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Now you can watch Terrence Malick's TREE OF LIFE trailer in HD!

Published at: Dec. 15, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with a link over to Apple's trailer page. I know most of you couldn't resist watching the cam footage of this trailer (and I include myself... hell, I watched it in the worst way possible, on my iPhone via youtube... Don't tell David Lynch), but seeing it projected or in HD is a whole new experience.

It's quite a beautiful trailer, surprise surprise, and only gets me more excited to see the long wait come to a close.

Click here to view the trailer in all its gorgeous Malicky goodness!

-Quint
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  • Dec. 15, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    First!

    by Sinistron

    ....bitches.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    holy hell

    by epicac

    that looks stunning.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Great trailer!

    by louisse

    really looking forward to this.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    that was pretty

    by palinode

    Really, really pretty.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Looks good.

    by Sinistron

    Can't wait to see it all. The cinematography is, as expected, quite stunning.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Looking good.

    by CodeName

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Will this be released in IMAX?

    by Kevin Bosch

    Not just cause he shoots in 70mm, but because of the elaborate space/dinosaur animated sequences that are supposedly part of the movie. Anybody know?

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    that trailer is the best movie i've seen all year

    by Reynard Muldrake

    Tops of 2010. Followed by True Grit, Black Swan, yada yada. That slays. Wow, be still my beating heart. I follow the gospel according to Malick, I'll say it.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    My God, it's full of awesome.

    by Nordling

    Best trailer this year.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Beauty does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    That trailer really looks exquisite. Only word for it.<p> However still not sure if the film will be entertaining... the Dojo finds movie dramas about dysfunctional families rather hard work. The only thing that really piques my interest is the space / earth orbit shots - be curious to see how they fit into this story.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    I'm Intrigued

    by D o o d

    but let's hope that Mr Malick doesn't get stuck up his own ass with beautiful imagery and long moments of pure boredom!

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    God Damn

    by Autodidact

    That movie looks fucking incredible. Is that a shot of the Hiroshima bomb going off? Is Brad Pitt's character a WWII vet? I'm very intrigued by all the space shots, as it looks like Penn works at NASA? See the white helmet behind him in the office setting. I know nothing about the story but I'm guessing those shots will just be sort of inserts like the nature shots in Thin Red Line, maybe background to Penn's thoughts or transits in and out of his memory.. as opposed to the film having scenes set in space. Although maybe Penn's an astronaut.. I'm a big fan of The New World, and still remember the hype on AICN and elsewhere leading up to The Thin Red Line. I won't watch this trailer again or read about the movie any more until after I've seen the film.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    SiteMaintenance does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    When a video game gets a 'patch' or an update it's quite interesting to see all the little tweaks listed down that the developers have made...<p> What are the changes AICN has made with this update? Anyone enlighten me - as far as I can see its;<p> 1/ Text is a bit more spaced out and in a subtly diff font<p> 2/You can now look at individual comments rather than the whole tb thread<p> 3/ The little animated gif cartoon is now centralised rather than on the left.<p> ... and that's it?! I'm not trolling this site - i'm just asking?

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    FUCK QUICKTIME

    by UGG

    seriously stop posting trailers in quicktime.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Looks like typical Malick

    by The_Floating_Skull_of_Robert_Loggia

    Lots of pretty pictures, really long, drawn out shots, and next-to-nothing by way of a cohesive story. His stuff looks gorgeous, but so do sunsets and waterfalls

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlYYreuK8vo

    by UGG

    Youtube link. Film look's amazing too.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Cobra: They Switched the Code-Base

    by kevinwillis.net

    So everything under the hood changed. Many of the format issues are not a result of design tweaks, but because they re-did everything from scratch, this time using more CSS and divs rather than tables for layout.<br><br>They've added hooks for editing talkbacks, for deleting talkbacks, and (as you may have noticed) ajak liveposting of talkbacks so you don't have to reload the whole page when you post (even though there is no live injection of new talkbacks from other people, ala facebook). <br><br>But I think they change it layout had to do with moving to a different code base--presumably something they think is better, for whatever reason--and maybe a new data infrastructure and probable new servers or a new service provider.<br><br>So, they're making a move for productive future changes. That, and it looks like there may be more tracking or ad hooks in the code now, so that may be about future advertising . . . but clearly there was some other stuff going on that forced them to go ahead and switch now, rather than have a beta or dawdle for another three years before they changed anything. ;) <br><br>If you want more features, like hiliting favorite talkbackers, ignoring others, auto-expanding messages, making moderator comments pink, and more, please check out my AICN Extra Stuff Mod (requires Greasemonkey + Firefox, or Chrome) . . .<br><br> http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/92278

