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New Poster & Images For Terrence Malick's 'The Tree Of Life' Offers Snapshots Of Nature And Grace

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2011 7:49 AM
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At the rate news is building around Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" you would think it starred a masked hero in spandex. But kudos to Fox Searchlight for turning the director's cerebral film about existence, the universe and uh, dinosaurs into an event. A brand spanking new poster, two stills and two brand new sites for the film have been launched and while it hardly offers up anything particularly groundbreaking in terms of the film, it stokes the anticipation for the movie further.

U.K. Auds To See Terrence Malick's 'The Tree Of Life' Before Everybody, May 4th Release Date Set

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2011 6:04 AM
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Wow, this is unexpected. With Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" pretty much confirmed for the Cannes Film Festival, we figured that it would serve as the global launchpad for the film, however, it turns out that's not the case.

A Universe Of Images From Terrence Malick's 'The Tree Of Life' Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2011 7:09 AM
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Update: Images removed at the request of Fox Searchlight.

'The Tree of Life' Gets A Running Time; Alexandre Desplat Talks The Score

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 7, 2011 2:54 AM
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While the release schedule is starting to look a little less grim over the next few months -- most upcoming weekends promise at least one picture that doesn't actively insult our intelligence, which is a start -- the wait for the May release of Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" still seems interminable. It's a picture that we've been looking forward to for the last couple of years, so you'll excuse us if we jump on to any slivers of information about the film which has largely been under wraps.

Entertainment Weekly Pick The 25 Greatest Working Directors; Confirms The Fallacy Of Listmaking

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 25, 2011 1:58 AM
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Lists are subjective. That's the joy of them, to some degree -- you get to see the tastes of others, and hopefully pick up a few tips for things you may have overlooked. And you're never going to find a list that you agree with 100%, particularly when the stakes are bigger -- lists of 'greatest films' or 'greatest directors' are a veritable minefield of disputes and feuds. But that doesn't change the fact that some lists are just dumb.

First Look At Terrence Malick's Untitled Romance With Ben Affleck & Rachel McAdams

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2011 7:34 AM
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In case you forgot, in addition to Terrence Malick's highly anticipated, cinema breaking, cosmos exploring "The Tree of Life" set to this theaters this spring, the director has second film on the way and it looks like we won't have wait a half decade to see it.

Cinematographer Emanuel Lubezki Says 'The Tree Of Life' Like "Perfume" Or "Great Music"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2011 10:31 AM
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Also Reveals That Terrence Malick Consulted With NASA For Footage Of The CosmosWith a little more than four months to go before its release, the details about Terrence Malick’s long-awaited “The Tree of Life” are continuing to trickle out bit by bit. The film centers on a father in the 1950s (Brad Pitt) and his son Jack (Sean Penn), now grown up, in the present day as they deal with the residue of their difficult relationship. We’ve been watching that beautiful trailer more than we’d care to admit and we’re starting to feel those images burned onto our brains. The man responsible for creating those images, Emanuel "Chivo" Lubezki, (ace cinematographer for “Children Of Men”, “The New World”), spoke to the LA Times about the film, and revealed Malick's unorthodox approach to shooting the film.

How Do You Like That? Terrence Malick Gave Ben Affleck & Matt Damon Notes On 'Good Will Hunting'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 6, 2011 3:12 AM
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Plus Barry Pepper Talks The Untitled Malick DramaThe renaissance of Ben Affleck continues apace. After some impressive supporting roles in the likes of "Hollywoodland" and "Extract" and a burgeoning directorial career, the actor -- whose career was not so long ago in severe trouble -- booked a role in Terrence Malick's untitled new drama. It's a part any actor dreams of having, and as it turns out, Affleck and Malick aren't complete strangers.

Watch: 'The Tree Of Life' Trailer Finally Arrives Online, Will Blow Your Mind Malick Style

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 15, 2010 5:18 AM
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Fuck "Thor," "Cowboys & Aliens," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and whatever other geek movie trailer countdown that happened this month. This is the trailer we've been dying to see ever since it started unspooling in front of "Black Swan," and for us, if the movie news year ended right here that would be fine with us.

Alexandre Desplat Says "Trance-like" Score For 'Tree Of Life' Will Use Cues From Ligeti & Berlioz

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2010 4:10 AM
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Also Scoring Chris Weitz's 'The Gardener'So we are just over five months away from the likely Cannes debut and theatrical release of Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life." The film, pretty much the closest thing the arthouse world will ever get to a blockbuster, stars heavyweights Brad Pitt and Sean Penn in a decades-spanning tale about a father/son relationship and also the mysteries of the universe. The trailer for the film is currently in theaters playing in front of "Black Swan" but don't expect it go online anytime soon as Fox Searchlight plans to piecemeal stills and info about the project in the run-up to the release. So with that in mind, we'll take whatever info we can and the latest bit of news comes from the film's composer, Playlist favorite Alexandre Desplat.

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