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Watch: 'Malick: Fire & Water' Examines The Director's Use Of The Elements

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 15, 2013 at 5:55PM

As the debate continues about Terrence Malick's latest "To The Wonder" -- in our recent feature, we explored how it has split up the staff of The Playlist with those who both admire and have issuse with the film -- it's perhaps testament to the filmmaker that his work inspires such chatter at all. And certainly, the imagery in his films is more than just beautiful pictures, as they strive to try and capture the ephemeral feelings the characters are grappling with, but it's not always successful. Nature has been particular obsession through this career and a new visual essay gives a quick study as to how two key elements have factored into his movies.
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As the debate continues about Terrence Malick's latest "To The Wonder" -- in our recent feature, we explored how it has split up the staff of The Playlist with those who both admire and have issuse with the film -- it's perhaps testament to the filmmaker that his work inspires such chatter at all. And certainly, the imagery in his films is more than just beautiful pictures, as they strive to try and capture the ephemeral feelings the characters are grappling with, but it's not always successful. Nature has been particular obsession through this career and a new visual essay gives a quick study as to how two key elements have factored into his movies.

"Malick: Fire & Water" is nicely cut, quick minute through the filmmaker's cinematic catalogue, and in particular his use of fire and water in all of his movies. Both have been featured in every movie throughout his filmography, though "To The Wonder" is the first without fire (unless you count the sparks thrown by the Kurylenko/Affleck/McAdams trifecta -- yowsa!). Anyway, it's an easy spin and worth a peek. Watch below. [CriterionCast]

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