8424Re: [terrencemalick] Malick sightings
- May 19, 2012Thanks for posting...the comments below clip are humorous..."HE DOES EXIST!!!"
I finally saw Tree of Life.
The mom floating was trippy.
Brad Pitt's face is too kindly-looking to convincingly play a mean father.
I related to the part where the family relaxes when the dad leaves for his trip...my father was much harsher than Malick's appeared to be, though. (Isn't it generally agreed this film is about Malick's own family?)
Liked the originality of presentation, though a small part of me agrees withChristopher Plummer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw08GQw0hBI
However, Malick doesn't "need a writer." He's a great writer himself, evidenced by his characterizations, dialogue, detailed descriptions, and general subtlety that marks a good writer in the two scripts I've read, Badlands and Days of Heaven.Starting with The Thin Red Line, he favors an Eastern style of story-telling, where "external" plot is not as important as "internal" plot (see http://www.svic.net/pearl/plot.html,) and there is no clearly-delineated exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, or denouement. Not necessarily a bad thing, but unsettling to those who cannot forego the Western-style "external" plot.
I appreciate Malick thumbing his nose at the conventions of Western story-telling, yet I like his first two films, the two that display more conventional story lines, better than his later films. Not sure what that means.
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> From: vanvutu <vanvutu@...>
>Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:38 PM
>Subject: [terrencemalick] Malick sightings
>From the current (May/June) issue of FILM COMMENT:
>Longtime Austin resident Terrence Malick
>was spotted at SXSW shooting material
>for his film about local music scenesters.
>Once known as LAWLESS, the movie awaits
>a re-christening after Malick generously
>ceded the title to John Hillcoat, who'd
>wanted it for the upcoming Prohibition
>crime drama. Not-LAWLESS stars Christian
>Bale, Ryan Gosling, Cate Blanchett,
>Rooney Mara, and Natalie Portman, and
>will be followed, per Malick's newly accel-
>erated rate of production, by KNIGHT OF
>CUPS, which re-teams Bale-Blanchett-
>Portman and is apparently named after
>a tarot card. No reports at press time of
>demand for the latter title.
>And here is a video of Malick filming something with Christian Bale.During the shooting, a female bystander interrupts by offering Bale a canned beverage, which he accepts. She walks away saying, "That was so awesome!"
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