A Critical Companion to Terrence Malick

A Critical Companion to Terrence Malick


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From the dust of the Montana plains to the farthest reaches of the cosmos, Terrence Malick’s films have enchanted audiences with transcendent images of nature, humanity, and grace for nearly fifty years. The contributors in this volume explore the profound implications of Malick’s stories, images, processes, and convictions as they offer comprehensive studies of the ten completed films of Terrence Malick. Each chapter takes a reflective and retrospective approach, considering new interpretations and frameworks for understanding Malick's unique creative choices. Drawing from a range of diverse academic disciplines, the collection analyzes the groundbreaking qualities of his cinematic style and the philosophical underpinnings that permeate his work. Rigorously researched and unique, the arguments presented within this volume shed new light on Malick and the cinematic medium.