A recent Criterion newsletter has included this visual clue for the officially un-announced but reportedly forthcoming Criterion Bluray of Terrence Malick‘s The Thin Red Line. If I’d written the caption I would have had the lion say, “I’ve never met a leaf I didn’t like.” That, at least, would directly allude to TTRL rather than “feelin’ red and blu.” A red lion doesn’t need to state the obvious.