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Most of the film is so quiet you can hear people shifting in their seats. A shitty audience could totally ruin it. So make sure to see it at a theater that attracts sophisticated clientele.
I got a nosebleed in the last 45 minutes and I just bled all over myself because there was no fucking way I was going to take my eyes off the screen. Definitely got some sideways looks leaving the theater.
Those two old codgers put everyone else to shame.
If it was CGI, it looked better than any other CGI I've seen.
to Aronofsky's The Fountain, and the whole CGI thing has echoes too.
That used little or no cgi, instead getting Peter Parks to use macro photography of chemical reactions and things: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fountain#Visual_effects
Know some people who properly hated it. Tree Of Life blows it out of the water though.
I can't find it, but there was a discussion on here about it. I felt that it was a film that he had to make, and I'm kinda glad he did.
So I understand why people do it. I find it really endearing though.
what you saying Luis? Masterpiece or pretentious drivel?
Their are way too many film critics (not to mention members of the viewing public) who are totally incapable of interpreting a story that's told through mostly visuals (see reviews of Eyes Wide Shut for proof). The Tree Of Life is pure cinema, it features basically no exposition, and no attempts to tie its narrative to any sort of literary tradition, where it doesn't belong anyway. It provides a narrative in the way that only cinema can, through pure visual poetry. From a visual standpoint, it's easily the best film I've ever seen. His commitment to perspective is astounding, once you enter the child's perspective, there are no attempts to provide context that only an adult would understand. It's a view of existence from the perspective of both an omniscient being and a child. I should probably just stop now because description does it no justice, but do not trust anyone who says it isn't good. People are so willing to kick around anyone with ambition these days.
Your finest film yet IMO.
but his The Thin Red Line it's in my top5 of the greatest movies of all time list.
Honestly havent been excited to see a movie in over a year, so now youve got me riled, Carruthers.
As you were-
But it is a mess of a film. Whispered platitudes do not equal profundity or foster any emotional connection with your audience.
There were some touching moments in the child growing up element of the narrative(what there was) but overall the film relied too much on the audience to imprint their own meaning on what was essentially a muddled and pompous canvas.
It seemed to last about 4 hours too, prolonging the agony.
Such an incredible singular vision and so beautifully presented. I don't think we'll ever see the like again.
Yes Dumb and Dumber NEVER grows old no matter how often I revisit.
What are we talking about here?