The Cinema of Terrence Malick

The Cinema of Terrence Malick

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With 2005's acclaimed and controversial The New World, one of cinema's most enigmatic filmmakers returned to the screen with only his fourth feature film in a career spanning thirty years. While Terrence Malick's work has always divided opinion, his poetic, transcendent filmic language has unquestionably redefined modern cinema, and with a new feature scheduled for 2008, contemporary cinema is finally catching up with his vision. This updated second edition of The Cinema of Terrence Malick: Poetic Visions of America charts the continuing growth of Malick's oeuvre, exploring identity, place, and existence in his films. Featuring two new original essays on his latest career landmark and extensive analysis of The Thin Red Linea€”Malick's haunting screen treatment of World War II-this is an essential study of a visionary poet of American cinema.The wide static shots of Ford typically used deep focus, separating out a foreground and a background to create in the dynamic action of ... Later, Leonea#39;s camera in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) is more mobile, and more sophisticated in its use of off-screen space, ... In Badlands, where Cato flees back to his shack to escape the gun-toting Kit, his ... movement is constantly reducing distance, as in the fire sequences, the camera pressed close to the hurtling bodies that it tracks.

Title:The Cinema of Terrence Malick
Author: Hannah Patterson
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2012-05-29

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