"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 has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • 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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