Terrence Malick (2017)

Visual Essay: Gestures

Created by Abigail Edwards:


“Malick explores the value of human life by showing his characters’ connection to their environments, in a haphazard series of lyrical, transient moments. It is through gesture that Malick’s characters reflect the (filmic) world back to the audience, highlighting theological, philosophical, cultural and scientific questions about the meaning of life. It is in these expressive, gestural moments that their questions about the world can begin to be answered.”

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