Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mesmerized


I knew I'd love Terence Malick's new movie The Tree of Life. I knew it the first time I saw a trailer on the big screen, and this is a movie that you must watch on the big screen. People cry pretension or boring or too cerebral or he's out there, but I sit in my chair and open my eyes and literally fall into his movies, lost. I see my ancestors in this movie; I see my beginning; I see my mother and my motherhood; I see my lost love's beginning and his father; I see everything, it seems. The spell isn't broken for the rest of the day and I move as if underwater, sea-grasses blowing, eternity a sandy beach of solitary people recognizing one another, at last.

12 comments:

  1. i love your words here....and welcome such spell casting. it has been so long since i have actually sat in the grey light of a movie theater, to be swept away in an audience setting.

    thank you elizabeth. i find your movie reviews delicious.

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  2. This looks fabulous! I rarely go to the theatre but this one looks like it is worth seeing.

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  3. Adding this to my list.

    Peony love.

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  4. I cannot wait to see the movie. Did you see the LA Times article about Malick a few weeks ago? Just made me want to see the movie even more.

    Usually in my blogospehere it's book recs given and received, but for once a movie rec.. have you seen Incendies? You must.

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  5. wow. this looks great. thanks. I've been wondering about this movie

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  6. Malick's "Days of Heaven" is one of my all-time faves....this one seems to be on the '"must-see" list!

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  7. I love your reviews .... You should be bringing down some big bucks for that.

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  8. Wow - sounds delicious! I've got to check it out.

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