Terrence Malick’s Song to Song Trailer


With less than a month to go before the world premiere of Terrence Malick’s latest film Song to Song at SXSW, Broad Green Pictures has released the first official trailer. The movie stars Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Rooney Mara and Natalie Portman and is described as a “modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene.” For the most part, it looks like this will continue further down the plotless, expressionistic path of recent Malick films like To the Wonder and Knight of Cups, although it incorporates some live musical performances and cameos from real musicians as well. Either way, if you’re not already a fan of Malick you may want to steer clear, but if you think his films are pure cinema, you have reason to be excited. Song to Song hits select theatres on March 17th; check out the first trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

Around the Web:

  • ReelJunkie

    Looks so pretentious. Yuck.

  • Andrew

    I expect this to be on the same level as To The Wonder and King of Cups – good but not great. But with this director and that cast, I’m in.

  • no one important

    A question for Film Junk,

    Having viewed Terence Maliks song to song trailer I plan to avoid the film. The reason is that I cannot stand the cinematography style he uses. For me, the style is a total turnoff. I hate it. I only made it 40 minutes into Tree of Life because of it. Which brings me to my question. Are there any directors you avoid because of film making techniques? I also avoid Sam Pekinpah films because of his slow motion. It takes me completely out of the movie.

  • Newtman98

    The jerky zoom technique used by the Duplass brothers in Cyrus was like nails on a chalkboard.

  • sumguy

    I loved how Tree of Life was done. As if going through a memory. Gave the film another layer of depth/feeling for me. I could see how it would be a turnoff to some though.

  • I know it’s blasphemous to say here, but sometimes the Tony Scott aesthetic is a total turn off. I’m probably about half and half on his films, so maybe I just ignore that style when I’m loving the movie.

  • schizopolis

    I can still smell the stench of Knight of Cups while watching this trailer. I hope I’m wrong. I love Malick, but Knight of Cups was his most pretentious film.

  • 9No

    Was hoping for a departure in style from this Malick movie, but he seems very set on it.
    Wasn’t Christian Bale also suppose to be in this one?