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Our Daily Trailer: THE THIN RED LINE

Give us this day Our Daily Trailer. Hulk offers up the Malick war film.

HULK GOT IN A CONVERSATION THE OTHER DAY WITH DR. STRANGE AND HE MADE THE WEIRDEST COMMENT EVER. HE SAID THAT TERRENCE MALICK WAS "UNMARKETABLE." NOW, HULK KNOW WHAT THE GOOD DOCTOR MEANT... WAIT. IS HE EVEN REALLY A DOCTOR? THIS HAS, LIKE, NEVER BEEN MADE CLEAR. SORRY... YEAH, HULK KNEW WHAT STRANGE MEANT. HE WAS SAYING MALICK MOVIES TEND TO DEVALUE NARRATIVE AND USUALLY HAVE A MORE LIMITED AUDIENCE, SO THIS ALL SOMEHOW MAKES HIS WORK "UNMARKETABLE."

HULK WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT THE IDEA THAT THIS SIMPLY ISN'T TRUE.

HULK WOULD EVEN GO SO FAR AS TO SAY THAT THE MAN'S WORK IS INSANELY MARKETABLE. IF ANYTHING, THE POETICISM OF HIS VOICE-OVERS AND STARK BEAUTY OF HIS IMAGERY LENDS ITSELF TO MAKING A BEAUTIFUL TRAILERS BETTER THAN ANY OTHER FILMMAKER THAT HULK CAN THINK OF.

HULK MEAN, MALICK IS A POET. HE JUST WORKS IN THE MEDIUM OF LONG-FORM FILMMAKING. ALL HIS WORK TENDS TO HAVE THIS EPIC SCOPE ABOUT THE NATURE OF LIFE AND DEATH AND ALL THESE OTHER LOFTY ASPIRATIONS. HE'S EVEN A BIT OF AN UNABASHED ROMANTIC ABOUT IT ALL. BUT AS A POET HE ALSO HAS THIS REMARKABLE ABILITY TO PARE DOWN HIS WORK (AND TO HAVE HIS WORK BE PARED DOWN BY SOMEONE ELSE).

LET HULK PUT IT LIKE THIS: DOESN'T THE ENTIRE MESSAGE OF THE TREE OF LIFE WORK JUST AS WELL IN THE TRAILER? HULK KNOW THAT MAY SOUND RIDICULOUS, BUT THINK ABOUT IT.  WHILE IT OBVIOUSLY DOESN'T GO TO THE SAME LENGTHS, IT STILL COMPLETELY EMBODIES ALL THE THEMES, IMAGES AND EXPERIENCES PRESENT IN THE FILM. YOU COULD EVEN SAY THE TRAILER IS JUST THE "2 MINUTE VERSION" OF THE ACTUAL FILM AND COMPLETELY BE RIGHT (HECK, FOR SOME PEOPLE IT POSSIBLY EVEN WORKS BETTER IN THAT FORMAT).

AND HULK WOULD LIKE TO ALSO SUGGEST THAT THIS IS AWESOME. NAME YOUR DIFFICULTY: FINDING AN AUDIENCE, HAVING A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME TO SELL THE MOVIE, APPEALING TO A BROAD SCOPE... THESE THINGS AREN'T THE CHALLENGES; THEY'RE THE OPPORTUNITIES. ANY GOOD POET KNOWS THAT.

SO HULK WAS COMBING THROUGH AND HULK JUST THOUGHT IT WOULD BE NICE TO SHARE THE WONDER AND SPLENDOR OF MALICK'S TRAILER FOR THE THIN RED LINE. IF YOU'VE NEVER SEEN THE FILM ITSELF, IT IS INCREDIBLE; ANOTHER QUIET MEDITATION ABOUT THE NATURE OF LIFE AND DEATH SET AGAINST THE CARNAGE  OF THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL AND THE BEAUTY OF THEIR SURROUNDINGS. WHILE THERE'S BEEN A LITANY OF FILMS THAT HAVE CAPTURED THE REALITIES AND HORRORS OF WARTIME, HULK BELIEVES THAT FEW OTHER FILMS HAVE DONE A BETTER JOB OF TAKING YOU INTO THE MIND, BODY AND SOUL OF THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED IN WARTIME.