What follows are my initial notes on The Tree of Life, written down after each of my four theater viewings of the film (a record for me). I’ve edited them a bit to be more coherent to outside readers, since they were initially intended only for myself. They mostly deal with all the little details that I noticed anew each time I saw it, and helped me remember the sequencing for when I finally get around to writing about it. These notes would most likely have been more useful if I had put them while the film was still in theaters--with it out on DVD, it’s much easier for people to check things and get all the details of the film straight--but I’m posting them here anyway. Why? Well, it’s my blog and I want to, so there.
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Wow. Well, . . . Huh. Okay. So . . .
I Need To See That Again!
The closest thing I can describe it as is 2001: A Space Odyssey crossed with Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine. But that doesn’t really cover it.
And I’m not sure about that ending--not as good as The New World’s, that’s for sure.
But still. Whoah.
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