U.S. Army Private Witt (AWOL) is found and imprisoned on a troop carrier by his company First Sergeant, Welsh.The men of C Company,1st Battalion,27th Infantry Regiment,25th Infantry Division have been brought to Guadalcanal as reinforcements in the campaign to secure Henderson Field and seize the island from the Japanese. They arrive near Hill 210, a key Japanese position. Their task is to capture the hill at all costs. What happens next is a story of redemption and the meaninglessness of war. Regardless of the outcome.Written by
Frank Liesenborgs / Hans Delbruck
Music editor Lee Scott and Francesco Lupica, the creator and performer of the Cosmic Beam, provided the haunting "metalic" sound to the films score. What sounds like a large distant bell is actually the Cosmic Beam. Malick would later use variations of the Cosmic Beam in his films The New World (2005), The Tree of Life (2011), To the Wonder (2013), and Knight of Cups (2015). See more »
The landing craft transporting Charlie Company onto the beaches of Guadalcanal all have different numbers following the P letter in front. The number would have been the numerical designation of the transport. This suggests there are multiple transport vessels delivering troops. There is only one ship in view. See more »
Private Edward P. Train:
What's this war in the heart of nature? Why does nature vie with itself? The land contend with the sea? Is there an avenging power in nature? Not one power, but two?
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Composer Wrangler. . . Moanike'ala Nakamoto See more »
I used to hate this movie a lot (And I mean, a lot) but nowadays I have started to see its good qualities.
Terrence Malick's films are not everyone's cup of tea, and this is not only not the exception, but probably the most extreme example of that at display: There are many qualities from this movie that are frankly admirable (Particularly its brilliant cinematography and performances) but it is also the kind of movie that is quite tedious to watch at moments.
And it's already a pretty long film, it feels even longer than it actually is.
If you are about to watch this, don't expect something like "Saving Private Ryan". Expect something more akin to Apocalypse Now Redux: A brilliant, but also tedious movie that is both beautiful and both tiring at moments.
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