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Terrence Malick
« on: April 17, 2003, 01:42:23 AM »
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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.
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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2003, 01:53:44 AM »
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i really didn't like the thin red line

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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2003, 02:09:12 AM »
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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.
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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2003, 06:51:29 AM »
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malick only makes movies when he has something to say, unlike many others.

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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2003, 12:30:47 PM »
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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.
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When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2003, 12:53:47 PM »
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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.

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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2003, 12:58:41 PM »
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I do.
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2003, 03:16:49 PM »
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I do.


And for that, I thank you...

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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2003, 03:51:42 PM »
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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.

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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2003, 03:52:27 PM »
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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.
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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2003, 03:57:37 PM »
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Yeah, me too.


But ebs, you gotta go see TTRL fucking NOW! I mean NOW, son. GO! GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2003, 05:08:58 PM »
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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.

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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2003, 12:04:20 PM »
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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.

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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2003, 12:27:27 PM »
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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.

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Re: Terrence Malick
« Reply #14 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.

 

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