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Thin Red Line Review

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20th CENTURY MASTERPIECE – EXPERIENCE LIVING AND DYING IN WORLD WAR II Herb Spencer, Surrey BC [] them into dogs – it poisons the soul."). Soak in the imI just watched this movie on TV and felt compelled to agery (the violence of man/ the beauty of nature). Expewrite this review of one of my top-5 films. Watch it and rience the emotions (fear, loyalty, pride, disgust). experience life on the Existential Edge; hopefully you Roger Ebert was wrong, Malick knew exactly what he never get this close in reality. wanted to convey in this film; deep reflections on the August 28, 2016: The Thin Red Line greatest paradoxes that man must confront in his life: This is such a powerful film that I can only watch it once good/evil, life/death, bravery/fear, beauty/ugliness. The a year and I have seen it now over fifteen times since it massacre of the defeated Japanese soldiers in their was released in 1989. It is such a gut-wrenching expericamp by the triumphant US Army, is a gut-grinding ence that I feel I was there at Guadalcanal in 1942 with portrayal of the inhumanity of man. these men thrust into a situation few should ever know. This is not simply a war film but a rare example of what This film captures the grimness of man and the nature of great movies and art are really about: "feeling life". reality that only a poet can capture. Terrence Malick, the The UK newspaper, "The Guardian" rated this the #10 writer/director is such a visionary that he was overbest action/war movie of all time. I rate it as one of the whelmed by many first-class Hollywood actors, even if BEST movies EVER made. they only got a walk-on cameo role, when he was castLINK to Review (at ing this film. ♣ Listen to the words ("War does not enable man; it turns 82 dialogue

AUTUMN 2016, VOL. 30, NO. 1

Dialogue Vol.30, No.1 digital edition  

Canada's unique volunteer-produced magazine for ideas, insights, critical thinking & radical imagination - shared in letters, essays, storie...

Dialogue Vol.30, No.1 digital edition  

Canada's unique volunteer-produced magazine for ideas, insights, critical thinking & radical imagination - shared in letters, essays, storie...