The Films Of Terrence Malick

The Films Of Terrence Malick

by James Morrison, Thomas Schur
     
 

ISBN-10: 027597247X

ISBN-13: 9780275972479

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Despite overwhelming acclaim for his work, director Terrence Malick remains an under-examined figure of an era of filmmaking that also produced such notables as Robert Altman, Francis Ford Coppola, and Martin Scorsese. His films Badlands and Days of Heaven remain benchmarks of American cinema, while his recent The Thin Red Line returned him to

Overview

Despite overwhelming acclaim for his work, director Terrence Malick remains an under-examined figure of an era of filmmaking that also produced such notables as Robert Altman, Francis Ford Coppola, and Martin Scorsese. His films Badlands and Days of Heaven remain benchmarks of American cinema, while his recent The Thin Red Line returned him to the pantheon of American directors. In this new study, authors James Morrison and Thomas Schur examine each of his films in detail, drawing on extensive archival research to construct a portrait of his working methods as a director as well as the thematic, aesthetic, and cultural components of his work.

Moreover, aside from tracing the development of Malick's filmmaking from its beginnings to the present, the book compares his finished pictures to their original shooting scripts, and so provides a unique means of exploring the nature of his working methods and the ways in which they influence the final products. Revealing the ways in which these films connect to and depart from evolving traditions of the last 30 years, The Films of Terrence Malick provides a comprehensive and penetrating study as well as an informative and adventurous work of film criticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275972479
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Preface

Things Make Themselves Known: An Overview of Malick's Work

Streams of Consciousness, Spools of History: Days of Heaven

A Sense of Things: Reflections on Malick's Films

In Production: On the Work of Style

Filmography

Bibliography

Index

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