The New World

The New World

DVD - 2006
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Dramatized account of the relationship between Pocahontas and Captain John Smith that ignited a battle for a new nation.
Publisher: Montréal : Alliance Atlantis : Distributed in Canada by Motion Picture Distribution, 2006
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama / New 3558
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container
Alternative Title: Nouveau monde [DVD]

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mercipourleslivres
May 01, 2018

This gorgeous production tells the familiar story of Pocahontas and John Smith, and with it the founding of the Jamestown colony with a heart-rending lead performance by Q’orianka Kilcher as Pocahontas. With a lush soundtrack filled with classical music, it’s almost too easy to immerse yourself in the film’s dreamy aesthetics. Some viewers may find its slow pace and lack of conventional action dull, though many will undoubtedly find it enchanting.

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kamposer
Apr 14, 2018

Having seen 3 Malick movies now, I think I have his number. I agree with everyone who was bored. He manages to make even an exciting premise, like Pocahontas going to London, tedious in the extreme. In every film he has a tic of cutting away to stock footage of birdies warbling in the trees-- I get it, Earth is an Eden and naughty Man (Old World Man that is) has turned it into a viper's nest of strip malls (where they have sense enough not to show movies like this one). His use of music is very distracting (besides being mawkish) to those who recognize the sources. What Wagner's Ring or the music of Mozart have to do with this story is a mystery. Zero stars.

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reginator_22
Feb 07, 2018

Kinda boring to be honest.

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FootBalm
Jun 28, 2017

Stupendous. People who find it too boring and slow should just watch Transformers. Amazing performance by Q'orianka Kilcher. A beautiful meditation on love and the founding of the United States. One of the last great movies by Terrence Malick before he gave up on scripts completely.

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Nice13
Mar 22, 2017

Very boring and difficult to understand the story. It seems the director didnt know what he was doing. Poor!!! Do not waste your time!!

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buddy_9
Feb 15, 2017

Do not waste your time watching this movie!!!!! Paint dries faster than this film unfolds. You will scratch your head every minute of this film wondering why you are still watching it. You will clap at the end, because its finally over. 0/5

ArapahoeKati Oct 21, 2016

A big sluggish and heavy in the middle, but the gorgeous scenery helps move it along. There isn't much talking, so you need to be watching closely, which isn't for everyone.

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akirakato
Oct 14, 2016

This is a 2005 British-American historical drama written and directed by Terrence Malick.
Set in 1607, Pocahontas---the spirited and adventurous daughter of Chief Powhatan---and others from her tribe witness the arrival of three ships sent by English royal charter to found a colony in the New World.
Aboard one of the ships is Captain John Smith, below decks, in chains.
While initially sentenced to death by hanging for his mutinous remarks, once ashore, Smith is pardoned by Captain Christopher Newport, the leader of the expedition.
This film depicts the founding of the Jamestown, Virginia, settlement and inspired by the historical figures Captain John Smith, Pocahontas of the Powatan Native American tribe, and Englishman John Rolfe.
Although it is in an epic-scale, the storyline appears sluggish, underdramatized and emotionally remote.

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bpbiblio
Feb 21, 2016

Excellent film. Beautiful and moving. See my review of it on Netflix.

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0cho
Jan 15, 2015

The problem with Terrance Malick is this guy doesn’t know who he is. On the one hand he wants to produce nature movies and on the other, full depth movies. By having his cake and eating too, he ends up creating super slow movies that leaves you fast forwarding large parts of the movie, he does a terrible job combining both. Too bad this guy has too many loose screws because he would direct some really good movies had he picked one or the other…..As for the movie, be prepared to fast forward large parts of the movie.

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reginator_22
Feb 07, 2018

Pocahontas: Mother, where do you live? In the sky? The clouds? The sea? Show me your face. Give me a sign. We rise... we rise. Afraid of myself. A god, he seems to me. What else is life but being near you? Do they suspect? Oh, to be given to you. You to me. I will be faithful to you. True. Two no more. One. One. I am... I am.

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ChanellyBelly
Oct 05, 2014

(from trailer)
Rolfe: "We could leave this place together."

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ChanellyBelly
Aug 31, 2014

Pocahontas/ Rebecca: "Mother, now I know where you live."

aaa5756 Apr 16, 2014

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

aaa5756 Apr 16, 2014

“America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.” -Oscar Wilde

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Vreeah_Nuw Jun 09, 2014

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reginator_22
Feb 14, 2018

Violence: Intense battle sequences.

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