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    I keep assuming the header is broken

    by Autodidact

    Because it's such an ugly waste of space. Put the GIF animation back on the left with the ad next to it.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Somebody wants to be Stanley Kubrick really bad.

    by mastermold

    This wants to be 2001: A Space Odyssey, I think.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    In other news, Vanessa Hudgens & ScarJo are

    by estacado1

    now single and available. I guess it's true what they say, most breakups occur during the festive holidays.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    This looks incredible...

    by Azby

    now I know why people have been going on about this for so long.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    now THAT'S how you cut a fucking trailer!!!

    by StraightToHell

    Enigmatic, achingly beautiful and moving. I don't think that I have ever been moved this much by a 2 minute preview for a movie. I can't stand Sean Penn as a person, but the guy is a sensational actor. The look on his face when they cut to him for the first time is incredibly heartbraking for some reason. Pitt looks to be in top form too. I just hope that Malick didn't decide to cut the dinos at the last moment from the film. But even then, he can do no wrong in my book. Every single one of his films is a masterpiece. I would go so far as to say that he's probably the only living director right now who is comparable to Kubrick, and I never use that comparison lightly. Malick is THE MAN.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    BORING

    by claxdog

    Wow another nonsensical boring pretty movie.now if someone besides nolan can make a pretty movie exciting.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    kingofmilwaukee

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    could be Penn as an adult thinking back to his childhood in his voice at the time

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST

    What's not to like?

    by veritasses

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    That looks BEAUTIFUL.... and boring as fuck

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    you all know I'm right!

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 1:42 p.m. CST

    I'm sold

    by Benovite1

    Count me in. I want all of this.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    This looks GREAT . . .

    by chewyou812

    for me to poop on!

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    I actually teared up watching that.

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

    Wow.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Good werther's original commercial.

    by Bedhead7

    This is awesome, an entire movie based on how you feel after eating a Werther's original hard candy. * Smooth, creamy caramel candies * Made with real butter and fresh cream * A tradition handed down through generations * People all around the world enjoy the unique taste of Wether's Original Made in Germany Keep cool and dry.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Badass trailer

    by AsimovLives

    Can't wait to see this movie.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    cobra--kai

    by AsimovLives

    "the Dojo finds movie dramas about dysfunctional families rather hard work." Too close to home?

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Mastermold: are you unfamiliar with Mr. Malick?

    by Stormwatcher

    I assume so when you make a comment like that. If you've seen Badlands, or Days of Heaven or The Thin Red Line or the New World then you would know that all that Mr. Malick wants to be is...Mr. Malick. And I am pretty sure that Kubrick was a MASSIVE fan of Mr. Malick and chuckle at you comment in heaven and say...no sir, I wish to be him!

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    mastermold

    by AsimovLives

    "This wants to be 2001: A Space Odyssey" I bloody hope so, because there's too few 2001s around, i say. More filmmakers should had the guts and the ability to do more 2001s. There should be mroe 2001s, to compensate from the usual shit made by the likes of Mickey Bay and Jar Jar Abrams. I'm very thankful that filmmakers like Terrence Malick are still around. He makes for a very welcome alternative.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Seeing this trailer in front of Black Swan...

    by Rhuragh

    ...was even better than seeing Black Swan itself (and I really enjoyed Black Swan). This movie is going to be so fucking good. Just the preview alone makes me think it's probably going to be Malick's best movie yet (over Thin Red Line and Days Of Heaven).

