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Terrence Frederick Malick (born November 30, 1943) is an American filmmaker known for his privacy, the lengthy hiatus between his projects, his idiosyncratic approach to film-making and film production.

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Terrence Frederick Malick (born November 30, 1943) is an American filmmaker known for his privacy, the lengthy hiatus between his projects, projects as well as his idiosyncratic approach to film-making filmmaking and film production.


* 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. One critic notes,

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* ReclusiveArtist: [[invoked]] He hasn't given an a single 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. One critic notes,


* SceneryPorn: ''Film/DaysOfHeaven'', ''Film/TheThinRedLine'', and ''Film/TheNewWorld'' were all nominated for Cinematography Oscars for a reason. ''Film/TheTreeOfLife'' took this UpToEleven, earning wild praise even from people who otherwise *[[Creator/BradJones vehemently hated]] the film.

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* SceneryPorn: ''Film/DaysOfHeaven'', ''Film/TheThinRedLine'', and ''Film/TheNewWorld'' were all nominated for Cinematography Oscars for a reason. ''Film/TheTreeOfLife'' took this UpToEleven, earning wild praise even from people who otherwise *[[Creator/BradJones [[Creator/BradJones vehemently hated]] the film.



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* ProductionPosse: His last three films have all featured Creator/CateBlanchett and two of those films have also starred Creator/NataliePortman. He's also worked with Creator/ChristianBale twice and cast him in two other films before he dropped out.


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 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]]. Six years later, Malick released his fifth film, ''Film/TheTreeOfLife'', a film about three boys growing up in 1950s Texas, which featured a much-discussed sequence involving the creation of the universe. It was met with critical acclaim on its release, and won the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. ''The Tree of Life'' is the turning point in Malick's career in that it marked the start of his current and most prolific phase. Between 1970-2009, he had made four features. Between 2010-2017 he put out five films, outmatching his former output in less than a decade. Of course given the uncertain nature of independent film-making and Malick's history of dropping off the radar, no one can be sure how long this will last. He has also become a more public figure, appearing at film festivals and giving interviews, when before he had a reputation for being more aloof than Creator/StanleyKubrick.

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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 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]]. Six years later, Malick released his fifth film, ''Film/TheTreeOfLife'', a film about three boys growing up in 1950s Texas, which featured a much-discussed sequence involving the creation of the universe. It was met with critical acclaim on its release, and won the Palme D'Or UsefulNotes/PalmeDOr at the Cannes Film Festival. ''The Tree of Life'' is the turning point in Malick's career in that it marked the start of his current and most prolific phase. Between 1970-2009, he had made four features. Between 2010-2017 he put out five films, outmatching his former output in less than a decade. Of course given the uncertain nature of independent film-making and Malick's history of dropping off the radar, no one can be sure how long this will last. He has also become a more public figure, appearing at film festivals and giving interviews, when before he had a reputation for being more aloof than Creator/StanleyKubrick.

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** Among cinematographers, his name is pretty much synonymous with utterly ''extravagant'' SceneryPorn.

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* CoolOldGuy: He's often been described as such and the rare public appearances he makes seem to confirm it.


* CentralTheme: His films focus on themes of individual transcendence, nature, and the conflict between reason and instinct.



* SceneryPorn: ''Film/DaysOfHeaven'', ''Film/TheThinRedLine'', and ''Film/TheNewWorld'' were all nominated for Cinematography Oscars for a reason. ''Film/TheTreeOfLife'' took this UpToEleven, earning wild praise even from people who otherwise [[Creator/BradJones vehemently hated]] the film.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Usually quite in the middle, but it actually can lead a tad more to the idealistic side.

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* SceneryPorn: ''Film/DaysOfHeaven'', ''Film/TheThinRedLine'', and ''Film/TheNewWorld'' were all nominated for Cinematography Oscars for a reason. ''Film/TheTreeOfLife'' took this UpToEleven, earning wild praise even from people who otherwise [[Creator/BradJones *[[Creator/BradJones vehemently hated]] the film.
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** His films are marked by broad philosophical and spiritual overtones, as well as the use of meditative voice-overs from individual characters.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Usually quite in the middle, but it While some his films can get dark actually can lead a tad more to the idealistic side.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Usually quite in the middle, but it actually can lead a tad more to the idealistic side.


Terrence Malick (born November 30, 1943) is an American filmmaker known for his privacy, the lengthy hiatus between his projects, his idiosyncratic approach to film-making and film production.

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Terrence Frederick Malick (born November 30, 1943) is an American filmmaker known for his privacy, the lengthy hiatus between his projects, his idiosyncratic approach to film-making and film production.


Terrence Malick is an American filmmaker known for his privacy, the lengthy hiatus between his projects, his idiosyncratic approach to film-making and film production.

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Terrence Malick (born November 30, 1943) is an American filmmaker known for his privacy, the lengthy hiatus between his projects, his idiosyncratic approach to film-making and film production.


* ''Film/TheNewWorld'' (2005)

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