I have to admit that I'm a big fan of . He's a director of style and substance and both The French Connection and The Exorcist are near perfect genre movies. So when he talks I listen.
At a recent Q & A Friedkin shared his thoughts on 's To the Wonder. It's safe to say that he was less than impressed.
Check out what he had to say:
Let me say first off that I am normally a fan of Malick's work (even if The New World stretched my patience). That being said, I thought To the Wonder was the single most frustrating experience I've had at the theater this year. It was like watching a movie by a film student that was doing an impression of a Mallick movie. Every scene and camera movement seemed perfectly constructed to give off the impression of hidden depth and meaning but was actually vapid and lifeless. And if I never again see spinning through the sun-dappled fields like a whirling dervish, it will still be too soon.
It's nice to hear that I'm not alone in thinking that. Mr Friedkin, my respect for you has only increased.
What are your thoughts on Friedkin's comments? Were you a fan of To the Wonder?