As we patiently wait for some festival and release news for Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups, along with a trailer for Weightless (or whatever it will be called next), I have a few smaller news items courtesy of One Big Soul.
– The news that might actually lead to more news, in the form of reviews, is that Knight of Cups will be playing at the Jerusalem Film Festival on the 15th and 16th.
– Next up are some thoughts from Cate Blanchett, who is also in both of the Malick films. This is what she had to say about her experience of the man.
This is a director who has a particular universe. The experience was brief and mysterious, completely rooted in the present moment, a life in suspension, as he described it. After the end of the film remains a mystery and the story is very allusive. And then you have to adjust to the idea of not having any certainty to be in the final cut.
– With a more negative take on the Malick method, here is Kevin Corrigan’s experience.
I worked with Terrence Malick on a film two years ago, and it’s Terrence Malick! He was trying to reinvent the wheel right in the middle of take and it was a little frustrating. He’s kind of whimsical that way. The guy’s a legend, he can do whatever he wants and he does seem to do whatever he wants. Things aren’t nailed down at all. The movie is truly like this living thing, you don’t know where it’s going to go or what’s going to happen. That can be kind of frustrating when you’ve spent all night memorizing lines and then the lines end up not mattering all that much. I like for there to be form. I like for there to be organization.