The Site of Nature: Exteriority and Overexposure in The Thin Red Line

By Trevor Mowchun. “Have mountains, and waves, and skies, no significance but what we consciously give them, when we employ them as emblems of our thoughts? The world is emblematic.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature) There is a sense in which it could be said that the natural world is beyond […]

The Malick Illusion: Perceptual segmentation in The Thin Red Line

By Luis Antunes Rocha. “The image, in terms of sound, always has the basic nature of a question. Fundamental to the cinema experience, therefore, is a process – which we might call sound hermeneutic – whereby the sound asks where? and the image responds here!” (Altman 1980: 74) “With the […]