The shots of nature: lovely, terrible, and implacable. The upward-gazing angles: through water, through forests, through the trees of a small-town Texan backyard. And those interior monologues: tortured whispers of souls unburdened. All the things that get people irritated about Terrence Malick are in this clip. And you know what: Those people are crazy.
MEMORABLE IMAGE: Every frame of a Malick movie is worthy of inspection, but something vital—though not always pleasant—resonates in moments shared by the father and son (played with a brittle authenticity by both Brad Pitt and Hunter McCracken).
MEMORABLE LINE: “There are two ways through life. The way of nature. And the way of grace.”
MUSIC USED: “My Country-Vltava (The Moldau),” composed by Bedrich Smetana, performed by Vaclav Smetacek and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra