Monday, February 2, 2009

The Thin Red Line

The 1998 film is auteur Terence Malick's first film in two decades (his earlier film being 1978's Days of Heaven) and it was like a nightmarish psychedelic dream sequence, much like the director's latest film The New World starring Colin Ferrell and Christian Bale based on the true version of the Pocahontas story.

The Thin Red Line tries to show us how soldiers from all walks of life are affected psychologically during longs periods of war.

Great cinematography, heart-stopping action and suspense and great sound effects make this film a really cinematic experience.

Malick's devotion to re-creating the atmosphere and a deliberate slow pace to really involve us and make us come close to what the soldiers are truly feeling during those long horrifying war years make this a rewarding masterpiece.

Malick remains one of my favorite directors ever.


The Thin Red Line on

1 comment:

Hilath said...

I would like to thank my friends Ismail Nashid and Mazlan Rasheed for taking me to see my first ever English/Hollywood film "The Thin Red Line" in February 1999 at the shopping mall 1 Utama located on the border of Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

I still have fond and nostalgic memories about seeing this film on celluloid at a real cinema.