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    braindrain

    by AsimovLives

    If this trailer doesn't enthrall you, then go watch some crap made by Mickey Bay, and leave the really enthralling stuff to those who can appreciate them. And if anything, the Acedemy rarely awards the really deserving movies, they mostly go for the pop bullshit stuff like FOREST GUMP. You and the Academy might be more in agreement then you might think.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    shiftyeyeddog2

    by AsimovLives

    No, you're not right, smarty-pants.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Thank you Malick

    by Octaveaeon

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    It's such a shame...

    by Rhuragh

    ...that Thin Red Line lost out to pap like Shakespeare in Love. And if it hadn't, it would have lost out to jingoistic pap like Saving Private Ryan. The best film of the year was third in line for the Best Picture Oscar. So disappointing.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    pretty....

    by Stormshadow4life

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    kingofmilwaukee

    by AsimovLives

    Mozart composed his first music piece at age 7. Ever heard of prodigies? I know that movies rarely portait the, given they are too occupied in shoing illiterate assholes as protagonists for the pleasure of the dumb fucks in the audience to identify with, as witnessed in such movies ABRAMS TREK among others. But yeah, there's kids who can show more literacy then you could ever imagine existing at tender ages. Deal with it. I for once would like to see a movie that portaits the life of a very intelligent person since his childhood. It would make for a nice change.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST

    God that was depressing

    by Ben_Richards_Bomb_Collar

    I want to see this movie, but I'll spend 6 straight months thinking about how we all just die, and in trillions and trillions of years, everything is dead and cold and dark (if the movie includes the end of the universe as it supposedly does).

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Christmas has come early!

    by DrPain

    Beautiful trailer, great music, oh man. Malick is the man. I'll be first in line.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    This is in 3D, Right?

    by kevinwillis.net

    Looks great. First Terrence Malick film I've actually wanted to see.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Beautifully boring

    by catlettuce4

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Capitol

    by JohnnyLaBamba

    Good to see they're shooting stuff in Austin again that's worth a damn. I work around the Capitol so that quick shot inside the Senate Chamber (:54) was cool. That said, it's no Fast Five trailer!

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    kevinwillis.net

    by Rhuragh

    Please tell me you're kidding. Pick up the Criterion Editions of Days of Heaven and Thin Red Line yesterday, you heathen.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    I Should Do That, Rhuragh

    by kevinwillis.net

    Just nothing in the marketing of Thin Red Line made me want to see it. I've seen Badlands, but that's it.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    So is there a story in there somewhere?

    by elsewhere

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Other than the visuals, what's so spectacular about it?

    by Dharma4

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Nothing About That Looks Boring.

    by Crow3711

    Not one single thing. Some of you need to stop being so fucking add. Don't you ever just stop and think to yourself, in a calm moment of clarity, "maybe I should try and appreciate something that I don't immediately understand. Maybe there's something in there I'm not seeing quite yet, and I should put my action packed sensibilities and challenge myself a little bit for once.". No? Never? That's weird Aside from that, I'm in the camp of that being one of the best movies of 2010, as a trailer alone. That was....incredibly affecting. I'll be let down if this isn't one of my favorite film experiences ever.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Pitt has been in 2 of the best trailers

    by Reckoner

    The teaser for Benjamin Button was unbelievable and now this. Malick can do no wrong. This looks amazing and hauntingly beautiful.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Brad Pitt saying "Hit me"...

    by ImperialMarchFace

    Oh how I've missed your face's destruction, Brad! No but seriously that looks pretty lame. Well shot and everything, but snooooooooooze.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Actually it's wrong to say it's boring or otherwise...

    by D o o d

    As it's just a trailer. However, The New World was excruciatingly boring and that was his most recent work. Like I mentioned in an earlier post, It looks good, I just hope it doesn't kill me with it's boredom!

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Damn this trailer

    by Shubniggorath

    I swore off Malick for life after Thin Red Line, but I feel compelled to see this.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    kevinwillis.net

    by Rhuragh

    Thin Red Line has one of the most incredible ensemble casts ever. It's one of those movies that makes you wish that the Academy had a Best Ensemble award. <BR><BR>There's a really strong narrative in the middle part of the movie where the company assaults a fortified Japanese position on a hill. Otherwise though, most of the film is basically a tone poem with mountains of the reflective monologue/dialogue like you see in the trailer above with very little narrative movement, just character sketches and a combination of cinematography and music to build the mood. It's remarkably effective though. Once everyone starts getting chopped to confetti on the assault it REALLY makes you feel it watching them die. <BR><BR>The Thin Red Line, along with Kubrick's oeuvre, was one of the movies that really made me realize that film was, and could be, art, not just trash made for mass-consumption and a momentary diversion. Watching The Thin Red Line in the theater back in '98 was pretty much a life changing moment for me and helped awaken my love for film as art. <BR><BR>God that was pretentious.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    East of Eden?

