By Christopher B. Barnett,Clark J. Elliston

Terrence Malick is among the most vital and arguable filmmakers of the previous few a long time. but his renown doesn't stem from field workplace receipts, yet relatively from his inimitable cinematic imaginative and prescient that combines luminous photographs of nature, dreamlike voiceovers, and plots founded on enduring existential questions. even supposing students have completely tested Malick’s history in philosophy, they've been slower to reply to his theological concerns.

This quantity is the first to focus on the ways that Malick integrates theological inquiries and motifs into his motion pictures. The publication starts with an exploration of Malick’s occupation as a filmmaker and indicates how his Heideggerian pursuits relate to theology. extra essays from verified and up-and-coming students research seven of Malick’s such a lot trendy movies – Badlands (1973), Days of Heaven (1978), The skinny purple Line (1998), The New international (2005), The Tree of lifestyles (2011), To the sweetness (2012), and Knight of Cups (2015) – to teach how his cinematic innovations element towards and overlap with ideas of Christian theology. a radical research of an iconic filmmaker, this ebook is a necessary source for college kids and students within the rising box of faith and picture.

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