Sunday, November 06, 2011

On Malick's "Tree of Life"

I am alone among my friends in my love for Malick's "Tree of Life." Father Barron's observations make me realize why I feel this way:



Via Thelma Adams

4 comments:

Lorraine said...

I love "Tree of Life," and agree with Fr. Barron's that Malick's vision is cosmologically Biblical. I don’t agree, however, with the dualistic theory of "Nature" and "Grace." It oversimplifies the explanation of Job’s (humanity’s) great cosmic suffering, which must remain a mystery.

On a related “Tree of Life” note: If you like the music from the movie, Miss Whistle, you may also enjoy "Requiem for my Friend" by Zbigniew Preisner (Preisner's "Lacrimosa" was part of the Tree of Life soundtrack.)

AQ: said...

You're not alone.... i loooooved it SOOOOOO much - I could and perhaps will write on why soon... aghhh

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kairu said...

I loved 'Tree of Life,' even if I didn't understand much of it. What I loved best was the childhood parts of it; the love between father and sons reminded me of this line by Kim Stafford, son of the poet William Stafford: "How long can you feel a hand, steady on your shoulder, after that hand pulls away?"