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Penelope Allen ... Herself (as Penny Allen)
Sergey Bodrov ... Himself

Jim Caviezel ... Himself

Ben Chaplin ... Himself
Bob Codyk ... Himself

Jack Fisk ... Himself
Ken Hilton ... Himself

Elias Koteas ... Himself
Stevan Larner ... Himself
Ann Lopkoff ... Herself

Terrence Malick ... Himself (archive footage)

Ennio Morricone ... Himself

Arthur Penn ... Himself

Sean Penn ... Himself

Edward R. Pressman ... Himself

John Savage ... Himself

Martin Sheen ... Himself

Sam Shepard ... Himself

Sissy Spacek ... Herself
George Aliceson Tipton ... Himself

John Turturro ... Himself
Billy Weber ... Himself

Haskell Wexler ... Himself

Directed by
Luciano Barcaroli 
Carlo Hintermann 
Gerardo Panichi 
Daniele Villa 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Luciano Barcaroli 
Carlo Hintermann 
Gerardo Panichi 
Daniele Villa 

Produced by
Samantha Gaetani .... associate producer
Patrizia Tallarico .... executive producer
Alessandro Tonnini .... associate producer
Alessandro Verdecchi .... producer
Original Music by
Edoardo Cianfanelli 
Mario Salvucci 
Cinematography by
Carlo Hintermann 
Film Editing by
Gianni Russo 
Production Management
Alec Schulmann .... unit manager
Sound Department
Paolo Segat .... re-recording mixer
Alec Schulmann .... special thanks

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90 min (Venice Film Festival)


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23 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
The Films Of Terrence Malick, 2 May 2004
Author: Patrick Duffy from Stavanger, Norway

I caught this film on Swedish television the other day, and as a Terrence Malick-fanatic, I had extremely high hopes for this documentary. I was a bit disappointed to find out that the documentary focused more or less only on his films, without even touching on subjects such as Malicks 20 year absence from making films, the scripts he wrote before he started directing, and the mystery of this reclusive genius. Terrence Malick is, not surprisingly, absent from this documentary. We do not even see a picture of him. But once I accepted the fact that it focused on his films, I have to admit that the documentary was a very good one.

The first half of the documentary focuses on his debut, "Badlands", and we are taken to various locations were the film was shot. The second half deals with his other two films: "Days Of Heaven" (arguably the weakest), and "The Thin Red Line". The interviews, from Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Jack Fisk, Elias Koteas, Sean Penn, John Savage, Jim Caviezel, Arthur Penn, and others, are extremely interesting. Everybody has such beautiful things to say about Malick and his films, some of it is actually very moving. When people do talk about Malick himself, they talk about how he works and his extreme shyness, and it does help the viewer to create an image of the man, and how he might be to work with.

It is also worth noting that the documentary only lasted for 60 minutes, although it is listed as a 90 minute documentary on this site. Perhaps some of the things I was missing is in the complete documentary? Or perhaps the running time listed on this site is incorrect.

I would recommend every fan of Terrence Malick and his films to see this documentary. It is not indispensable work, but still highly recommended. It did make me re-watch his films.

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