Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sundays with Terrence: "The Thin Red Line" Quote of the Week

Each Sunday night, DiSaronno Blog will share with you a quotation from Terrence Malick's masterwork, "The Thin Red Line." This will be done in light of the emotionally edifying properties of these musings on life and death, beauty and wars, human suffering. That in mind, we present this week's quotation from "The Thin Red Line"...

Private Witt (pictured): [voice over] This great evil. Where does it come from? How'd it steal into the world? What seed, what root did it grow from? Who's doin' this? Who's killin' us? Robbing us of life and light. Mockin' us with the sight of what we might've known. Does our ruin benefit the earth? Does it help the grass to grow, the sun to shine? Is this darkness in you, too? Have you passed to this night?

1 comment:

tonyratslayer said...

Your questionable use of the non-restrictive comma suggests that Malick has produced only one masterwork, and not more than that. This is clearly insupportable, and erroneous.

It's a shame that Private Witt is a Christian fundamentalist in real life.