Terrence Malick — American Director born on November 30, 1943,

Terrence Frederick Malick is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. In a career spanning over four decades he has directed eight feature films. Malick made his directorial debut with the drama Badlands , about a young couple on a crime spree in the 1950s Midwest. His second film, Days of Heaven , follows a farm laborer who becomes caught in a love triangle; both films are often ranked among the best of the 1970s. After the latter's release, Malick took a long hiatus from filmmaking. His third film, The Thin Red Line , is set during World War II and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. The New World is a romantic historical drama. The Tree of Life is an experimental drama that observes a 1950s Texas family through fragmented visual style and a nonlinear narrative. Although initial reviews were polarized, many critics and scholars now consider the film a masterpiece. Tree of Life won the Palme d'Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. To the Wonder is a romantic drama art film... (wikipedia)

When people express what is most important to them, it often comes out in cliches. That doesn't make them laughable; it's something tender about them. As though in struggling to reach what's most personal about them they could only come up with what's most public.
Nostalgia is a powerful feeling; it can drown out anything.
I prefer working behind the camera.
There's a good many pictures I'd like to make; we'll see how many I'll be allowed to make.
I film quite a bit of footage, then edit. Changes before your eyes, things you can do and things you can't. My attitude is always 'let it keep rolling.'

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