by, Curtis Galindo-Orozco, and Peter Levy Michael Edols
Thank you, for your kind words and yes I do remember you.
Yes, you may occasionally write to me "with questions regarding
various technical and artistic challenges". These questions
along with others, from past and present queries shall become the
substance of the web page.
I do like your catch-phrase "
In the pursuit of cinematography
It is always a good idea to have such an idea written on the back
of ones bedroom door.
Somewhere at least where you can see it before you meet each day.
They help us stay on track as there are as we all know, times when
our training and integrity is challenged by out side forces.
In regard to 'The Thin Red Line'
You may or may not come to discover the 'Internet Movie Data Base'.
Their active web page is to be found as: -
you will find an intelligent review on TRL. For my part I have said;
"It may be true that Terrence Malick takes twenty years between
movies. Simply, this time Malick has made a masterpiece of, 'The
Thin Red Line'.
With out any doubt here is a European, rather than a Hollywood
touch to filmmaking. The considered detail of scene after scene;
the courage to hold a scene beyond comfort; the eye for detail in
bold close ups; the insightful monologues of men in fear and pain
and the beauty of nature juxtaposed against the cruelty of men at
war, are the mix of poetry and the harshness of reality, which in
my opinion make this a classic.
We witness more than a poet at work, Terrence Malick is one of
the quintessential directors of our time.
On the other hand my friend Peter Levy of 'Lost in Space' and 'Predator
2' fame, has a different take on TRL. As it happens Peter was one
time understudy of mine and has become a Hollywood superstar special
effect DOP. So here is Peter's perception of Malick and TGL.