People: Dec. 14, 1998


Recluses come in two varieties: those who live in 8-ft. by 10-ft. shacks in Montana and those for whom top Hollywood talent begs to work--for scale. The latter category includes directors Stanley Kubrick, who kept Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman on a movie set for almost two years, and TERRENCE MALICK, the anti-social filmmaker who hasn't directed a movie or agreed to be photographed (until now) in 20 years. Malick has made only two films, Badlands and Days of Heaven, but his reputation has grown in inverse proportion to his output, enabling him to draw Sean Penn, John...

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