The Thin Red Line (1998)

Directed by Terrence Malick

The story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed landing, through the bloody and exhausting battles that follow, to the ultimate departure of those who survived.

The landscape is overwhelming, and the war is just one part of it. The soldiers crawl through the grass, but the grass continues moving in the wind, because the grass is busy with its own story.

Will Sloan