Absence of Malick, The

Genre: Film/Television

Absence of Malick, TheWhy did movie director Terrence Malick disappear after his first two brilliant movies?

Performed by:
Luke Daniels

Out of touch with people for years, Terrance Malick still inspires a dome of silence that is Mafia-loyal, as if investigating his whereabouts might shatter some fragile, cherished objet d'art. Adams, Sheen, Medavoy and Brackman are among the only Malick associates who will consent to discuss him. More common is the reaction of producer Bert Schneider: 'Malick's a great man and a great director. I'm sorry he isn't making films. That's all I have to say.' After a brief yet exalted career that resulted in the acclaimed films Badlands and Days of Heaven, director Terrence Malick shunned the public eye and, seemingly, his talents. In The Absence of Malick, David Handelman renders the scope and mystery of Malick's disappearance and, against all odds, finds him on the other end of a phone call. The Absence of Malick was originally published in California Magazine, November, 1985.

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Run time: 1 hours
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Author
David Handelman
Narrator
Luke Daniels

Biography:
Luke Daniels has performed at various repertory theatres around the country, with an emphasis on Shakespeare. His many audiobook credits range from action and suspense to young adult and adult fiction, including works by Philip Roth and John Updike. He currently resides in the Midwest.

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