"On montait les marches à la Merveille -to the wonder-"
For his latest movie, Malick wanted to use a wonder, a defined place to illustrate his vision of Eden, where a man and a woman meet and stroll consciously, thinking about love between two tides : a rock in the middle of Normandy bay, le mont St Michel. The perfect place -very redundant, shape and symbolism wise- to illustrate a certain state of being clintched to the ground. A place…
After his first spark 'Shotgun Stories' and the confirmation 'Take Shelter', Nichols manages to reach a real maturity with his third film, visually and narrative wise. A coming-of-age story and a choral work remarkably performed by its cast, a real homage to Twain's work with this iconic setting: the Mississipi river.
In name only, the stream implies a world of wonderful and gritty tales, where shots of watered forests and overgrown vegetation could be found easily. The opening of the…