Those are three heavyweight names to stuff into one headline, but thanks to some shrewd marketing on the part of Fox Searchlight Pictures, it’s a reality.
Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” continues to roll out in its platform release, landing in a boatload of new cities this weekend. As the film prepares to go wider, the studio has tapped the thoughts of filmmakers Christopher Nolan and David Fincher to get their perspective on the famed auteur.
“His work is immediately recognizable, but it’s very tough to put your finger on why that is,” Nolan says in a new featurette launched at Apple. “The technique is not immediately obvious.”
Fincher, meanwhile, notes that “with Malick, you’re seeing something that was thought about and meditated over. You’re seeing someone who’s making choices that are specifically designed to evoke a feeling.”
Both directors also comment on the performances of Malick films, which was an interesting point of a debate around these parts recently. Says Nolan, “There is something very uniquely expressive about those performances,” while Fincher mentions that actors who work with Malick are looking to “disappear into the fabric of something else.”
Check out the featurette in high definition at Apple or watch the embed below: