“13th of April, 1616. Dear son, I write this so that someday in the future you might understand a circumstance which shall be but a far memory to you. Your dear mother, Rebecca, fell ill in our outward passage at Gravesend. She gently reminded me that all must die.”
Friday, February 14th 2014
All the children of the king were beautiful, but she, the youngest, was so exceedingly so that the sun himself - though he saw her often - was surprised whenever she came out into his presence. Her father had a dozen wives, a hundred children, but she was his favorite. She exceeded the rest not only in feature and proportion but in wit and spirit too. All loved her.
He is like a tree. He shelters me. I lie in his shade.
Tuesday, February 11th 2014
The New World, 2005(via)
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Monday, November 11th 2013
Sissy Spacek in Badlands (1973), dir. Terrence Malick.
Saturday, November 9th 2013
Wednesday, October 23rd 2013
The butterfly that landed on Mrs. O’Brien’s hand was not CG, but a real one. One morning while both Jessica Chastain and Brad Pitt were rehearsing, Terrence Malick spotted it flying around. He got the crew, and Chastain followed it for three blocks, then got her to step into the middle of a street and hold her hand up.
Sunday, October 20th 2013
Your dear mother, Rebecca, fell ill in our outward passage at Gravesend. She gently reminded me that all must die.
Thursday, September 26th 2013
Saturday, August 24th 2013
Tuesday, August 20th 2013
You’re quite an individual, Kit.
Wednesday, July 17th 2013
Days of Heaven directed by Terrence Malick
Tuesday, July 2nd 2013
Malick’s films have sometimes been frozen, by those unsympathetic to them, into pious homilies or grand statements: Man versus Nature, the redemptive path to God via love and sacrifice, the corrupting effects of Civilization encroaching upon an idyllic Wilderness … Yet nothing is so certain or schematic in his work … Malick resembles, at one level, the tragic philosopher Simone Weil: the God in heaven in whom she so fervently believed was not, in her view, by our side and guiding our every step, but rather someone very far away, discernible only as a distant echo, someone who had set in motion a terrible Destiny Machine that would first bring us pain, separation, betrayal, and wars before it delivered us any faint or fleeting redemption. - Adrian Martin, On Earth as It Is in Heaven
Friday, March 1st 2013
“I’d stopped even paying attention to him. Instead I sat in the car and read a map and spelled out entire sentences with my tongue on the roof of mouth where nobody could read them.”
Tuesday, February 26th 2013
Rachel McAdams in To The Wonder