Wednesday, November 02, 2011

The Tree of Life

I just experienced a masterpiece. Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life is profound.

Christianity Today has a couple of reviews that you should read before or after the film. Joyce had already seen it and urged me to read them before hand, but I ran out of time. I'm glad I did. It was enough to have her recommendation. If mine is enough, check it out, and then read these articles. Th
I just experienced a masterpiece. Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life is profound.

Christianity Today has a couple of reviews that you should read before or after the film. Joyce had already seen it and urged me to read them before hand, but I ran out of time. I'm glad I did. It was enough to have her recommendation. If mine is enough, check it out, and then read these articles. They'll enhance your experience even more:
Brett McCracken points out that the form of the film is more like a symphony.
Kristen Scharold highlights some of powerful reflections Malick has made on the meaning of life.

Don't go in looking for a traditional narrative. Joyce described the style like seeing life through the eyes of a child. What an appropriate way to look at a journey to faith.
 

3 comments:

L.A.F. said...

I just worked on a book about Terrence Malick's films. "Tree of Life" was one of the featured films in the book. If you're interested in a scholarly dissection of film you can check out "Terrence Malick and the Thought of Film."

Rich and Joyce Swingle said...

The New York Times just had an Oscar season review: Fugue for History and Memory.

Rich and Joyce Swingle said...

Lindsey, the book looks good. How did you help in the writing Terrence Malick and the Thought of Film?