    by Monkey Butler

    Nobody else is getting that vibe? Two brothers, father incapable of showing love, consequences for the son later in life, yada yada yada. All it needs is a subversive Chinese stereotype and swapping out Austin for Salinas. If anyone can play in the same sandbox as Steinbeck it's Mallick though.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    how does he do it? seriously

    by Simpsonian

    what is it that he does differently than almost everyone else that makes every fucking frame look like a masterpiece? the film stock he chooses, the lighting, just taking the time or having an eye like no one else. god damn that was beautiful and moving.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    How does he do it?

    by Shaner Jedi

    All of the above simpson. Damn that was a good trailer and I normally don't go crazy for much of that existential non-story film making.

  • took me out of the magic of the trailer - just a little bit.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    I liked this better when it was called THE FOUNTAIN

    by Immie Ellis

    & SLAUGHTER HOUSE FIVE

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Don't get me wrong the photographic images are breathtaking

    by Immie Ellis

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Kill you with beautiful boredom?

    by Subtitles_Off

    I didn't die from beautiful stupid, and that's all we've had now for several years.>>>THOR's in theaters at the same time. Those of you with the little brains and the patience deficiencies can go wank off to that.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Gorgeous... but looks flat content-wise.

    by Fah-Cue

    More walking shots behind characters as we're "in their mind". Ho hum. He ain't no Kubrick.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Hope it's as "boring" as 'A Thin Red Line'

    by Simpsonian

    Favorite war movie ever.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Looks very pretentious

    by MattmanReturns

    Didn't like Thin Red Line or New World. Where everyone seems to find brilliance, I find boredom. I don't mind a slow moving, beautiful movie, but Malick's movies just feel empty to me.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Heaven

    by alcester

    read a book called "Heaven is for Real". Wish someone could make this story into a movie.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Anybody else find Pitt becomes a worse actor over time?

    by awepittance

    I swear but the newer movies i've seen him in just keep getting more unbelievable and sink under the weight of a poor acting job on behalf of Pitt. His southern accent in Basterds was nearly unwatchable and cringeworthy. His acting in Benjamin Button was passable at best. The only time i even have fond memories of him acting in the past 10 years was when he played a moron (potentially the closest he's ever gotten to playing his true self) in Burn After Reading

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Hitting a Football with a Baseball Bat

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    Who does that?! It ruined the entire thing for me! I can't believe Malick missed that! You DON'T HIT A FOOTBALL WITH A BASEBALL BAT!!! What is WRONG with people who think this is genius?!?! Obviously he should have gone to BASEBALL SCHOOL!!!

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    ridkilla

    by Shaner Jedi

    yeah but if all a movie is is beautiful images, why not just look at photography? Malick needs a story.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Fuckin' tracking shots galore.

    by Al Swearengen

    I gotta mind to say that's a beautifully shot trailer for a picture show. How.fuckin'.ever, that doesn't account for a likely ponderous story with hollowed fuckin' voice-overed acting backin' its play.<P>No, the way I see it...this Malick cocksucker is either going to give us a thoughtful, meditative view on the circle of fuckin' life...or one long, continuous assfuck. Some may say that could be one in the fuckin' same. If you'll pardon my full range of expression.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Pitt was great

    by Shaner Jedi

    in A River Runs Through it and that was how many years ago. The guy had chops.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 7 p.m. CST

    Kubrick > Hallmark card > Malick

    by Flip63Hole

    But yeah, Malick's films look nice. I'm assuming the trailer had lots of trees and fields blowing in the wind. Several shots of Penn/Pitt looking serious and ponderous, maybe some birds flying in the sky? Perhaps a child flying a kite? A shot of somebody running on the beach? Oh, the possibilities...

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    How does he do it?

    by D o o d

    Admittedly I'm intrigued and will probably wait for the reviews before I watch this movie. I've been stung before by Malick, never again I tell you. As for the "How does he do it?" question, you really think that no one else creates amazing cinematography...? I could run through hundreds of movies and lots of directors who do just as great a job on their movies. I really wish people would drop this guy from a pedestal as he is an "ok" director. He made a movie or two you like but he's also made some real stinkers!

