Terrence Malick and the Thought of Film

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2012 - Performing Arts - 199 pages
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As the director of Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, and The New World, Terrence Malick has created a remarkable body of work that enables imaginative acts of philosophical interpretation. Steven Rybin's Terrence Malick and the Thought of Film looks closely at the dialogue between Malick's films and our powers of thinking, showing how his work casts the philosophy of thinkers such as Stanley Cavell, Martin Heidegger, Walter Benjamin, Andre Bazin, Edgar Morin, and Immanuel Kant in new cinematic light. With a special focus on how the voices of Malick's characters move us to thought, Terrence Malick and the Thought of Film offers new readings of his films and places Malick's work in the context of recent debates in the interdisciplinary field of film and philosophy. Rybin also provides a postscript on Malick's recently-released fifth film, The Tree of Life."
  

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Contents

Chapter 01 Voicing Meaning
1
Chapter 02 On Badlands
35
Chapter 03 On Days of Heaven
69
Chapter 04 On The Thin Red Line
101
Chapter 05 On The New World
135
On The Tree of Life
171
Terrence Malick Filmography
183
Bibliography
185
Index
193
About the Author
199
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About the author (2012)

Steven Rybin is assistant professor of film at Georgia Gwinnett College and author of The Cinema of Michael Mann (2007).

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