Monday, June 20, 2011

FW: Tree of Life (film 2011)

From: Robert
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2011 2:40 PM


I saw it.  It may be one of the weirdest movies I have ever watched.  It will definitely turn most people off.  I had to go downtown to the Broadway to see it since it’s not in wide general release.  It’s a polarizer, some people will like it (for me I tolerated it), many people will hate it.  The story doesn’t flow chronologically, it jumps around.  It’s especially difficult to watch if you have had a family member die.  The subject matter is about a son that is killed at 19 and they reconstruct his childhood lifetime experiences many of which I could relate to.   There is a lot of room for interpretation of this film.  I’m not sure I get all that was being conveyed.  Part of the film seems like a visual documentary on the creation of the universe and evolution.  The other part is a drama about a family and their 3 boys, one that dies at the beginning of the film.



From: John
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 4:41 PM

I suspect that the movie looks at life and religion from a pantheist perspective.


From: Robert
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 8:45 AM


This looks interesting.


…” featuring sci-fi and surrealist themes and imagery through space and the birth of life on Earth, drawing comparisons in particular to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. “



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