The Secret life of Terrence Malick
"Terrence Malick wasn't around to pick up his Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his film The Tree of Life. But it shouldn't have come as a surprise – the director wasn't there for the film's premiere, either. Never mind that this was billed as the culmination of his glittering career so far, Malick wasn't going to break his reclusive habit for anyone.
"The word "reclusive", however, would seem to be an understatement for a man of whom, it is believed, barely any, and mostly dated, photographs exist. Not only that, but he almost never gives interviews, not even to promote his films, preferring to speak through his movies."
--"The Secret Life of Terrence Malick," The Guardian
'Men in War'
There there was and never will be another one like you.
With Anne Thompson
Here's just a snippet.
"AT: You were cheerful because you knew they liked your movie, the press actually applauded.
"LVT: No, I didn’t know that. OK, that’s good. No, I just felt relaxed, then I have this stupid unprofessional thing that I need to entertain a little.
"AT: We actually expect you to, it’s a tradition.
"LVT: This is the last one of these I’ll do at Cannes. Because I get carried away. Then I say that I found out I was not a Jew but a Nazi, which meant I was on the other side of the fence. It was not nice to say, especially to the Germans. That’s ridiculous and stupid. It was kind of the Danish way of being idiotic. And I regret that. I don’t think I was really anti-Semitic, because that would be extremely stupid. All my four children have Jewish names, I take it very seriously."
See it if you can!
I thought about Brad Pitt, fathers, mothers, dinosaurs and a bewildered Sean Penn as I flew over Los Angeles, envious of those sitting in the Arclight experiencing the master for themselves.
I'm not going to read these reviews mind you, but if you are so inclined, or if you're one of the lucky ones who viewed it last night, check out MetaCritic.
Good interview ...
According to Zach Galifianakis
From Huffington Post via Coming Soon:
"'You might think about how 'Oh my word!' is such an old lady thing that people say. Alan doesn't curse. I don't like cursing in movies,' he said. 'I feel like cursing has become the new hackiness. You try to find substitutions for cursing. Anyone can say 'Oh, f--k,' but 'Oh my word!' is something that you would only hear your great aunt say. For Alan to say it, who only hangs out with adults because he lives in his parents' house and doesn't have any friends, it's kind of a -- not that it's that thought out -- something that is just what he knows.'"
Before you see the white horse?
In spite of what most conservative critics think of Woody Allen, it sounds like "Midnight in Paris" is the place to be when judgment day arrives.
Owen Wilson is a comforting presence in these dark days.