One of my favorite pieces of movie trivia is that in one of the shots, shadows were painted on the ground so that the people would have shadows but the trees wouldn't.
Ha! I hadn't noticed that. It would have made the shot much less interesting with either no shadows or all things shadowed. Very ingenious.
If you decide to reveal the trick, you could put it in the spoiler thread.
Thanks Martin, I'm off to revise my Top 100 list.
Woohoo! It's a marvelous, entrancing film. Not as popular as Days of Heaven or Badlands, but for me it's the one where all the Malick elements are working at their peak.
I agree! This is my favorite of his that I've seen.
It is an eye-opening film. It literally changed the way I look at the world.
Yep Sam. Magic.
Since I'm in a quoting frame of mind:
"the sensory experience of the beauty of the natural world"
"to embrace an inner stillness"
"it gives me sense of grandeur of the world and my relative small and insignificant role within the universe"
"this has literally changed how I look at things"
I too will remember to look. And, to look up.