The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line ★★★★

Terrence Malick is the type of rare American director who doesn't care about what the audience or his critics think about his movies. He has one objective looming in front of his eyes: to remain true to himself and pour his heart and soul into his movies. And boy did he accomplish that in The Thin Red Line. By using the distinctive technique of inner narration and moulding it together with his trademark nature-oriented, sprawling cinematography and Hans Zimmer's epoch-marking score, Malick created a magically hypnotizing atmosphere which surges onward relentlessly throughout the movie, sometimes in the form of a calmly flowing stream, sometimes as a devastating tidal wave, never for one moment losing its mesmerizing, immersive nature.

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