|Roadside America, PA, 2011|
Thomas Flight asks “Why Do Terrence Malick’s Movies Look Like That?”
He discusses Malick’s long hiatus from filmmaking, to do things his way, to connect his characters and stories to a deeper process within the environment.
He often uses wide angle lens, low shots, and back lighting, and his storylines may seem arbitrary, and more about circumstance and setting.
A couple of my favorites are “Knight of Cups” (March 17, 2016) and “Tree of Life” (June 3, 2011).
I suppose that his approach could work with the present day scenes in my own screenplay “Second Epiphany”, on the spaceship; they would not work with the backstories, which have to be very precise.