The Thin Red Line

Call it the anti-Saving Private Ryan: Terrence Malick's graceful, chaotic adaptation of James Jones' 1962 novel about the bloody, attenuated campaign to take Guadalcanal Island in 1942-43 (he also wrote From Here to Eternity), is an intensely internalized portrait of external pandemonium, a slippery, insidiously haunting work of poetry rather than brilliantly...read more

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