Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Terrence Malick Film Poll Results: It's A Tie !!

I figured from the very beginning that the winner of our Terrence Malick poll would be either Days of Heaven or The Thin Red Line.  Well lo and behold, I was right on both accounts.  Receiving 24% of the vote each (which is 13 votes each from the 53 cast) these two films shared top honours.  Here is a rundown of the final tallies.

Days of Heaven - 13 votes (24%)
The Thin Red Line - 13 votes (24%)
Badlands - 12 votes (22%)
The Tree of Life - 9 votes (16%) 
The New World - 6 votes (11%)

Now I am no math expert but this seems to come to just 97% of the vote.  It makes me wonder what the Blogger poll app did with that final 3%.

Anyway, I would have liked to have seen The New World have a better showing but I did expect it to come in last.  My personal list goes: The Tree of Life, Days of Heaven, The New World, The Thin Red Line & Badlands.  But of course even the least Malick is better than the best of many a director.  So to close out, please allow me to end with an image (and a beautiful one of course) from that last place finisher, The New World.  Oh yeah, and another poll will be announced soon, so stay tuned.


rockhollow said...

I vote for Days of Heaven, the tie is broken.

Albert Muth, auteurophile

Kevyn Knox said...

Too little, too late. Still a tie.

Red said...

Pretty sure I voted for Badlands, but it might've been The Thin Red Line. Hmmmm...

I watched Days of Heaven again the other day. Awesome flick, but I can't get over the fact that Richard Gere is just bloody awful in it.

Anonymous said...

"Grey, my friend, is every theory / And green is Life’s golden tree."

"The most beautiful fraud in the world" would be the best way to define Malick's work.
There isn't much sense in making these polls: Malick did just one film in 5 parts. Didn't you noticed the similarities between Gere entering the Days of Heaven house and Jack entering his sexy neighbour's house?