Terence Malick is one of my essential directors, so I was loooking forward to this, and it doesn't disappoint. Very similar in its rhythms to The Thin Red Line, though here, I think, his trademark Heideggereanism if still more to the fore. The New World of the title refers, of course, to the continent that the first settlers in Virginia found, but it also highlights the theme of 'worlding', of Heideggers interest in the webs of meaning that inform discrete historical contexts, and crucially how one such world changes into another. Aside from that its just enourmously beautiful to look at and very very moving. Anyone else see it?