Watch Making-Of Terrence Malick’s “To The Wonder”

Published On February 26, 2013 | By Mike Carroll | Terrence Malick

Terrence Malick’s new film To The Wonder with Ben Affleck is slated to begin playing in U.S. cinemas on April 12.

This could be quite a year for Ben Affleck with his Oscar win just the other night for Argo, which I one of my favorite movies in years.

As yet there is still no official website for the film. The trailers and the new behind-the-scenes clips have only been released on Youtube.

Here is the French trailer:

In recent days three short behind-the-scenes clips have been released on Youtube. Terrence Malick doesn’t give interviews and doesn’t allow himself to be seen in the official making-of documentaries about his films. But these clips give a rare glimpse into his filmmaking world. His passion for totally natural, realistic acting moments. His insistence on totally naturally lit locales. Only at the very end of clip three of an exterior night scene on a small town street can you see any lights. Also, you don’t see any camera dollies, but D.P. Emmanuel Lubezki (“Chivo”) is using a pretty big slider for his 35mm movie camera.

You also see how the crew travels around in minivans with their handheld cameras ready to go at any time depending on the light. They like to arrive someplace and be rolling in 20-minutes.

I look at this footage and I’m inspired to grab my Canon 7D and get Bonnie and the greyhounds outside and start shooting.

As with The Tree of Life, Malick’s last film, which is the best movie I’ve see in thirty years, I cannot wait to see To The Wonder.

Watch these clips and learn and enjoy.

Here also is a link to a site with some behind-the-scenes stills of Terrence Malick shooting his next film, with Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara. I can only hope this will be out in spring or summer of 2014.


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Mike Carroll joined the digital revolution in 1999 with a Sony TRV900 camcorder and Final Cut Pro, when it was only Final Cut Pro and not version 2, 4 or a Suite.

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