Episode 131: Terrence Malick Part Two

The Director's Club concludes our look at the films of Terrence Malick, from an appropriately epic examination of "The Tree of Life" through the more improvisational and abstract efforts of his later movies.  Thanks to the help of Peter Richards from the Chicago Film Discussion Group, we aim to get a fuller look at what's amazing, infuriating, and fascinatingly unique about this later part of his movie career!

0:00 "The Tree Of Life" (The "most" Malick?, Chastain's emotional foundation, "Funeral Canticle" byJohn Tavener and Mother Thekla, the Global Fast Forward, "Lacrimosa 2" by Zbigniew Preisner,  Jurrasic Mercy, Navigating Grace and Nature, Pitt's best performance, "Snippets of Memory",  "Siciliana Da Antiche Danze Ed Arie Suite III" by Ottorino Respighi, "MVlast Moldau (Vltava)" byBed.ich Smetana, some staggering images, holding onto the light, "The Grande Messe des morts, Op. 5"  by Hector Berlioz)

42:49 "To The Wonder" (the C.S.I. Moment, "Everybody Loves Ben", Affleck's "range" of motion, a switch suggestion, big place that can't get filled, the priest's purpose, the main theme by Hanan Townshend)

1:04:02"Knight of Cups" (parables and pilgrims, Malick's Eyes Shut?, a fetching film, the Pan Brothers, Blanchett and Portman, card from the bottom of the Tarot, "soul fluid", the symbolic shore)

1:31:31 "Voyage of Time" ("Mother" by Tori Amos, "Mother" by Pink Floyd, "Mother" by Danzig)

1:43:08 "Song to Song" ("Birdland" by the Patti Smith Group; the archetype understory; Portman's lesson; Malick and rock music; true feeling; for "Shame", Fassbender....)

2:07:36 Outro (What's next for Malick?, Crazy Dream Collaboration, Favorite Malick shots)

James Laczkowski