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After the well-documented chaos behind the productions of "Badlands" and "Days of Heaven," including on-set mutiny, crew turnover, near deadly fires, and a one punch KO from the man himself, Terrence Malick became something of a Hollywood bigfoot disappearing from the filmmaking industry. Whether he became disenfranchised with the shifting landscape of the 80s, as more and more genre-heavy franchises took fiscal priority over auteur-driven cinema for the major studios, or he simply fell in love abroad and lived in Paris, no one will ever know exactly why Malick took a 20 year hiatus between 1978's "Heaven" and 1998's "The Thin Red Line."
Ever since his return, Malick's steady creative output has left some viewers amazed, and some perplexed or even angry. On the second episode of our Malick marathon, we set our sights on two of his fascinating, mid-career epics - "The Thin Red Line" and "The Tree of Life." Collectivity, transcendence, memory, existence, death, love - the whole gang is here.
Does John Travolta actually think Malick quit movies because of him? What's a Pocahottie? Is it overarching or overarching?
Join us on Part Deux of our Malick marathon, now featuring dinosaurs!!
Artwork by Sara Helm / Music by Jacob Anstey
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