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Terrence Malick
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Terrence Malick on the set of The Thin Red Line.
Born November 30, 1943 (1943-11-30) (age 64)
Ottawa, Illinois
Spouse(s) Jill Jakes
Michele Morette (1985-1998)
Alexandra Wallace (1998-)

Terrence "Terry" Malick (born November 30, 1943, in Ottawa, Illinois) is an American film director. In a career spanning decades, Malick has directed one short film and four feature-length films. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ottawa is a city in north-central Illinois. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... The Thin Red Line is an Academy Award nominated 1998 film which tells the story of United States forces during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II. It marked director Terrence Malicks return to filmmaking after a twenty year absence. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture has been awarded annually since 1944 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. ... Days of Heaven is a 1978 film written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard and Linda Manz. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ottawa is a city in north-central Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ...


Numerous critics consider Malick's films to be masterpieces, in particular Badlands and Days of Heaven.[1][2] Malick was nominated for an Academy Award for both Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director for The Thin Red Line. His work is often characterized by naturalist cinematography and a meditative directorial and editing style; his films are full of rich, lingering, repetitive images of natural beauty. He makes extensive use of off-screen narration by his characters, as well as music, to illuminate, heighten and counterpoint the action on screen. The Chinle Badlands at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. ... Days of Heaven is a 1978 film written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard and Linda Manz. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to directors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ... The Thin Red Line is a phrase or title that refers to an outgunned military unit holding firm against attack: The Thin Red Line (1854 battle), the original reference to the resistance by 93rd (Highland) Regiment in the Crimean War The Thin Red Line, 1962 novel by James Jones about... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ...


Although notoriously withdrawn from public life, friends such as actor Martin Sheen have always remarked that he is a very warm and humble man who prefers to work without media intrusion.[3] His contracts stipulate that no current photographs of him are to be taken, and he routinely declines requests for interviews.[4] Martin Sheen (born August 3, 1940) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor. ...

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Life

Terrence was born in Ottawa, Illinois, a town located near the Illinois river. The son of an oil company executive, he grew up in Oklahoma and Texas and worked on oil fields as a young man. He moved to Austin, Texas and graduated highschool at St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Austin, Texas. Malick studied philosophy under Stanley Cavell at Harvard University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1965, and went on to Magdalen College, Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He had a disagreement with his advisor, Gilbert Ryle, over his thesis on the concept of the world in Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and Wittgenstein, and ultimately left Oxford without taking a doctorate. In 1969, Northwestern University Press published Malick's translation of Heidegger's Vom Wesen des Grundes as The Essence of Reasons. Moving back to the United States, he taught philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology while freelancing as a journalist, writing articles for Newsweek, The New Yorker, and Life. For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... St. ... For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation). ... Stanley Cavell (born September 1, 1926) of Brookline, Massachusetts is an American philosopher. ... Harvard redirects here. ... The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an honor society which considers its mission to be fostering and recognizing excellence in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... College name Magdalen College Latin name Collegium Beatae Mariae Magdalenae Named after Mary Magdalene Established 1458 Sister college Magdalene College, Cambridge President Professor David Clary FRS JCR President Jessica Jones Undergraduates 395 MCR President Eloise Scotford Graduates 230 Location of Magdalen College within central Oxford , Homepage Boatclub Magdalen College (pronounced... Rhodes House in Oxford, designed by Sir Herbert Baker. ... Gilbert Ryle (born August 19, 1900 in Brighton, died October 6, 1976 in Oxford), was a philosopher, and a representative of the generation of British ordinary language philosophers influenced by Wittgensteins insights into language, and is principally known for his critique of Cartesian dualism, for which he coined the... Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (IPA: , but usually Anglicized as ;  ) 5 May 1813 – 11 November 1855) was a prolific 19th century Danish philosopher and theologian. ... Martin Heidegger (September 26, 1889 – May 26, 1976) (IPA ) was a highly influential German philosopher. ... Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (IPA: ) (April 26, 1889 in Vienna, Austria – April 29, 1951 in Cambridge, England) was an Austrian philosopher who contributed several ground-breaking ideas to philosophy, primarily in the foundations of logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of mind. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Northwestern University Press is the university press of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, USA. It was founded in 1893, at first specializing in law. ... “MIT” redirects here. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ... For other uses, see New Yorker. ... Philippe Halsmans famous portrait of Marilyn Monroe Life generally refers to two American magazines: A humor and general interest magazine published from 1883 to 1936; A publication created by Time founder Henry Luce in 1936, with a strong emphasis on photojournalism. ...


Malick married Michele Morette in 1985; they divorced in 1998. He has been married to Alexandra "Ecky" Wallace since 1998, and currently resides in Austin, Texas. Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. ...


