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Terrence Malick: The Art Of Voiceover

No film-maker employs voiceover quite like Terrence Malick, or as often. Sometimes it can seem naive, like Sissy Spacek’s Holly in Badlands (“One day, while taking a look at some vistas in Dad’s stereopticon, it hit me that I was just this little girl, born in Texas, whose father was a sign painter, who only […]

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Malick’s The Thin Red line: An Addendum

Two major WWII films were released in 1998, both to critical acclaim. Now, I like Saving Private Ryan, I also like The Thin Red Line. But which is better? There’s only one way to find out – FIGHT! To be serious though, each has both merits and faults. I am firmly in the camp that Ryan is two brilliant, visceral, “war […]

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