It’s only shot with a handy-cam, but it’s a freaking trailer and the film looks great!
it looks awesome
Thanks for the share.
Emmanuel Lubezki. Even on a crummy cellphone camera, the luminance of his work is breath-taking.
looks pretty middle of the road but i’ll check it out anyway. obviously
Amen Caoimhin. 2011 looks so far away!
Brad Pitt looks to be ending his career as one of the best American actors.
Tree of Life
I think Malick is going to hire whoever shot that video to do the cinematography on his next film. I love the way he incorporates ghostly figures into the frame at key moments. He really understands the power of bodies as light-blocking instruments.
I can’t tell much about the trailer from the film, obviously, because that’s really beside the point. Tsai Ming-Liang: eat your heart out.
The story of a wimp
Goddamn. There’s no way this film will live up to my expectations.
That a film that looks like that could get the money to be made, and then released….
This has a real caveat emptor feel to it.
It will look great but the subject matter sounds like 2001 with even less nourishment.
All I have got to say is that it’s a thin line between cheese and profundity and I hope Malick doesn’t cross it. The film sure looks pretty as expected, but some of those dialogues… And no matter what anyone says about Malick always getting the best out of his actors, the prospect of the Brad trying to pull off a character with depth just isn’t that promising.
Unless you love, life will flash by.
Hmm, that’s not exactly Arseny Tarkovsky’s poetry from Zerkalo, is it? It sounds a bit more like something you’d find in a Hallmark card.
Nevertheless, I’ll keep an open mind, but everyone beware of Malick idolatry! :)
If it is in a Hallmark card, it’s no less true.
Terrence Malick has to have some kind of earth-shattering blackmail material hanging over the heads of the executives in Hollywood. There’s just no way in God’s green earth that he could make these kind of films with studio support otherwise. And Blue K, I have no problem whatsoever with Malick idolatry. Bring it on, I say.
Yeah, it’s just something to be aware of. I mean I think Badlands is one of the best debut features ever, but I also believe that New World is a pretty flawed film. Maybe it’s because people are so starved for anything of substance from Hollywood, but I’m not sure if New World deserved that much praise. And people are talking about this film like it’s some kind of a miracle merely based on a trailer.
Looooks goood! I still haven’t seen one damn Terrence Malick film. I think I need to change that
This movie will be better than Citizen Kane.
Wow. Looks like another winner from Mr. Malick. I second the praise of Emanuel Lubezki’s work. Can’t wait for this one.
Malik deserves the benefit of the doubt. I’m in.
Looks like Benjamin Button to me.
People are acting as if it’s some miracle that Hollywood backs a film like, but why would it not?
I mean, it stars Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. The average moviegoer doesn’t give a shit as to who directs a film. They only care about who stars in it. The cinematographer is someone with an accepted style who has shot everything ranging from Ali to Reality Bites. It’s almost certain to break even or make money after theatrical release and DVD/VOD sales, and it gives the producers and the studio some prestige and credibility. Umm… why would Hollywood NOT back a project like this?
I’m not trying to be a naysayer for naysayer’s sake, but it really isn’t as if Malick’s filmmaking style actually poses a threat to the Hollywood system. Right now, Badlands sits at #21 on my personal all-time list, so I have an incredible amount of respect for Malick, but it’s not like like this guy is like Tarkovsky or Straub/Huilet who pose a fundamental challenge to the accepted aesthetic conventions of Hollywood-style filmmaking. There isn’t anything terribly elliptical or oblique about Malick’s work.
That’s not to discredit his work—not at all. I’m just saying that his films getting made in Hollywood isn’t the miracle some people are making it out to be.
looks like a trailer.
“Right now, Badlands sits at #21 on my personal all-time list, so I have an incredible amount of respect for Malick, but it’s not like like this guy is like Tarkovsky or Straub/Huilet who pose a fundamental challenge to the accepted aesthetic conventions of Hollywood-style filmmaking. There isn’t anything terribly elliptical or oblique about Malick’s work.”
the stars are the main attraction, i agree, and i’m surprised at how much people love New World really.
There’s an awful lot of whispering in that trailer.
-Tarkovsky or Straub/Huilet who pose a fundamental challenge to the accepted aesthetic conventions of Hollywood-style filmmaking.-
I dunno about that. Solaris remade into “Hollywood-style filmmaking” without breaking a sweat.
I mean, it stars Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. The average moviegoer doesn’t give a shit as to who directs a film. They only care about who stars in it.
How many people went to see The American during the opening weekend for George Clooney? Many. How many people went after the first weekend for George Clooney? Few.
American moviegoers do care about stars, but only up to a point. They may not know who directed it, but they know that wasn’t the type of movie that they want to see. The Tree of Life might have a similar experience at the theatre – initial success turns into almost overnight disinterest (from the general public, of course).
As a side note, I saw a print of Badlands last week, and it was amazing. I’d seen it five or six times before, but the big screen was mesmerizing.