"The Promise of Beauty" – another ode to Malick

I’ve just discovered a passionate, eloquent description of the greatness of Terrence Malick.

If you’re sick of my raves about The New World, you’ll probably want to ignore this. But if you want to “get” what Malick’s up to, here’s another insightful perspective.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • Anthony Chase

    Jeffery,

    What is your favorite Malick film? And how do you list the four?

    Here’s mine:
    Badlands
    Days of Heaven
    The New World
    The Thin Red Line


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