Author: wsipling

Mysticism and Terrence Malik’s “Knight of Cups”

Presented March 12, 2021. at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), 52nd Annual Convention. Malick’s 2015 Knight of Cups portrays the chaotic-yet-cathartic life of a Hollywood screenwriter and his spiritual ascent out of decadence towards existential meaning. With the backdrop of John Bunyan’s 17th century allegory, the prison epistle The Pilgrim’s Progress, and the constant […]