Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tree Of Life finally gets release date

Finally... the film that has been talked about for years, is now finally getting a release date. The Tree Of Life will be hitting theaters on May 27, 2011.

The film has seen two, two year push backs, most likely because director Terrence Malick is a notoriously slow filmmaker. He used an astonishing five different editors to cut his film. That may be a record for editors used making a movie. The film stars Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Fiona Shaw, Kari Natchett and Jackson Hurd in the principle roles.

Technically the film is surrounded by Oscar nominated talent. Jack Fisk ( There Will Be Blood ) is the Production Designer, Emmanuel Lubezki ( The New World ) doing the cinematography and Alexandre Desplat ( Benjamin Button ) handling the score.

Here's a brief synopsis straight from Malick...

From the Desk of Terrence Malick….

We trace the evolution of an eleven-year-old boy in the Midwest, JACK, one of three brothers. At first all seems marvelous to the child. He sees as his mother does with the eyes of his soul. She represents the way of love and mercy, where the father tries to teach his son the world’s way of putting oneself first. Each parent contends for his allegiance, and Jack must reconcile their claims. The picture darkens as he has his first glimpses of sickness, suffering and death. The world, once a thing of glory, becomes a labyrinth.

From this story is that of adult Jack, a lost soul in a modern world, seeking to discover amid the changing scenes of time that which does not change: the eternal scheme of which we are a part. When he sees all that has gone into our world’s preparation, each thing appears a miracle—precious, incomparable. Jack, with his new understanding, is able to forgive his father and take his first steps on the path of life.

The story ends in hope, acknowledging the beauty and joy in all things, in the everyday and above all in the family—our first school—the only place that most of us learn the truth about the world and ourselves, or discover life’s single most important lesson, of unselfish love.


movieguy38 said...

I am really looking forward to this. It has been a long wait.

No Bad Movies said...

Your not kidding !

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Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !