The Thin Red Line
Title: The Thin Red Line
Cast: Nick Nolte, Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn
Director: Terrence Malick
Run Time: 2:50
Director Terrence Malick’s adaptation of James Jones’ semi-autobiographical novel about the World War II Battle of Mount Austen. While living peacefully amongst the locals in a South Pacific island, U.S. Army absconder Private Witt is found by his commanding officer and forced back into active duty. What follows is an exploration of life, death, and nature based on the experiences each of the soldiers in Witt’s troop experiences in war. The picture was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, and was a critical and box-office success.