Dinosaur trails: a theopoetic expedition throughout Terrence Malick films

Guilherme Lobão de Queiroz (guilhermelobao@gmail.com)
Faculdade de Comunicação, Universidade de Brasília
December, 2015
 
Experienced journalist, film and food critic, now flying along the phenomenology of reverie in search (and research) of problems relate to film, poetry, transcendent, the divinity and the evil
 

Abstract

Dinosaur trails: a theopoetic expedition throughout Terrence Malick films concerns the consonances and disonances of the american director’s work in relation to aspects of the poethics of the divine. Mediated by poetry, the present dissertation engages a journey in order to find aesthetics traces which give Malick’s cinematography an unique stylistic feature.

Throughout analisys of framing, landscapes, natural light at the limit, soundtrack, voice over,
religious moral, affection, darkness, life, nature and grace in each one of his six full-lenght movies (considering only the theatrical releases dated ‘til July of 2015), we will delineate a theopoetic cartography illuminated by the concept of german theologist Karl-Josef Kuschel,
taking on, as backbone, a close dilaogue with Gaston Bachelards’s reverie phenomelogy.


ISSN: 2374-4103