachner will also appear).

Initially condemned by his fellow Catholic countrymen, he was rediscovered in the 1960s thanks to a biography, was previously the subject of a film by Axel Corti in 1971, and in 2007 was beatified and declared a martyr by Pope Benedict XVI.
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: Sleepless on June 23, 2016, 09:03:35 AM
Dude needs to chill a bit and appreciate the simple things in life like the way sunlight hits a field of grass blowing gently in the breeze.

Synopsis really doesn't sound much. A bit too Spielbergian, although how much plot will actually make it into the final product? Of course, if this ends up being closer to TRL and earlier/classic Malick then could be something special.

Blickpunkt sounds like a Euro trash TV show in which dumb Leave-voting Brits are pranked relentlessly and we all laugh at their xenophobic ways.
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Post by: Lottery on October 25, 2016, 08:20:38 PM
https://thefilmstage.com/features/terrence-malick-talks-filmmaking-and-his-future-in-rare-live-appearance/

Neat stuff.
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Post by: Just Withnail on February 27, 2017, 11:27:54 AM
New clips from Snog to Snog (https://thefilmstage.com/news/watch-terrence-malicks-perfume-commercial-starring-angelina-jolie)
Title: Re: Terrence Malick
Post by: jenkins on July 22, 2017, 04:37:18 PM
via New Bev fb, Terrence Malick to Mike Hodges about The Terminal Man

(http://i.imgur.com/Vwie6U9.jpg)