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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

the.tree.of.life

 


"there  are  two  ways  through  life.  the  way  of  nature  and  the  way  of  grace."



...  this  is  where  terrence  malick's ( badlands,  the  thin  red  line,  the  new  world )  ambitious,  perplexing  new  film  the  tree  of  life  ran  into  problems  with  his  fatally  flawed  brilliance.  it  is  an  attempt  at  evoking  answers  to  questions  towards  the  universe,  much  like  stanley  kubrick's  2001:  a  space  odyssey,  solidified  by  great  performances  from  its  cast,  and  a  series  of  audacious  sequences  captured  in  breathtaking  cinematography.  unfortunately,  malick  concentrated  on  the concept  through  visual  poetry  so  much  that  he  somehow  seemed  to  have  fallen  short  on  the  narrative.  though  this  is  quite  a  rare  kind  of  film,  i  cannot  help  but  compare  it  to  darren  aronofsky's  the  fountain.  both  have  stunning  visual  imagery  with  cerebral,  metaphysical  concepts,  accompanied  by  nothing  but  a  deep  sigh  of  disappointment  and  exhaustion.  



director: terrence malick
writer: terrence malick
cast: brad pitt, sean penn, jessica chastain
running time: 138 mins.


what can i do? ^__^

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