Thursday, May 23, 2024

Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life” Sprouts Weird Web Site


No one knows much about Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life” — it stars Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, and Sean Penn. It’s going to be weird and impressionistic. At least that’s what we get from the website it just sprouted, at Spooky orchestral music plays while the viewer can choose between “the mother’s way” and “the father’s way”–really just short, short clips from the movie that make no sense in their disjointed presentation. Malick’s childhood must have been nuts, that’s all you can think after watching this. Anyway. “Tree of Life” will be at Cannes, where jetlag is going to make it even loopier. The film will be an event, that’s for sure.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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