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Terrence Malick's Histories of Violence

Terrence Malick : Film and Philosophy

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Fire A fire rages through the films of Terrence Malick. In Badlands, a family home is doused in petrol and set alight; the piano, the sheet music, the food, the furniture, a doll's house and a child's bed with its forlorn china doll...

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Stuart Kendall

Stuart Kendall teaches Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts, US. He is the author of Georges Bataille and The Ends of Art and Design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Thomas Deane Tucker

Thomas Deane Tucker is a professor of Humanities at Chadron State College, US. He is the author of Derridada: Duchamp as Readymade Deconstruction. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Terrence Malick : Film and Philosophy

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...In the preface to his book The World Viewed: Reflections on the Ontology of Film, first published in 1971, philosopher Stanley Cavell acknowledges his gratefulness to Terrence Malick.Stanley Cavell, The World Viewed: Reflections...

Voicing Meaning: On Terrence Malick's Characters

Terrence Malick : Film and Philosophy

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...The worlds of Terrence Malick's films are vibrantly sensual, open-ended experiential frames that challenge viewers to reflect upon the ideas brought to, and inspired by, each viewing. These films perhaps strike us less as aesthetic...

Song of the Earth: Cinematic Romanticism in Malick's The New World

Terrence Malick : Film and Philosophy

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Terrence Malick is a filmmaker who takes time: time to make films, time for us to become immersed in his unique cinematic worlds, time for us to appreciate the critical and aesthetic achievement of his work thus far.Malick's fifth film...

The Tragic Indiscernibility of Days of Heaven

Stuart Kendall

Stuart Kendall teaches Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts, US. He is the author of Georges Bataille and The Ends of Art and Design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Terrence Malick : Film and Philosophy

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...In Cinema 2: The Time-Image, the second volume of his philosophical excavation of the history of cinema, Gilles Deleuze claims that, in post-World War II cinema, many of the dichotomies that animated, guided, and structured pre-World War II...

Rührender Achtung: Terrence Malick's Cinematic Neo-Modernity

Terrence Malick : Film and Philosophy

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...I leave these words of Schiller in their German to allow some play in the transla tion to English. The play is integral to my reading of Malick.Es giebt Augenblicke in unserm Leben, wo wir derNatur in Pflanzen, Mineralen, Thieren...

The Belvedere and the Bunkhouse: Space and Place in Days of Heaven

Terrence Malick : Film and Philosophy

Continuum, 2011

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...While the house in Days of Heaven is never named, Malick's original script from 1976 includes the following description: “EXT. Belvedere. At the center of the bonanza, amid a tawny sea of grain, stands a gay Victorian house, three stories...
...There's a simple reason for grain elevators, as there is for everything, but the force behind the reason, the reason for the reason, is the land and the sky. There's too much sky out here, for one thing, too much horizontal, too many lines...

Worlding the West: An Ontopology of Badlands

Thomas Deane Tucker

Thomas Deane Tucker is a professor of Humanities at Chadron State College, US. He is the author of Derridada: Duchamp as Readymade Deconstruction. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Terrence Malick : Film and Philosophy

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...A specter haunts the films of Terrence Malick. We can beckon it generally as “metaphysics,” but it properly answers to the name of Martin Heidegger. It is well known that before he ventured into the world of filmmaking Malick's first...

Whereof One Cannot Speak: Terrence Malick's The New World

Terrence Malick : Film and Philosophy

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Invocation Terence Malick's film The New World (2005) opens with an inverted image of trees and sky, a reflection in water, which foreshadows, perhaps, the upending of our expectations of the world we will encounter in the film. Soon...