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The wonder of Terrence Malick

His extraordinary films show the beauty and violence at the heart of nature

By Sameer Rahim   February 2016

Tough humanism: Sergeant Welsh played by Sean Penn (centre) in The Thin Red Line. ©DDP/Camera Press

Terrence Malick, Rehearsing the Unexpected, edited by Carlo Hintermann and Daniele Villa, Faber and Faber, £25

Terrence Malick is a man of mysteries. Over the last 40 years, the American director has released just six films, with a 20-year pause between the second and third. Unlike most directors, he shows no interest in being a gun for…

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