THIN RED LINE, THE (1998)
Terrence Malick's poetic adaptation of the Guadalcanal novel by James Jones (who also wrote FROM HERE TO ETERNITY) features a superstar cast, including Sean Penn and Adrien Brody, George Clooney, Nick Nolte, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson and John Travolta. Jim Caviezel stands out as the sensitive Private Witt, whose musings on nature and man's destructive tendencies narrate much of the movie. The entire cast worked for scale or took cameos simply to be involved in a project by the reclusive Malick, returning to filmmaking for the first time after a 20-year hiatus. DIR/SCR Terrence Malick, from the novel by James Jones; PROD Grant Hill, Robert Michael Geisler, John Roberdeau. U.S., 1998, color, 170 min. RATED R
AFI Member passes accepted.