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Old 06-12-2011, 03:40 PM   #2538 (permalink)
effin' ineffable

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I just saw Tree of Life. It's pretty incredible, but if you're expecting things like a plot or dialogue, then you'll be a bit pissed. It's basically a guy trying to regain the consciousness he had as a child, which included trying to see everything as God does. There's an amazing totality to it. The sun is a constant. It practically pulses through the entire film, marking out space and time, and just being a constant, along with the totality of life. It felt like I relived my entire childhood in the 2 hours and 20 minutes that the film ran, or more accurately, recovered a good bit of a sense of the consciousness from then, just like the Sean Penn character does in the film. It's one of the most remarkable films I've seen, although there is no way to compare it to anything else, except bits and pieces of other Malik films.
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