The Thin Red Line
Dir. Terrence Malick. 1998, 170 mins. 35mm. With Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Nick Nolte. The horrific and chaotic Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II is the setting for Malick’s brooding meditation on the meaninglessness of war, the beauty of nature, and the mystery of human behavior. A masterpiece on every level, The Thin Red Line features unforgettable music by Hans Zimmer and photography by John Toll.