History Creator / TerrenceMalick

20th Mar '17 11:09:38 PM alnair20aug93
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For a while it looked as if Malick might be going back into hibernation, but he returned in 2005 with ''Film/TheNewWorld'', a portrait of John Smith and Pocahontas. Like ''The Thin Red Line'' before it, ''The New World'' baffled audiences and critics when it was initially released, but has since been [[VindicatedByHistory acclaimed by critics as one of the best films of the 2000s]].

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For a while it looked as if Malick might be going back into hibernation, but he returned in 2005 with ''Film/TheNewWorld'', a portrait of John Smith and Pocahontas.UsefulNotes/{{Pocahontas}}. Like ''The Thin Red Line'' before it, ''The New World'' baffled audiences and critics when it was initially released, but has since been [[VindicatedByHistory acclaimed by critics as one of the best films of the 2000s]].
7th Mar '17 3:53:04 AM AlternativeCola
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For a while it looked as if Malick might be going back into hibernation, but he returned in 2005 with ''Film/TheNewWorld'', a portrait of John Smith and Pocahontas. Like ''The Thin Red Line'' before it, ''The New World'' baffled audiences and critics when it was initially released, but was since acclaimed by critics as one of the best films of the 2000s.

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For a while it looked as if Malick might be going back into hibernation, but he returned in 2005 with ''Film/TheNewWorld'', a portrait of John Smith and Pocahontas. Like ''The Thin Red Line'' before it, ''The New World'' baffled audiences and critics when it was initially released, but was has since been [[VindicatedByHistory acclaimed by critics as one of the best films of the 2000s.2000s]].
11th Feb '17 3:06:22 PM JamesAustin
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* ''{{Film/Badlands}}'' (1973)

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* ''{{Film/Badlands}}'' ''Film/{{Badlands}}'' (1973)



* ''Film/KnightOfCups '' (2015)
* ''Film/VoyageOfTime'' (2016)

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* ''Film/KnightOfCups ''Knight of Cups '' (2015)
* ''Film/VoyageOfTime'' ''Voyage of Time'' (2016)



!!Tropes that describe Malick and his films:

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!!Tropes that describe Malick's films:
* AllStarCast: [[invoked]] It's a testament to Malick's talent as a filmmaker that he is able to attract many top names to his films - the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thin_Red_Line_(1998_film)#Casting list of actors]] interested in appearing in ''Film/TheThinRedLine'' reads like a Who's Who of It Hollywood Players. The films themselves include stars such as Creator/RichardGere, Creator/JohnTravolta, Creator/AdrienBrody and more recently Creator/ColinFarrell, Creator/ChristianBale, Creator/BradPitt and Creator/SeanPenn (who, during the casting for ''The Thin Red Line'', straight up told
Malick "Give me a dollar and tell me where to show up")
* BillingDisplacement: [[invoked]] Especially common in
his films:latter three films. Actors with high billing often have roles that are little more than cameos.



-->'''Lennon''': "Is this how it goes?"\\
'''[[Creator/ChristianBale Bale]]''': "Yeah."\\
'''Lennon''': "Every day?"\\
'''Bale''': "Yeah."\\
'''Lennon''': "How long have you been doing this?"\\
'''Bale''': "This is, like, day 25."

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-->'''Lennon''': "Is -->'''Lennon:''' Is this how it goes?"\\
'''[[Creator/ChristianBale Bale]]''': "Yeah."\\
'''Lennon''': "Every day?"\\
'''Bale''': "Yeah."\\
'''Lennon''': "How
goes?\\
'''Creator/ChristianBale:''' Yeah.\\
'''Lennon:''' Every day?\\
'''Bale:''' Yeah.\\
'''Lennon:''' How
long have you been doing this?"\\
'''Bale''': "This
this?\\
'''Bale:''' This
is, like, day 25."25.
* CreatorBreakdown: [[invoked]] Some people claim this is the reason he didn't make a movie for 20 years.
* DeletedRole: [[invoked]] He is notorious for cutting actors out of his movies, or reducing their screen time to the point of insignificance, as he shapes his films as he is making them:
** In ''Film/TheThinRedLine'', Creator/BillyBobThornton, Creator/MartinSheen, Creator/GaryOldman, Creator/BillPullman, Lukas Haas, Creator/ViggoMortensen, and Creator/MickeyRourke all had their parts cut from the movie.
** In ''Film/ToTheWonder'', Creator/RachelWeisz, Creator/JessicaChastain, Creator/MichaelSheen, Creator/MichaelShannon, Amanda Peet, and Creator/BarryPepper all had scenes that were cut out of the final product.
* DescendedCreator: [[invoked]] Played a bit part in ''Badlands'' when the actor hired for the part didn't show up.
* DevelopmentHell: [[invoked]] He takes a very, very long time to work on his projects (most famously taking a twenty-year break between ''Film/DaysOfHeaven'' and ''Film/TheThinRedLine''), although lately he has been picking up the pace
* DoingItForTheArt: [[invoked]] His whole career. Malick is independently wealthy, and doesn't have to make movies to make his living. This also explains the lengthy production (and post-production) periods of his films, and the lengthy gaps between them.


