Chances are high that you haven’t seen Terrence Malick’s new film Song to Song. Few people have. It’s only grossed $421,856 since opening in limited release a month ago. The critical reception has been equally poor. Things weren’t always this way for Malick. Six years ago, he released The Tree of Life to universal acclaim and a domestic gross of $54 million. What happened between now and then? That’s the subject of this month’s podcast.
Join Jon and Tim as they discuss the ups and downs of Malick’s career, Adrian Brody’s 19 year grudge, Tim’s man-crush on Emmanuel Lubezki, falling asleep at movies, Jon’s obsession with The Tree of Life, the importance of the elevator pitch, and the one thing that makes a story great.