VIDEO: David Fincher and Christopher Nolan Explain the Greatness of Terrence Malick
Winning the Palme d'Or was cool, and blowing out the box office on Memorial Day weekend was pretty nice, too. But as Fox Searchllght prepares to take The Tree of Life to its broadest audience to date -- more than doubling its screen count this weekend to over 100 -- what better time to bring out the big guns? And I mean big.
Searchlight has issued a new featurette of Christopher Nolan and David Fincher exalting ToL director Terrence Malick. It's fine overall, but what I really like about it is its flashes of specificity: Nolan explains Malick's visual narratives in a way that's both evocative and succinct, while Fincher can clearly get behind the idea of actors submitting body and soul to their director. To say nothing of Malick's ass-kicking aplomb.
[Via Apple; head over there should the embed be pulled.]