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The New World


thenewworldIn 1607, a ship of English settlers arrives in Virginia; one of them, John Smith (Colin Farrell), befriends a native princess (Q’Orianka Kilcher). The story about Smith and Pocahontas receives a worthy and credible (although not necessarily entirely factual) portrayal by Terrence Malick who stays true to his style. The depiction of the natives as an inherently noble and righteous people comes across as somewhat immature, and what we have here is ultimately a very uncomplicated movie about love… but every image is strangely haunting, and that accounts for a lot. 14-year-old Kilcher is a perfect Pocahontas.

2005-U.S. 149 min. Color. Widescreen. Written and directed byĀ Terrence Malick. Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki. Music: James Horner. Cast: Colin Farrell (John Smith), Christopher Plummer (Christopher Newport), Qā€™Orianka Kilcher (Pocahontas), Christian Bale, August Schellenberg, Wes Studi… John Savage, Jonathan Pryce, Eddie Marsan.

Trivia:Ā Malick wrote the script in the 1970s. Parts of James Hornerā€™s score were replaced with music by Wagner and Mozart. After the initial premiere, the film was cut to 135 min.; also available in a 172-min. version.



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