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Doesn't look spectacular

    by alienindisguise

    some of the cg stuff looks like it could be interesting but I'll bet that only takes up 3 minutes of the movie and the rest looks like hd home movies

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Hey, man. I want my bird.

    by Julius Dithers

    Swap Sean Penn for Mickey Rourke next time. If Malick is the closest thing we have to Kubrick, where's his Doctor Strangelove? I hope that little kid hits Brad Pitt in the ear. Too bad about NASA. At least we still have Soyuz.

  • Film-making has room for all types, whether or not you believe that a Marx bros. film is the most sublime form of movie making that has ever been commuted to celluloid, or if you prefer thought provoking documentaries. Whether Michael Winterbottom or Gaspar Noe or Micheal Bay. Film is far too subjective to be reduced to absolutes. A palette has many colors

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Absolutely gorgeous

    by Ben Harrison

    Can't wait for this. It looks stunning. Easily the best trailer I've seen all year. Now, to get my hands on the "thin red line" blu.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    His Pocahontas film was excellent

    by Teddy Artery

    Hypnotic might be the best way to describe "The New World". I really hated "The Thin Red Line", but this 'Tree' film looks to be another dreamlike film.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Perhaps the computer graphics

    by Teddy Artery

    represent an afterlife of sorts, a la 2001... I found the truck going through a neighborhood spraying DDT on the kids to be a telling metaphor.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    TREE OF LIFE does for Malick what 2001 had for Kubrick's career

    by BadWaldosRevenge

    2001 is a mindfuck masterpiece with minimalist dialogue and dazzling images, and TREE OF LIFE looks to be this century's 2001. The trailer is mind-blowing. Malick doesn't just shoot for the pretentious bamboozle visuals as many action and sci-fi directors do, he outdoes the hyperediting hacks with measured pace and visually compelling cinematography, with dramatic acting and old master filmmaker-philosopher's direction. Malick should win Best Director Oscar in 2012, or it would be a travesty.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    I've watched this trailer like four times today

    by Sardonic

    It's amazing, though I am getting a very "The Fountain" vibe from this.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 10:13 p.m. CST

    That looks amazing

    by pax256

    Between the photography and the philosophy this thing looks incredible... yeah the cast too...

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  • Dec. 15, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Malick is a genius, and all his films are tone poems.

    by tritium

    I happened to love "The New World", especially on the second viewing. In between the time I first saw it (during it's release in the theaters), and recently watching it again on IFC channel, I had gone through a difficult time, a time of tragedy.<p>The second viewing seemed to resonate all the more, and to me, was quite an emotional experience. There are so many layers and themes within his movies. Apart from the beautiful imagery, it is the internal monologues (narrations) by the principal characters which add to the poetry of Malick's films

  • Dec. 16, 2010, midnight CST

    Does anyone know...

    by WeylandYutani

    What happened in Malick's life growing up that has haunted him so? I have the feeling that his films are very personal works and that there is a lot of Malick in the characters. I know he grew up in Texas, but that's it. His films suggest to me that he had some kind of major trauma as a child that he has never gotten over. <P> Over the last decade, I am glad that he has been making movies again. Malick really does do it like no one else. <P> As for TOL, the teaser is amazing. I don't think I have ever been moved by a trailer before. this one shook me. I remember reading when TTRL was about the be released in 99 that he had been working on TOL back in the late 70s and had shot a lot of deep sea footage in mini subs. WB had given him a million dollar advance to get started, but when they saw what Malick had shot they thought it was beautiful but had no idea what he as getting at so they got cold feet and pulled the plug. <P> Like many great films, the making of story is just as interesting as the actual film. So this gives me a good feeling considering Malick has been baking this in the oven for 30 years or so.

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 2:13 a.m. CST

    I guess tracking shots = deep movie

    by MattmanReturns

    Didn't realize it was that easy.

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 4:34 a.m. CST

    Erm.......

    by Hanif13

    I love terry Malick and try to watch both thin red line and New World when time allows but is it allright to say I'm not sure about this movie?!!

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Trajan is no longer the movie font.

    by 11dayempire

    Now it's that font from The Social Network's poster.

