This is a few weeks old now, but still evergreen. Plus with Terrence Malick finally getting distribution for his long-gestating "Tree of Life" film project, it's even more relevant now.
In anticipation for the August 29th re-release of the 1973 Terrence Malick film "Badlands" (in the U.K. only) Ryan Gilbey of the British paper Guardian explored the troubled shoot that produced one of the finest romantic, on-the-run road films ever made. It is a fascinating story, behind one of the greatest (and gorgeously meditative) films ever made and gives incredible insight into one of the kookiest and capricious directors to ever get behind a camera.
From all accounts, Malick's spontaneous style is something that many adore and many can find extremely frustrating.
"People who've worked with Terry either love him or hate him,"Spacek said. "I love him. 'Badlands' was a real turning point for me. We'd spend hours talking about things, and then the next day I'd look at the rewrites, and there'd be all the things I told him."