All Things Shining: A Five Part In Depth Analysis of Terrence Malick Filmography
I had the chance to discover Malick at the theater when The Thin Red Line came out in 1999 and I feel lucky that he hasn’t disappeared for another twenty years and has, on the contrary, been working on projects at an exponential speed.
Malick is an anomaly in the Hollywood System, respected and admired by his peers, the man seems to have always managed to do whatever he wants, even though what he wants to do doesn’t reach more than a handful of people. I don’t know how he gets financing, how he writes his scripts, how he collaborates with hundreds of people and explains his unique vision, but it always results in breathtaking and unique movies that stay and grow in you (or me at least).
Malick doesn’t give any interviews and speculation can only go so far, but I am hoping that now that he is back in the business of making movies (he has two projects officially in the working at the moment) someone is taking diligent notes.
In the meantime, whether you are familiar with Malick’s work or not, watching Seitz videos is a great way to either discover his magical universe or to refresh your memory in a Proustian fashion.
Below is the two-parts video dedicated to Tree of Life, co-directed by Seitz and Serena Bramble:
To watch the integrality of the videos dedicated to Malick’s filmography, click here.