Tree Of Life


In Heaven Everything Is Fine
So, I'm a huge Terrence Malick fan and was checking out what was on some of my favorite filmmakers' plates and I saw that he had a new movie planned out! I know it doesn't sound like a new big deal, but this is Terrence Malick, the guy who dropped off the face of the Earth for twenty years after making a masterpiece, Days of Heaven. I had assumed, for some reason, that because of the box office failure that was The New World (which I loved) he would give up, knowing full well that no studio exec in there right mind would consider even giving the him bus fare. I guess I was wrong... maybe.

Have any of you guys heard about this movie or are as excited about it as I am?

Oh yeah, and here's the IMBD link:
"No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul." ~ Ingmar Bergman


Tree of Life is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950's. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick's signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life.


Wow, that was absolutely beautiful. I really like the way The New World is filmed... I feel similarities between them when I hear the narrations in this trailer.
Hollywood?... Do you have to remake every successful Swedish film?

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Malick is the god of narrations. He gets the actors to say them so intimately and dreamily like the unspoken thoughts in their heads. That mixed with his eclectic music choices make for really powerful sequences of, basically, pure cinema, i.e. without any narrative cohesion whatsoever.
"Loves them? They need them, like they need the air."