Terrence Malick

Every Ridiculous Thing People Actually Do in Terrence Malick’s ‘Song to Song’

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by Erin Whitney March 17, 2017 @ 10:28 AM
Broad Green Pictures
When an actor works with Terrence Malick it means throwing out everything they’ve ever learned in drama school or on a film set. Whatever script they might have initially read goes out the window, and Malick asks his performers to just, be. Maybe he’ll hand an actor a scrap of paper with am aphorism written across it. Maybe he’ll give them some minor stage direction, then let the camera follow from there. Michael Fassbender recently described Malick’s style as giving his cast “flavors as opposed to direct commands or instructions.” Some actors love it; others notoriously hate it.

ScreenCrush Staff Picks for What to Watch the Weekend of March 17

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 17, 2017 @ 8:03 AM
El Rey Network
If you can’t decide what to watch this weekend, ScreenCrush’s Staff Picks are here to help. They’re like the recommendations at an old video store, except you don’t have to put on pants or go outside to get them. Here are six things to watch this weekend:

Here’s How Terrence Malick’s ‘The Tree of Life’ Was Originally Supposed to End

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by Erin Whitney March 13, 2017 @ 10:46 AM
Fox Searchlight
Last week I had a dream that Terrence Malick suddenly came out of the woodwork and started doing interviews. Not that I’m psychic or anything, but I think I’m kinda psychic. On Saturday the famously reclusive filmmaker, who hasn’t given a print interview since 1973, showed up at SXSW for a 30-minute talk with Richard Linklater and Song to Song star Michael Fassbender. It was an incredibly rare chance to hear about his filmmaking process, his personal life, and to actually see the guy in the flesh. On top of that, Malick fans got to learn even more rare details about the director’s work and life in a new in-depth profile.

‘Song to Song’ Review: Terrence Malick’s Romance Is His Best Film Since ‘The Tree of Life’

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by Erin Whitney March 11, 2017 @ 10:59 AM
Broad Green Pictures
Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write: The new Terrence Malick film opens with a Die Antwoord song. The past several years have been the most productive of the reclusive filmmaker’s career as he’s been churning out more movies now than in the first three decades of his time as a director, but they’ve also been his most surprising.

Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara Hang with Rock n Roll Icons in Trailer for Terrence Malick’s ‘Song to Song’

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by Erin Whitney February 17, 2017 @ 1:09 PM
Broad Green Pictures
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: it’s a great time to be a Terrence Malick fan. After making only six films between 1973 and 2012, the reclusive filmmaker released two films last year (one of which has three different versions) and has two more on the way this year. The first up is his much anticipated rock and roll-infused drama Song to Song, starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman.

Terrence Malick’s ‘Song to Song’ Will Kick Off SXSW 2017

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by Matt Singer January 5, 2017 @ 2:20 PM
Van Redin / Broad Green Pictures
Austin, Texas native Terrence Malick shot his latest movie in and around the Austin music scene. And earlier this week, news broke that the film, freshly retitled Song to Song, was ready for release and coming to theaters in March. So we probably should have seen this announcement (via The New York Times) coming: Song to Song will open the 2017 South by Southwest Film Festival. So you know what this means: A glitzy opening night red carpet, complete with Terrence Malick posing for lots and lots of photos and interviews. Or the exact and total opposite of that.

Terrence Malick’s New Film Gets Title, Plot Summary, Release Date

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by Charles Bramesco January 3, 2017 @ 10:09 AM
A brief personal anecdote: I had the good fortune of attending the Austin City Limits music festival in 2012, where I caught an outdoor set by Atlanta indie rock outfit the Black Lips. During the performance, I spotted an unfamiliar figure gripping a guitar onstage, a young woman who looked suspiciously similar to Rooney Mara. I’d find out the next day that she, Ryan Gosling, and Terrence Malick had come to town to slyly shoot some footage for an untitled project about the Austin local music scene. It was neat at the time, but over the past five years, I had forgotten all about it.

A Third Version of Terrence Malick’s ‘Voyage of Time’ Is Coming to Theaters This Weekend

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by Erin Whitney December 6, 2016 @ 11:03 AM
Wild Bunch
2016 began with a new Terrence Malick movie then gave us two versions of his first documentary effort. Then we got not one but two versions of his first documentary effort, and New Yorkers were treated to special screening of The Tree of Life accompanied by a live orchestral performance of Alexandre Desplat’s score. And now, Christmas has come early for Malick fans: we’re getting a third version of Voyage of Time this weekend.

Haley Bennett on ‘The Magnificent Seven’ and the Letter Terrence Malick Wrote that Changed Her Career

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by Erin Whitney September 21, 2016 @ 8:10 AM
Sony Pictures
You may not know Haley Bennett’s name yet, but by the end of the fall movie season you’ll certainly recognize her. The 28-year-old actress, who’s appeared in ‘Hardcore Henry’ and ‘The Equalizer,’ has been acting for almost a decade, but its her trio of upcoming films this year that are bound to put her on your radar.