The Tree of Life, in Review


The New York Review of Books’ look into Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life compares it to the prose of William James, discussing the film’s attempt at “embodying what cannot actually be embodied,” via question-posing dialogue and displays of varying scales of the world.

It’s a review of Malick’s current film, in the context of his movie-making evolution—definitely worth a read.

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