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Just watched Thin Red Line this week and figured there'd be some details on the RAW Board. Unfortunately, not much! For anyone who hasn't seen it, see it. It's an incredible piece of filmmaking that bordered on mesmerizing for this viewer. Mr. Jane shows up well past the two hour mark for a two minute scene. He's lucky in that regard because so many characters and actors were cut out of this film. Adrian Brody's character was originally the meatiest in the script/novel, to the extent he was put on a press tour by FOX to be introduced to the world. Yet in the final film he has maybe two lines of dialogue and mostly looks shocked in the background. John C. Reily's role is basically insignificant. Viggo Mortensen, Bill Pullman, Lukas Haas and Mickey Rourke all filmed scenes but are completely absent from the finished film.

As far as Mr. Jane and Mr. Mallick, there's a podcast interview on the RAW main page where he touches on his work briefly. If I recall correctly he flew on the same plane as Mickey Rourke to location. Spent two days with Jim Cavizel in the middle of nowhere for their scene and enjoyed the process very much.

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The Thin Red Line - Criterion BluRay Edition released this week:

 

"...it’s one of the most visually arresting Blu-rays produced, thanks to Criterion. This is one of the best high-def presentations of the year. Highly recommended!

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Interviews with several of the film’s actors, including Kirk Acevedo, Jim Caviezel, Thomas Jane, Elias Koteas, Dash Mihok, and Sean Penn; composer Hans Zimmer; editors Billy Weber, Leslie Jones, and Saar Klein; and writer James Jones’s daughter Kaylie Jones."

 

 

http://www.theblurayblog.com/2010/09/top-5...f-september-28/

 

and

 

"Disc 2's features begin with "The Thin Red Line: The Actor's Perspective" (33:33), which catches up with Sean Penn, Jim Caviezel, Elias Koteas, Thomas Jane, Dash Mihok, and Kirk Acevedeo. They reflect on getting cast, training, and their experiences on the large yet flexible production."

 

http://www.dvdizzy.com/thinredline-1203.html

 

and

 

"The second disc starts off with a more than 30-minute featurette that showcases cast members Kirk Acevedo, Jim Caviezel, Thomas Jane, Elias Koteas, Dash Mihok, and Sean Penn talking about how they were cast and their experiences making the film. They all give fascinating impressions of what Malick is like and what it was like to work with him. The actors did a lot of research and preparation, living and training like soldiers and, as a result, they really bonded with one another."

 

http://rheaven.blogspot.com/2010/09/dvd-of...-criterion.html

 

 

Jen

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The Thin Red Line - Criterion BluRay Edition released this week:

 

"...it’s one of the most visually arresting Blu-rays produced, thanks to Criterion. This is one of the best high-def presentations of the year. Highly recommended!

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Interviews with several of the film’s actors, including Kirk Acevedo, Jim Caviezel, Thomas Jane, Elias Koteas, Dash Mihok, and Sean Penn; composer Hans Zimmer; editors Billy Weber, Leslie Jones, and Saar Klein; and writer James Jones’s daughter Kaylie Jones."

 

 

http://www.theblurayblog.com/2010/09/top-5...f-september-28/

 

and

 

"Disc 2's features begin with "The Thin Red Line: The Actor's Perspective" (33:33), which catches up with Sean Penn, Jim Caviezel, Elias Koteas, Thomas Jane, Dash Mihok, and Kirk Acevedeo. They reflect on getting cast, training, and their experiences on the large yet flexible production."

 

http://www.dvdizzy.com/thinredline-1203.html

 

and

 

"The second disc starts off with a more than 30-minute featurette that showcases cast members Kirk Acevedo, Jim Caviezel, Thomas Jane, Elias Koteas, Dash Mihok, and Sean Penn talking about how they were cast and their experiences making the film. They all give fascinating impressions of what Malick is like and what it was like to work with him. The actors did a lot of research and preparation, living and training like soldiers and, as a result, they really bonded with one another."

 

http://rheaven.blogspot.com/2010/09/dvd-of...-criterion.html

 

 

Jen

 

Awesome news, a title well worth the Criterion treatment. I hope they restore the excised footage with the rest of the actors involved.

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