Newcity Chicago

DIRECTED BY: Terrence Malick

REVIEWED: 03-30-98

Terrence Malick's 1974 haunting, often hilarious debut feature is one of the great, slippery masterpieces of the 1970s, at once a crackling outlaw couple story as well as a richly detailed satire of the fifties. Kit (a very young, very good Martin Sheen) is a garbage collector who gets it in mind to go on a spree with schoolgirl Sissy Spacek. Spacek's ethereally dopey narration offers a fan-magazine version of the facts, usually contradicted by the images in front of us, and the conflict makes the pulpy material even more mysterious. Great soundtrack; rich, delirious camerawork by Tak Fujimoto. Malick's first film since his 1978 "Days of Heaven," a $65 million adaptation of James Jones' "Thin Red Line," is tentatively scheduled for Christmas release. 94m. New 35mm print.

--Ray Pride

Other Films by Terrence Malick
Days of Heaven
The Thin Red Line

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