Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Instant Classic

I’m not usually one to bounce up and down in excitement and impatiently await the arrival of much of anything in an obvious way, but for some reason, the premiere of Terrence Malick’s film, Tree of Life, had me at a near heart-attack level of anticipation for months. His films are just absolutely stunning — I’d say they’re like cinema poetry — and this one (watch trailer here) has already won the Palme d’Or award at Cannes (which is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes film festival). Plus, it stars Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. What’s not to love?! However, I will warn that Malick’s films aren’t for the faint of heart: they’re usually hours long epics that often don’t follow an obvious plot line (again, cinematic poetry). But if you can remind yourself that it’s art and muster through it, I promise you’ll walk away in awe and appreciate life and nature as you’ve never done before. 

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