In einem Gespräch mit der Cahiers du Cinéma verriet das Team um Terrence Malicks “The Tree of Life”, dass der Regisseur an einer sechsstündigen Version seines Opus Magnums arbeitet. Hinsichtlich der außerordentlichen Sorgfalt im Schnitt seiner Filme heißt es im Interview:
Does Malick think about editing when he’s filming?
We speak about it almost everytime. But most of the ideas about the editing we share on the set don’t make the final cut. We maybe have been shot 600.000 metres (around 370 miles) of film. The first cut was 8 hours long. Terry is working on/preparing a 6 hours long version of the movie. What I’ve seen (of this) is absolutely incredible, it’s wonderful. The longer version will have to/will likely, for the most part, relate to the children part. There were outstanding things, we’ve shot many, many things about Jack’s childhood : his friends, his evolution, his changes, his awareness of the loss of his childhood. I don’t know if I’m supposed to say all of this!
Es wäre zu schön, diese Fassung sehen zu können.
Komplett offtopic und eigentlich kein Extraposting wert: René machte mich darauf aufmerksam, dass Malick angeblich ein großer Fan von Ben Stillers “Zoolander” sei.
“I think ‘Zoolander’ is one of Terry’s favorite movies ever,” said Jack Fisk, Malick’s longtime production designer, who has known him for nearly 40 years. “He watches it all the time, and he likes quoting it.”