>tryhard to be deep
This is a favorite, rote reaction to Malick but I wonder what you really mean, if you can even say. Dread, fear, longing, terror in the face of war, nature, shared humanity, not very deep concepts. Actually really simple.
Phony War Films, the essay in the Criterion material, written by the author of the book on which TTRL is based, is really illuminating and astute. You can tell Malick followed his word to the T, eschewing all the typical genre conventions.
It's nowhere to be found online it seems.
>unironically liking Malickshit
This is how to spot the pleb 101
>people taking long ten second pauses in between word's = deep
This meme has been around since before meme's were a thing. It's the biggest giveaway that a movie is tryhard as fuck.
both are inferior to actual good war cinema.
>not trusting Coppola's vision
The added content adds a very nice tonal variety that I feel, by standing in such stark contrast, helps to enforce the insanity of the rest of the film.
to be fair... would The Pianist be a war film? I get that it's set during WW2 and is "about" it, but come on, you have to see how that's not what anyone means when they say "war film".
No one did before me, I'm making a point. The discussion is about what is a war film and what is a drama set during war.
I would still classify both Thin Red Line and AN as war films.
My father who fought in vietnam said AN is his favorite movie because the cinematography best represents what being deep in war is like (not his exact words, but I'm good at translating redneckspeech)
>not his exact words, but I'm good at translating redneckspeech
Both movies are in my top 25 but Apocalypse Now is my favorite movie of all time
Great read for anyone interested in war films
Try reading the thread or the essay before opining.
>Phony War Films, the essay in the Criterion material, written by the author of the book on which TTRL is based, is really illuminating and astute. You can tell Malick followed his word to the T, eschewing all the typical genre conventions.
>that's kinda the point... the essay came packaged with TTRL
>some autist took the time to scan these to defend this flick
these are the people you share a board with kek
Fuck off moron, at least he posted something essential to the topic.
Fucking star wars retard, you are probably here because you read 'war' and 'apocalypse now'
Go fuck your mother and father retarded american dog