All Things Shining, Pt 1

The films of Terrence Malick: Badlands
by Matt Zoller Seitz   posted May 10, 2011

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I am big fan of the moving image source and of Matt Zoller Seitz articles. His five part series on Michael Mann is one of my all time favorites. I've just watched this first part on Terrence Malick's work. It's terrific. One comment do... The music for The Thin Red Line wasn't composed by James Horner, it was Hans Zimmer!!!
JavierSC   posted 07.09.11

This is the most stupefyingly-normative reading of this film I've ever come across; it's essentially an assault of the low-to-middlebrow values of our idiotic Present against the Art and Intelligence of a rapidly-receding Past. Awful.
stevenaugustine   posted 03.07.11

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Matt Zoller Seitz is a writer and filmmaker whose debut feature, the romantic comedy Home, is available through Netflix and Amazon. His writing on film and television has appeared in The New York Times, New York Press, and The Star Ledger, among other places. He is also the founder of The House Next Door, a movie and TV criticism website.

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