Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life

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  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Thin Red Line was terrible. He should have quit after Badlands.
     


  2. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    I hope there are dinosaurs.

    There are.

    Thin Red Line was terrible. He should have quit after Badlands.

    Never before have I questioned your taste, but Thin Red Line was brilliant. I will boo you at Cannes.
     


  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Never before have I questioned your taste, but Thin Red Line was brilliant. I will boo you at Cannes.

    Ugh. Not seen since release (1998?) so maybe memory is bad but ... ugh.
     


  4. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Official blog for movie: http://twowaysthroughlife.tumblr.com/ Page 4 pic: [​IMG]
    lefty
     


  5. gladhands

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    Terrence Malick? Meh. I've seen enough of his films (all of them) to say they're visually quite pretty... and pretty boring. A contemplative Sean Penn + the overexposed Brad Pitt... yeah, it didn't take me long to pass on the 'opportunity' to see it at the Sydney Film Festival (I'm once again seeing about a dozen films).



    I feel the same way. Malick's films are visually stunning, but not the least bit compelling.
     


  6. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ugh. Not seen since release (1998?) so maybe memory is bad but ... ugh.

    I don't like that one too much either. It's beautiful, but the structure kinda falls apart and it got killed by the million cameos. Half of the performances were distractingly, laughingly horrific (Travolta?)
     


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    I liked Thin Red Line. It was disorganized, even for a Malick film, but still enjoyable. A solid B.
     


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    1969 Senior member

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    The guy makes big, beautiful films. I saw him and Mike Judge eating at a tex-mex joint a few years ago. Odd couple.
     


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    I freaking loved The New World. I'm a very big fan. Hubble style shots of the cosmos in a Malick film sound like a feature, not a bug.

    What a terrible movie. I was intrigued by the Wagner at the beginning then I get -- two hours of Pocahontas reading a line of bad poetry in a voice over every thirty seconds. I don't know what happened after that because I turned it off.
     


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    What a terrible movie. I was intrigued by the Wagner at the beginning then I get -- two hours of Pocahontas reading a line of bad poetry in a voice over every thirty seconds. I don't know what happened after that because I turned it off.

    That's because you're a moran.
     


  11. Tokyo Slim

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    Malick seems to be pretty polarizing. FWIW, I wish there were a million more of him and one less George Lucas. Yes Peter Jackson, I'm talking to YOU.
     


  12. robinsongreen68

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    the thin red line is fuckin' great. that scene where in the middle of the rising tension of the conflict, (marines pinned down on a hill, knowing it would be pretty much suicidal to attack the emplacement at the top, as their commander insists..)... and the camera focuses on the wind blowing through the long grass. unforgettable cinema.
    days of heaven and badlands are also wonderful.
     


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    This may be a case where the trailer is better than the actual film.
    See: Where the Wild Things Are

    Feel free to add further examples... Possible new thread?
     


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    Ive heard there is a 15 minute interlude of Hubble-style shots of the cosmos.

    i think a couple hits of acid are called for.
     


  15. StephenHero

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    I wish to see this film.
     


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