The Thin Red Line Revelation

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Matt Stone, Jan 24, 2002.

  1. Matt Stone

    Matt Stone Lead Actor

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    I always loved the first trailer to Pearl Harbor, and I could never realize why...now I know...it's the friggen music from The Thin Red Line. On a further note...I can't believe that I had never seen Thin Red Line to this point...and I can't believe how damn good it is.

    PS. What version should I buy? Regular, DTS, Fox War Classic...?? Thx.
     
  2. Jason Whyte

    Jason Whyte Screenwriter

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    "What version should I buy? Regular, DTS, Fox War Classic...??"
    I'd recommend the Enhanced Widescreen DTS/DD version for sure. The Fox War Classic and the Regular version are the same (I have the latter since I don't have DTS yet).
    Jason
     
  3. Matt Stone

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    Kewl....Thx. I'm ordering at as I type.
     
  4. Chris Lynch

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    I'm pretty damn partial to this movie myself, the performances are incredible, and I love war movies that try to say something about humanity, not just bomb fests and cheap gimmicks like Pearl Harbor. I think it had even more to say than Saving Private Ryan, though I love that film as well.
    BTW, you may already know this, but The Thin Red Line is a remake of an older film by the same name.
     
  5. Matt Stone

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    Yah. I did know that it was a remake, but I've never seen (or heard) anything about the older version. Is it similar in it's scope of things...or more constrained like a typical war movie?
     
  6. Marc Colella

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    I know it wasn't used as a comparison or anything, but having "Pearl Harbor" and "The Thin Red Line" in the same sentence should be illegal. [​IMG]
     
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  9. Walter Kittel

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    If you want to see an earlier version of Malick's The Thin Red Line, then I highly recommend 1967's Beach Red directed by Cornel Wilde. ( Turner Classic Movies broadcasts this title very infrequently. )
    The similarities between the films in terms of their overall tone, and their approach to depicting the nature of war are very close. Beach Red is based upon a different literary work by another author. While I don't know if Malick has ever viewed this film, the similarities lead me to believe that he was influenced by this work.
    - Walter.
     

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