Film career

Malick got his start in film after earning an MFA from the AFI Conservatory in 1969, directing Lanton Mills. It was at the AFI that he established contacts with people such as Jack Nicholson and agent Mike Medavoy, who found freelance script-doctoring work for him. In the United States, a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a terminal graduate degree in an area of visual, plastic, literary or performing arts typically requiring two to three years of study beyond the bachelor level. ... American Film Institute Campus. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... Morris Mike Medavoy (born January 21, 1941, Shanghai ghetto, China) is an American film producer and executive, co-founder of Orion Pictures, former chairman of TriStar Pictures and current chairman and CEO of Phoenix Pictures. ...


After working as a screenwriter and script doctor, Malick directed Badlands and Days of Heaven. Following the release of Days of Heaven, Malick moved to France and disappeared from public view for twenty years. He returned to film in 1998 with The Thin Red Line. The movie was nominated for seven Academy Awards, though it did not win any. Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... A script doctor is a skilled screenwriter called in to assist a film project by rewriting parts of the screenplay to improve dialogue, pacing and other elements. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... Badlands is a 1973 film directed by Terrence Malick from his own script. ... Days of Heaven is a 1978 film written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard and Linda Manz. ... The Thin Red Line is an Academy Award nominated 1998 film which tells the story of United States forces during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II. It marked director Terrence Malicks return to filmmaking after a twenty year absence. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...


For his fourth feature, Malick considered directing a biopic about Che Guevara, and wrote a screenplay for it, but later relinquished the project to director Steven Soderbergh. He chose to make The New World instead, the script of which he finished in the late 1970s. The film features a romantic interpretation of the story of John Smith and Pocahontas, filmed in the usual transcendental Malickian style. The film was scheduled for limited release on December 25, 2005, and for general release in mid-January 2006; it was nominated for an Academy Award and received largely positive reviews during its theatrical run. Over one million feet of film was shot during the isolated filming schedule, resulting in a final film which ran for 150 minutes before Malick decided to temporarily withdraw the film from release and re-edit it into a 135-minute version. Ernesto Guevara de la Serna (June 14,[1] 1928 – October 9, 1967), commonly known as Che Guevara, El Che or just Che was an Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary, medical doctor , political figure, and leader of Cuban and internationalist guerrillas. ... Steven Andrew Soderbergh (born January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, and Oscar-winning director. ... The New World is a 2005 Academy Award-nominated drama / romance film directed by Terrence Malick. ... Statue at Jamestown VA, photo Aug 2007 Captain/Sir John Smith (1580–June 21, 1631), was an English soldier, sailor, and author. ... For other uses, see Pocahontas (disambiguation). ... In philosophy, transcendental/transcendence, has three different but related primary meanings, all of them derived from the words literal meaning (from Latin), of climbing or going beyond: one that originated in Ancient philosophy, one in Medieval philosophy and one in modern philosophy. ... is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...


Malick is also credited with the screenplay for Pocket Money (1972), and it is claimed he wrote early drafts of Great Balls of Fire! (1989) and Dirty Harry (1971). Pocket Money is a 1972 film directed by Stuart Rosenberg from a screenplay written by Terrence Malick. ... Great Balls of Fire! is an American 1989 film, directed by Jim McBride and stars Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee Lewis. ... For other uses, see Dirty Harry (disambiguation). ...


Having previously been linked to a screen adaptation of Walker Percy's The Moviegoer, rumors were reported in May 2006 linking Malick to a possible adaptation of J. D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, but neither of these projects have eventuated.[5] Walker Percy (May 28, 1916 – May 10, 1990) was an American Southern author whose interests included philosophy and semiotics. ... The Moviegoer is a 1961 novel by Walker Percy. ... Jerome David Salinger (born January 1, 1919) (pronounced ) is an American author best known for his 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye and his reclusive nature. ... The Catcher in the Rye is a famous novel by J. D. Salinger. ...


It was reported in 2005 that Malick's next project would be Tree of Life.[6] On October 10, 2007, it was reported that production of Tree of Life would commence in March 2008.[7]


Filmography

Lanton Mills is a rarely-seen seventeen-minute comedy written and directed by publicity-shy director Terrence Malick. ... Badlands is a 1973 film directed by Terrence Malick from his own script. ... Days of Heaven is a 1978 film written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard and Linda Manz. ... The Thin Red Line is an Academy Award nominated 1998 film which tells the story of United States forces during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II. It marked director Terrence Malicks return to filmmaking after a twenty year absence. ... The New World is a 2005 Academy Award-nominated drama / romance film directed by Terrence Malick. ...

