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“The Thin Red Line” movie

“The Thin Red Line” captures your attention from the beginning and draws you to follow all its small and large details, the film is by the American director of Lebanese origin, Terrence Malick. When you watch the movie, you feel that war is a tragic suicide for individuals and societies, a destruction of societies with all their principles of morals, values ​​and hopes. From generation to another in the form of a misleading memory calling for revenge. this is the first impression when you watch the movie.

The film, adapted from the novel of the same title by the novelist (James Jones), takes place after the Battle of Pearl Harbor in which the Americans lost the Pacific Fleet on December 7, 1942, in the bay of Guadalcanal Island. The bloodiest and fiercest battles of the Pacific Wars will take place on the land of this remote island, an island that was a paradise before the war, where the indigenous people of the Aborigines lived in peace.

There is a tense atmosphere in the movie, without depicting it in the scenes. Here the director is creative in his vision of the problem of war, in which the blood is no more than (a thin red line), but it explodes in the hearts of the young soldiers. We do not see amputated bodies, but we feel the soldiers’ trembling from amputating their dreams, they are trying to do everything for the sake of victory and eradicating the imaginary enemy, the internal enemy, the inner enemy, and the barbaric behavior perched in the pores of the mind and heart. It hinders our thinking and exhausts us in a way that greatly drains our energies and potentials. It is the same enemy that (Terrence Malick) is trying to dismantle its identity, prompting us to ask conscious questions about it, where did it come from? What is its source? How did it grew in us? What does it feed? Can it be controlled? Tamed? Customized? Can we get rid of it? Eradicate it?

The cinematic films of this genius director seek to leave an aesthetic impression on the eternal struggle of human existence, this struggle is represented in the duality of death and birth, victory and defeat, joy and sadness, and to present these opposing and fierce dualities in their full nudity and severity, their innocence and virginity as well, and without leaning to one side at the expense of the other.

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