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 6:38 a.m. CST

    AsimovLives does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    "the Dojo finds movie dramas about dysfunctional families rather hard work." Too close to home? <p> Asi, actually quite the opposite. Quite simply indie drama's and movies about dysfunction and people problems have always been kryptonite to me.<p> I far prefer fantasy, sci-fi, action, gistorical epics all that escapist stuff. If i wanted a grim kitchen-sink drama i'd read the news.<p> That's why the space footage in this film piques my interest but the family squabbles less so.

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 6:39 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    "gistorical epics" my favorite henre.

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Simpsonian nailed it

    by Redc40

    My thoughts exactly. Every frame of that trailer looks like a masterpiece and utterly unlike anything else out there. Hope the actual film is even a tenth as good. But I've been burned by trailers too many times to count, so I'll reserve judgment.

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST

    I echo cobra...

    by jpt

    Dysfunctional families on screen...doesn't get my all excited to run out and see it.<p>The trailer is fine and all, but nothing about it screams "must see" for me.

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Pitt replaced Heath Ledger

    by Reckoner

    Someone mentioned above that Penn would have been Ledger's role.

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 9:06 a.m. CST

    It took 24 comments for first hater... Wow!

    by onezeroone

    This gotta be a record for AICN.

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 9:18 a.m. CST

    This & The Fountain

    by Fawst

    Am I the only one who watched that trailer and wondered "what if...?" with regards to Aronofsky's original version of The Fountain with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett? I'm not comparing Aronofsky to Malick, but I will absolutely compare the two films based on this trailer. I love the version of The Fountain that we got, but I do wonder what the big budget version would have been. *sigh*

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Saintly mother and jerk dad

    by James_Camera_On

    I have to confess I was hoping for more in the way of a story premise and the casting of the two adult male leads does not thrill me. But Malick is incapable of making a dud. Even his failures (e.g. the Thin Red Line) are fascinating. The space stuff looks magnificent and some of the shots, e.g. where the mother walks out on what looks like an arctic wasteland are both strange and perfect. I expect this movie to be a flawed masterpiece but honestly, how many films these days come close to being that? I'll take what I can get and be there opening weekend.

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Agreed. At least that is my hope.

    by James_Camera_On

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Sorry about the contextless post.

    by James_Camera_On

    It looks like the reply to talkback feature didn't work as I expected. Not totally surprising.

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    cobra--kai

    by AsimovLives

    I think that if you only reduce yourself to jus the SF or fantasy genre, you are going to miss out on many of the best movies ever made. I say this as a fan and stauch supporter and defender of the SF genre, my own favoerite genre. But i also know that 90% of the movies made in the SF and fantasy gerne are shit. The good movies of that genre we are so found of are exceptions. For every good SF movie like MOON means we haveto endure 20 retard crap shitty movies like ABRAMS TREK. The shit far outweights the quality. So, if you just stick to SF, fantasy or escapist movie,s you are missing out a lot. Beside,s it seems obvious to me you ar enot much into Sf literatuire, as in, Sf bbooks. Because there ar many SF books stories which are about dysfucntional families and troubled heroes drama in the SF genre as well. In fact some of the top best SF books ever writen are like that. Besides, if Malick's THE TREE OF LIFE has scenes of the start ad end of the universe )or the solar system, which for our own scale of things is as if thety are the same thing) that means the movie will go into the realm of the SF genre. There's more to the SF genre then just spaceships and Jedis and robots. The tropes of this film easily fall into the Sf genre. A story of a dysfunctional family bookended by the start and the end of the solar system is a SF story, is a SF movie. There's more to SF beyond the event horizont of Star Wars.

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Why not try

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    <object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/fLPe0fHuZsc?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/fLPe0fHuZsc?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Since that didn't work

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    Here's a <b><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLPe0fHuZsc">LINK</A></b> to the trailer.

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    wow asi

    by jpt

    <b>Amazing</b> how long it took you to mention <i>Abrams</i>....

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    I really hope this things in IMAX

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    <iframe title="YouTube video player" class="youtube-player" type="text/html" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fLPe0fHuZsc?rel=0" frameborder="0"></iframe>

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    If it is..

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    <ins>I need to find some psychedelics!</ins>

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    I'll watch Malick over anything else any time.

    by jawsfan

    The Malick haters can go back to watching "Fokker" movies, "American Idol", and have their brains turned into mush.

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    . : w o w : .

    by animatronicmojo

    That completely disarmed me... I feel curling up in a fetal position on the floor of my office and weeping for the rest of the day.