Bibliography

  • Peter Biskind, 19981. Easy Riders / Raging Bulls, London: Bloomsbury.
  • Peter Biskind, 1998b. ‘The Runaway Genius’, Vanity Fair, 460, Dec, 116-125.
  • Stanley Cavell, 1979. The World Viewed: Reflections on the Ontology of Film, Enlarged Edition, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Michel Chion, 1999. The Voice in Cinema, translated by Claudia Gorbman, New York & Chichester: Columbia University Press.
  • Michel Ciment, 1975. ‘Entretien avec Terrence Malick’, Positif, 170, Jun, 30-34.
  • G. Richardson Cook, 1974. ‘The Filming of Badlands: An Interview with Terry Malick’, Filmmakers Newsletter, 7:8, Jun, 30-32).
  • Charlotte Crofts, 2001, ‘From the “Hegemony of the Eye” to the “Hierarchy of Perception”: The Reconfiguration of Sound and Image in Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven’, Journal of Media Practice, 2:1, 19-29.
  • Terry Curtis Fox, 1978. ‘The Last Ray of Light’, Film Comment, 14:5, Sept/Oct, 27- 28.
  • Cameron Docherty, 1998. ‘Maverick Back from the Badlands’, The Sunday Times, Culture, 7 Jun, 4.
  • Martin Donougho, 1985. ‘West of Eden: Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven’, Postscript: Essays in Film and the Humanities, 5:1, Fall, 17-30.
  • Roger Ebert, Review of Days of Heaven, Chicago Sun-Times Inc
  • Graham Fuller, 1998. ‘Exile on Main Street’, The Observer, 13 Dec, 5.
  • John Hartl, 1998. ‘Badlands Director Ending his Long Absence’, Seattle Times, 8 Mar.
  • Brian Henderson, 1983. ‘Exploring Badlands’. Wide Angle: A Quarterly Journal of Film Theory, Criticism and Practice, 5:4, 38-51.
  • Les Keyser, 1981. Hollywood in the Seventies, London: Tantivy Press.
  • Terrence Malick, 1973. Interview the morning after Badlands premiered at the New York Film Festival, American Film Institute Report, 4:4, Winter, 48.
  • Terrence Malick, 1976. Days of Heaven, Registered with the Writers Guild of America, 14 Apr; revised 2 Jun.
  • James Monaco, 1972. ‘Badlands’, Take One, 4:1, Sept/Oct, 32.
  • Kim Newman, 1994. ‘Whatever Happened to Whatsisname?’, Empire, Feb, 88-89.
  • Brooks Riley, 1978. ‘Interview with Nestor Almendros’, Film Comment, 14:5, Sept/Oct, 28-31.
  • J. P. Telotte, 1986. ‘Badlands and the Souvenir Drive’, Western Humanities Review, 40:2, Summer, 101-14.
  • Liv Torgerson, 1999. ‘Conversations with Billy Weber and Leslie Jones’, Motion Picture Editors Guild Newsletter
  • Beverly Walker, 1975. ‘Malick on Badlands’, Sight and Sound, 44:2, Spring, 82-3.
  • Janet Wondra, 1994. ‘A Gaze Unbecoming: Schooling the Child for Femininity in Days of Heaven’, Wide Angle, 16:4, Oct, 5-22.
  • Murray Silver, 2005. "When Elvis Meets the Dalai Lama," (Bonaventure Books, Savannah), with reference to Malick scripting "Great Balls of Fire," the biopic of Jerry Lee Lewis.

Peter Biskind is a journalist and author famous for some of his entertaining and provocative portrayals of life in Hollywood in books like Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock N Roll Generation Saved Hollywood, Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film... Peter Biskind is a journalist and author famous for some of his entertaining and provocative portrayals of life in Hollywood in books like Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock N Roll Generation Saved Hollywood, Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film... Stanley Cavell (born September 1, 1926) of Brookline, Massachusetts is an American philosopher. ... Michel Chion born in 1947 in Creil, France, is a composer of experimental music. ... Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ... How To Read A Film, 2000 edition. ...

References

  1. ^ :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews :: Badlands
  2. ^ :: rogerebert.com :: Great Movies :: Days of Heaven
  3. ^ Terrence Malick - Biography (IMDb)
  4. ^ Davenport, Hayes; December 15, 2005; Alumni Watch: Terence Malick '65; The Harvard Crimson; retrieved May 3, 2007.
  5. ^ Ones that got away | Special Reports | Guardian Unlimited Books
  6. ^ Tree of Life Movie - Colin Farrell, Terrence Malick May Reunite for Tree of Life.
  7. ^ ComingSoon.net.

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External links

  • Senses of Cinema: Great Directors Critical Database
  • The Flicks of Terrence Malick Resource on Malick's life and work
  • MalickWatch Digest of Malick news and numerous links to other resources
  • Trailer for The New World
  • Terrence Malick at the Internet Movie Database
  • New York Times links to reviews of all Malick films
  • Comprehensive site with links to articles re: The New World
  • Frontiers: A Look at the Films of Terrence Malick
  • Video tribute to Malick on youtube

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