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‘I Think the Most Ardent Fans of His Films Do Let the Movie “Just Wash Over Them”.’

Contentious — in a good way — interview by All Things Shining with Billy Weber, long-time editor and collaborator of Terrence Malick:

The million plus feet of film happens quite often now. Directors seem to shoot much more now than they used to shoot. An example would be on Days of Heaven, I think we shoot about 120,000 feet of film and The Thin Red Line over a million. In Terry’s case a lot of it comes from writing a lot of scenes and shooting them instead of censoring himself when writing the script. I think he would rather edit himself during the course of editing the movie rather than editing himself during the writing of the script.

(Via Jim Coudal, of course.)

Monday, 14 November 2011