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    ABRAMS TREK was THAT BAD???

    by moviemo

    Isn't this a movie website?? Can someone explain to me how a fantasy film like Star Trek wasn't simply fun? Flawed, sure, but it's goddamn Star Trek for crying out loud. Sure, it's not the holy grail of filmmaking, but what else would anyone with a little intuition expect from fucking Star Trek? I'm not even a fan of that franchise, and I took it with a grain of salt. It seems like most of the people who blog on this website are either very pretentious or very close-minded. Either way, I find myself in suspiciously nefarious company. It's like most of the people here got burned by the industry and use these blogs as some sort of dumping ground for their useless cynicism. Movies, guys, MOVIES. I'm resigned to consider my own subjectivity as a factor before I go off touting what film should and shouldn't be. As a burgeoning filmmaker, if I ever earn any measurable amount of success, I'll have to stop frequenting these types of websites because the majority of talkbackers suck all enjoyment out of anticipating movies. As for this film, I'm excited for this more than anything coming out next year.

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Days of Heaven and The New World......

    by archer1949

    Two of my all time favorites........I found The Thin Red Line to be an interesting failure. I wonder where this one will be placed in that continuum. But whatever the end result, at least Malick is TRYING, unlike other directors I could name.

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Looks like the mexican magician Lubezki

    by proevad

    shot the shit out of this thing. Pitt and Penn can both over-act at times. Hopefully Malick dials them down a tad.

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Oh, the wonderment

    by NoHubris

    I don't get the story, but it certainly looks wonderful.

  • Dec. 17, 2010, 2:41 a.m. CST

    The first 10 seconds of this Trailer

    by STICKY WHITE

    were better than braindrain's entire existence.

  • Dec. 17, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    moviemo

    by AsimovLives

    ABRAMS TREK is one of the worst, dumbest, badly made movie i ever seen in the last 15 years, only surpassed by the sheerr incompetence and crappitude of the films made by Mickey Bay ands Roland Emmerich. It's sad that the geekoids of today would fall so easily and head-over-wheels for that abominable crapitude that is ABRAMS TREK. Geeks should know better, and yet they were fool by shiny trinckets and total retardness. ABRAMS TREK is shit. It's sad that so many can't even understand why, how such obviousness fails to register.

  • Dec. 17, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST

    just pillow talk 2

    by AsimovLives

    I'll always mention that crap whenever i have to make a point to distinguish true good filmmakers and their movies and to those which aren't. ABRAMS TREK is the perfect example of pure filmic crap. Perfect contrast to proper true good filmmaking and a proper true talented filmmaker like Malick and his movies.

  • Dec. 17, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST

    archer1949

    by AsimovLives

    Have you seen the Criterion edition release of DAYS OF HEAVEN? I have the DVd and it's so beautify, it would make you cry. I can't even guess how that must look on blu-ray. As for THE THIN RED LINE, i don't consider that a failure at all. When i first saw the movie i did it in less the perfect circunstance,s i saw it at a midnight screening on a sunday, which means we ended seeing it at close to 3am and it was a working day. It did made me feel a bit disgrunted, to the point i started mocking the movie for being an elaborate National Geographic episode with war stuff doing on. After that i saw the movie twice already, once one year after and the other last month, and i have to say, i consider the movei to be a filmed masterpiece. It is a masterpiece of cinema. I'm happy i changed my inicial idea about the movie, because otherwise i would be missing out on pure excelence. And i pity the fools who think THE NEW WORLD is a bad/boring movie.

  • Dec. 17, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    sticky white

    by AsimovLives

    The first 10 seconds of TREE OF LIFE's trailer was better then the entire combine career of Jar Jar Abrams, including films and TV shows thatr asclown hack was involved with, multiplied by 1000. Malick's farts are better cinema then Abrams at the top of his game (aka, the level of fly shit).

  • Dec. 17, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    That was astounding

    by CountryBoy

    The dialogue is a bit off-putting, but the visuals alone make me absolutley want to see this. It really was jaw-dropping. Wow.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 11:04 p.m. CST

    I ain't even gonna lie ya'll...

    by Bob_Dole

    I came.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Okay I lied...

    by Bob_Dole

    But I did shed a tear. No homo.

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