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* ReclusiveArtist: [[invoked]] He hasn't given an interview since 1974, his contracts have stipulated that no pictures of him be taken on the set, and he doesn't attend official premieres of his films. Possibly averted, because friends say that he isn't really reclusive, and that he's just protective of his private life and prefers to work without press intrusion. He did show up for the official Cannes screening of The Tree of Life (but did not participate in the panel), and seemed rather comfortable with onlookers taking photos and video of him during the shooting of his latest film.


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* TroubledProduction: [[invoked]] Again, a result of his style of filmmaking. - shooting miles and miles of footage, then figuring it out in the editing room (which often leads to the above mentioned BillingDisplacement, where actors who once appeared in whole subplots end up getting reduced to a cameo):
** ''Film/DaysOfHeaven'': Malick and his cinematographer Nestor Almendros fought with the crew over how to shoot and light the film (the crew favoring more traditional Hollywood methods of lighting while Malick and Almendros wanted to solely use natural lighting from the sun, meaning they could only shoot for a few minutes every day when the lighting conditions were right) The harvesting machines kept breaking down, further slowing production. Not helping matters was Malick's very loose shooting schedule, which tended to change based on the weather and his mood (Helicopters were hired one day for a certain special effects shot, only for him to change his mind and shoot a different scene, resulting in the helicopters being put on hold at great expense)
** ''Film/TheThinRedLine'': After a twenty-year hiatus, Malick finally made the film, after months of pre-production. The production itself was extremely difficult, due to the logistics of transporting cast and crew around the jungle landscape, and once production wrapped he spent another two years editing the film.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[invoked]] Was originally planning to direct ''Che'', a project Creator/StevenSoderbergh and Benicio del Toro were working on. That didn't happen due to difficulties finding financing at the time leading to Malick departing to direct ''The New World'' instead, and Soderbergh wound up directing it himself. The finished product wound up being highly acclaimed in its own right, but it's difficult not to wonder how it would've turned out if Malick had directed it.
3rd Jan '17 8:31:18 AM BadSplice
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'''Bale''': "This is, like, day 25."\\

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'''Bale''': "This is, like, day 25."\\"
3rd Jan '17 8:30:54 AM BadSplice
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''[[Creator/ChristianBale Bale]]''': "Yeah."\\

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''[[Creator/ChristianBale '''[[Creator/ChristianBale Bale]]''': "Yeah."\\
3rd Jan '17 8:30:41 AM BadSplice
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* ''Song to Song'' (2017)


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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Malick has a wildly unconventional approach to filmmaking that pays dividends. [[Series/Reno911 Thomas]] [[Film/NightAtTheMuseum Lennon's]] experience working on ''Knight of Cups'' is recounted in [[http://www.businessinsider.com/thomas-lennon-terrence-malick-knight-of-cups-2016-2 this article]].
-->'''Lennon''': "Is this how it goes?"\\
''[[Creator/ChristianBale Bale]]''': "Yeah."\\
'''Lennon''': "Every day?"\\
'''Bale''': "Yeah."\\
'''Lennon''': "How long have you been doing this?"\\
'''Bale''': "This is, like, day 25."\\
15th Nov '16 8:46:46 PM jedidarrick
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* ReclusiveArtist: He hasn't given an interview since 1974, his contracts have stipulated that no pictures of him be taken on the set, and he doesn't attend official premieres of his films. Possibly averted, because friends say that he isn't really reclusive, and that he's just protective of his private life and prefers to work without press intrusion. He did show up for the official Cannes screening of The Tree of Life (but did not participate in the panel), and seemed rather comfortable with onlookers taking photos and video of him during the shooting of his latest film.
15th Nov '16 8:46:09 PM jedidarrick
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%%* LongTake



