The Cinema of Terrence Malick: Poetic Visions of America (Directors' Cuts) ebook
by Hannah Patterson
The Cinema of Terrence M. .has been added to your Cart. Hannah Patterson is a freelance writer and critic. Series: Directors' Cuts.
The Cinema of Terrence M. Paperback: 224 pages.
Series: Directors' Cuts.
Poetic Visions of America. John Madden, in his short book The Poetry of Cinema, lists a range of elements which he believes apply to poetic cinema films: ‘1. Open forms, 2. Ambiguity, 3. Expressionism, 4. Non-linearity, 5. Psychology, 6. Digressions, 7. Subjectivity, 8. Revision of a genre. All of these, he argues, are ‘hallmarks of the European art cinema’ (1994: 1). Some are certainly useful in any analysis of Malick’s work – open forms, ambiguity, revision of genre – and position him within a certain ‘poetic’ European tradition.
Terrence Malick is one of Hollywood's most enigmatic and legendary film-makers. 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. series Directors' Cuts. Featuring two new original essays on his latest career landmark and extensive analysis of The Thin Red Line-Malick's haunting screen treatment of World War II-this is an essential study of a visionary poet of American cinema.