Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The temptation to escape your country in turmoil: Terrence Malick's wife on America and 9/11.


Having read the above article, I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly what went through the minds of Alexandra Wallace and her famed filmmaker husband Terrence Malick (someone whose reputation will always rest on his 1970s films BADLANDS and DAYS OF HEAVEN, regardless of his later work following roughly two decades of retirement).

Are they the type of showbiz people who want to escape the USA when it's in turmoil a la celebs who talked about moving to, say, Switzerland during the Vietnam War?

Or do the Malicks think the Canada of 2012 is a sufficient panacea even considering its Rightward drift over the last 11 years (from not heeding Bush 43's call to Iraq to Canada pulling its embassy out of Iran)?

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