* TroubledProduction: Again, a result of his style of filmmaking. - shooting miles and miles of footage, then figuring it out in the editing room (which often leads to the above mentioned BillingDisplacement, where actors who once appeared in whole subplots end up getting reduced to a cameo)
** Film/DaysOfHeaven: Malick and his cinematographer Nestor Almendros fought with the crew over how to shoot and light the film (the crew favoring more traditional Hollywood methods of lighting while Malick and Almendros wanted to solely use natural lighting from the sun, meaning they could only shoot for a few minutes every day when the lighting conditions were right) The harvesting machines kept breaking down, further slowing production. Not helping matters was Malick's very loose shooting schedule, which tended to change based on the weather and his mood (Helicopters were hired one day for a certain special effects shot, only for him to change his mind and shoot a different scene, resulting in the helicopters being put on hold at great expense)
** Film/TheThinRedLine: After a twenty-year hiatus, Malick finally made the film, after months of pre-production. The production itself was extremely difficult, due to the logistics of transporting cast and crew around the jungle landscape, and once production wrapped he spent another two years editing the film.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was originally planning to direct ''Che'', a project Creator/StevenSoderbergh and Benicio del Toro were working on. That didn't happen due to difficulties finding financing at the time leading to Malick departing to direct ''The New World'' instead, and Soderbergh wound up directing it himself. The finished product wound up being highly acclaimed in its own right, but it's difficult not to wonder how it would've turned out if Malick had directed it.
15th Nov '16 8:27:48 PM jedidarrick
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* CreatorBreakdown: Some people claim this is the reason he didn't make a movie for 20 years.
* DeletedRole: He is notorious for cutting actors out of his movies, or reducing their screen time to the point of insignificance, as he shapes his films as he is making them:
** In ''Film/TheThinRedLine'', Creator/BillyBobThornton, Creator/MartinSheen, Creator/GaryOldman, Creator/BillPullman, Lukas Haas, Creator/ViggoMortensen, and Creator/MickeyRourke all had their parts cut from the movie.
** In ''Film/ToTheWonder'', Creator/RachelWeisz, Creator/JessicaChastain, Creator/MichaelSheen, Creator/MichaelShannon, Amanda Peet, and Creator/BarryPepper all had scenes that were cut out of the final product.
* DescendedCreator: Played a bit part in Badlands when the actor hired for the part didn't show up.
* DevelopmentHell: He takes a very, very long time to work on his projects (most famously taking a twenty-year break between Film/DaysOfHeaven and Film/TheThinRedLine), although lately he has been picking up the pace
* DoingItForTheArt: His whole career. Malick is independently wealthy, and doesn't have to make movies to make his living. This also explains the lengthy production (and post-production) periods of his films, and the lengthy gaps between them.
15th Nov '16 8:26:32 PM jedidarrick
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* ''Knight of Cups '' (2015)
* ''Voyage of Time'' (2016)

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* ''Knight of Cups ''Film/KnightOfCups '' (2015)
* ''Voyage of Time'' ''Film/VoyageOfTime'' (2016)



* AllStarCast: It's a testament to Malick's talent as a filmmaker that he is able to attract many top names to his films - the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thin_Red_Line_(1998_film)#Casting list of actors]] interested in appearing in ''Film/TheThinRedLine'' reads like a Who's Who of It Hollywood Players. The films themselves include stars such as Creator/RichardGere, Creator/JohnTravolta, Creator/AdrienBrody and more recently Creator/ColinFarrell, Creator/ChristianBale, Creator/BradPitt and Creator/SeanPenn (who, during the casting for ''The Thin Red Line'', straight up told Malick "Give me a dollar and tell me where to show up")
* BillingDisplacement: Especially common in his latter three films. Actors with high billing often have roles that are little more than cameos.



* DeletedRole: He is notorious for cutting actors out of his movies, or reducing their screentime to the point of insignificance, as he shapes his films as he is making them:

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* DeletedRole: He is notorious for cutting actors out of his movies, or reducing their screentime screen time to the point of insignificance, as he shapes his films as he is making them:
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