Just something I’ve been thinking about (I’m not sure if a discussion on this subject already exists on the board.)
For a film that has generated more hype and high expectations among film enthusiasts than anything I can remember, how would you feel if the The Tree of Life wasn’t even considered the best film of the year at Cannes?
OMG!! THE CHAOS!!!!!! WHAT IF TREE OF LIFE ISN’T THE GREATEST LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE IN HISTORY!!!!! HATERS GONNA HATE!!!!!!!
Although I am really anticipating,(and have high hopes for) the movie it ultimately comes down to seeing the film. Until then I can’t agree or disagree with any awards it does or doesnt win. If iit ends up not being considered “best film” at Cannes I’ll assume either it wasn’t as good as many had hoped, there was simply another film that was better, or those judging at Cannes simply liked another film more. I follow the festivals and awards, mostly just to get an idea of whats being talked about and what I might want to check out, but eventually I’ll see the movie myself and make my own decision. Makes little difference to me.
If it wins, good. If it doesn’t, then that doesn’t diminish anything. Only time will take care of whether it matters to audiences. My opinion doesn’t have to remain fixed, either. Plenty of films miss the mark when they’re released but audiences grow to appreciate them as circumstances change.
The threads here are getting idiotic.
Yes, Malik even stated in an interview last night with Diane Sawyer that if Tree of Life does not win at Cannes he will have it resubmitted to the festival every year with slight revisions until it wins the Palme D’Or. She asked if he thought that may be a bit extreme but he explained to her that he does not want the film to be a disappoint, and that he wants it to be regarded as the height of film making, along with the ranks of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Wild at Heart
I will eat the tree itself, like Werner Herzog did to his shoe, if it does not win. Either that, or the dinosaur.
at this point if the Tree of Life doesn’t cure cancer or promote peace in the middle east someone will voice extreme disappointment. If it doesn’t win my life will continue and i will not love Malick any less
Yes, Malik even stated in an interview last night with Diane Sawyer
MUBI’s own Malik was interviewed by Diane Sawyer? (Or was it Malick?)
That’s because when I was reviving threads, no one cared to preserve them. Idiocy + Fanboyism = The World We Live In…
MUBI’s own Malik was interviewed by Diane Sawyer?
Sorry, I’m unable to type lower Case C’s at the moment. Yes, I know that it’s MaliCk and not Malik. You think I was born in a barn?
“The threads here are getting idiotic.”
But that hackneyed posts by thread connoisseurs such as yourself are just as valued as always.
Well look at that, I looked up idiocy in the dictionary, and the definition is – Someone who asks a question about something he/she is interested in knowing, and definitely not the person who rants the answers to questions nobody asked in the first place (for instance “Do you think this is idiotic?”)
“Idiocy + Fanboyism”
A good example of this would be when one person makes a comment about America being good, and another person (who may or may not have self-control) takes the bait every single time, and writes countless posts about how America sucks and Greece is amazing on an internet film forum. ;)
lame response to a reasonable question.
Based on Malick’s track record and the hype surrounding this film alone, I will be very surprised if it wins absolutely nothing, but it won’t be a disappointment per say. If he sticks to his guns I’m sure at the very least I’ll find the film worth contemplating no matter what the (mostly lame) judges at Cannes think.
Considering that heavy discussion and speculation about the Tree of Life began well over two years ago, I would say that it has been hyped more than Black Swan.
If I like (love) the film, I will be happy. I don’t really care about prizes. And since I have loved every film Malick has ever done, the odds are great that I will love The Tree of Life. Malick has a vision that is not dependent upon jury validation.
The threads spoofing the hype of Tree of Life had been done before, so yours is redundant, and not as amusing. You’re a little late to the party, HBP.
I don’t know where you got the idea that this was a spoof, unless you read into everything everyone writes on this forum looking for a subtle comic effect. I was serious about the question, and realize once again that in order to illicit a normal response from people on here, the thread and / or comment must be absurdly specific.
How would people who have followed the production of this film, which has been discussed as something that could be a seminal and defining work of the new-millennium, react to it not blowing people away at Cannes? I for one anticipate that it will win, and admit that I’d wonder what exactly was wrong with it should it not. I don’t understand what is so outrageously dumb about this question, and thank you for the people who have willingly answered it pleasantly and thoughtfully.
oh, i though in ur nasty repsonse to me you were suggesting you are making fun of the hype.
but as you’re not, in that case, your OP is idiotic, like i said originally..
No. My nasty response to you was suggesting that what you originally wrote couldn’t even be labeled as idiotic, just pointless. Get it straight.
Sorry this thread isn’t intelligent enough for you. Usually when a person doesn’t think something is worth their time, they stay out of it completely. Do you walk into random stores you don’t like and say “these products are ugly” and then walk out? No, and probably because that would make you a douche bag.
I don’t antagonize or insult what people say on this site nor in real life, and I’d prefer not having to deal with people who feel it is necessary to do so. If you don’t like the thread please just let it be.
you have this passive-aggressive way of name-calling me – why don’t you just say those words directly?
and learn how to spell elicit.
I’m going to leave that misspelling there because I feel 100% comfortable with the fact that I am very capable of error. The way I confused the spelling of a word with another word that is pronounced the same doesn’t change my point.
And there was nothing passive-aggressive about what I was saying. If you prefer that we be even more direct with one another, where one person just says “you’re an idiot” and the other one says “you’re a douche-bag” then I guess we can do that as well. Sound good?
Fine, but this is better.
Hahah. I’m going to hold on to that one.
hmm, why would you wonder about the film’s flaws if it wasn’t chosen to be the best film at Cannes? Many recent prizes have been given to films there that I disagree with (Thirst, Uncle Boonmee, The Class, Gomorrah, etc) so if Malick didn’t win and I loved the film I would just chalk it up to another disagreement with their judges rather than a fault of the film.
Haha props to hideous bitch princess, your hilarious i have to say… but one way or another… at the end of the day its a contest with only a few select judges… theyre bound to like one thing over another whether or not the majority of us film geeks agree or not… i mean unless some conspiracy is going on, i think theyd know better than us… its not like many of us(if any) are big time professional film makers/renowned critics who have any merit or anything… im sure for the most part they know what theyre doing… and considering Malicks ability and reputation, i’m sure his film would be under consideration whether it be a little or a lot… plus again.. who the hell are we kidding…. so many of us on this thread and site are twenty somethings with shit for life experience… keep it real folks
but aside from that… ditto what keldon said..
In a word ‘no’.
Why would anyone be disappointed if a film they have not seen doesn’t win the big prize.
It is often the case that the best films at festivals do not win the big prizes. This is what makes festival awards somewhat arbitrary. Remember, there is a jury involved. And juries always reflect their own personal feelings as well as whatever artistic, social and political pressure they feel when doling out the awards.
But I am sure some will think it is the best film there. As they will of a half a dozen other films.
I actually sort of hope ‘The Tree of Life’ takes home nothing and is a disappointment – at first. And then years from now people will finally see the film for what it is rather than for the marketing and the hype that have surrounded it.
Because face it, the film will be a disappointment to some just based on how overhyped it has become.
But it often takes a film a few years to tear itself away from the marketing and the hype to finally estabish itself for what it truly is.
“The threads here are getting idiotic.”
But will this thread WIN the Palme d’Or?? WILL IT?!
Maybe a grammy, MAYBE.