The Tree of Life [Digital]


Terrence Malick's 2011 Palm d'Or opus is a bloody damn brilliant, beautiful, tragically poetic piece of art. Starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, this year's ubiquitous Jessica Chastain and the universe in general, this film will not appeal to the masses, but once you get past the first interlude, the film shines!!! So much emotional depth in so little words. All credit goes to Malick. Amazingly beautiful imageries with fabulous shots and cinematography. Also, excellent acting from Jessica and particularly the young cast, which was very important in bringing out the emotional core of the show (side: just watched True Blood, and when Fiona Shaw appeared I flashed to Marnie!! Hahaha). The film itself is a thematic examination on the meaning of life (and death), purpose of religion (vs creationism), family, loss and the eternal question of "Why do bad things happen to good people?". Alexandre Desplat scored the film as a beautiful accompaniment to the gorgeous cinescape, his lush haunting violins and the classical pieces are befitting the sombre mood of the show. Do go watch in Digital if possible! The interlude effects are gorgeous!!!! Note: Jack O'Brian = J.O.B. = Job = you know, the one with Book :)

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