Author Topic: The Tree of Life  (Read 84502 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

modage

  • Admin
  • *****
  • Posts: 10758
  • Respect: +698
    • Floating Heads
Re: The Tree of Life
« Reply #270 on: May 17, 2011, 05:10:18 PM »
0
Seeing this Monday I think. Downgrading my excitement to "probably not going to like it."  :yabbse-undecided:
Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

Pozer

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 2288
  • Respect: +135
Re: The Tree of Life
« Reply #271 on: May 17, 2011, 05:36:25 PM »
0
you dont deserve it, Debbie Downer.

modage

  • Admin
  • *****
  • Posts: 10758
  • Respect: +698
    • Floating Heads
Re: The Tree of Life
« Reply #272 on: May 17, 2011, 05:43:46 PM »
0
Hoping for pleasant surprise?

But let's get real...

Badlands > Days of Heaven > The Thin Red Line > The New World > ...

..so where did we really expect TOL to fall on that scale?
Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

Pas

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 3429
  • Respect: +10
Re: The Tree of Life
« Reply #273 on: May 17, 2011, 05:49:37 PM »
0
Stefen! I just meant this is not even scheduled to come out EVER in my province! I am actually going in Montreal on May 27th (5 hour drive) because I booked a room on that day a couple weeks ago JUST to go watch Tree of Life. AND IT DOESN'T EVEN COME OUT. Like the kids say: FMFL (fuck my fucking life)

CMBB>TOL is the only valid question at this point

Stefen

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 7777
  • smh
  • Respect: +190
Re: The Tree of Life
« Reply #274 on: May 17, 2011, 06:05:11 PM »
0
Stefen! I just meant this is not even scheduled to come out EVER in my province! I am actually going in Montreal on May 27th (5 hour drive) because I booked a room on that day a couple weeks ago JUST to go watch Tree of Life. AND IT DOESN'T EVEN COME OUT. Like the kids say: FMFL (fuck my fucking life)

CMBB>TOL is the only valid question at this point

Oh, my bad.

Can the moderator who I reported Pas's post to please disregard said reportage?
Let's go to a motel. We don't have to do anything -- we could just swim.

socketlevel

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 1428
  • Respect: +75
Re: The Tree of Life
« Reply #275 on: May 17, 2011, 06:08:05 PM »
0
Pas, I already dug your style. But damn, very nice. I'm in Toronto so I have the luxury. I wish I still had that kind of dedication for cinema. That's love brother.

I did notice that about Montreal. For what is considered the strongest cultural city in Canada, Rep cinemas suck. A good film school friend of mine is from Montreal and he says Toronto is far better.  Even the big theatres have the occasional art film over here.  I'm sure there will be at least 1 IMAX screen with TOL.
the one last hit that spent you...

Gold Trumpet

  • The Master of Three Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 5765
  • Respect: +150
Re: The Tree of Life
« Reply #276 on: May 17, 2011, 06:34:33 PM »
0
There Will be Blood should not have been so Oscar friendly. If the field is weak, I can see Oscar voters campaigning around a lifetime consideration for Terrance Malick and overhyping this film. It's a coin toss field for some films. And because it is, it should be a shrug for everyone.

Pas

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 3429
  • Respect: +10
Re: The Tree of Life
« Reply #277 on: May 17, 2011, 06:36:35 PM »
0
Pas, I already dug your style. But damn, very nice. I'm in Toronto so I have the luxury. I wish I still had that kind of dedication for cinema. That's love brother.

I did notice that about Montreal. For what is considered the strongest cultural city in Canada, Rep cinemas suck. A good film school friend of mine is from Montreal and he says Toronto is far better.  Even the big theatres have the occasional art film over here.  I'm sure there will be at least 1 IMAX screen with TOL.

It's the first time it happens to me! You can now understand with the amount of $ I invested in that fucking movie that I better be enthusiastic about it haha

socketlevel

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 1428
  • Respect: +75
Re: The Tree of Life
« Reply #278 on: May 17, 2011, 07:09:09 PM »
0
There Will be Blood should not have been so Oscar friendly. If the field is weak, I can see Oscar voters campaigning around a lifetime consideration for Terrance Malick and overhyping this film. It's a coin toss field for some films. And because it is, it should be a shrug for everyone.

yes but there should be some mention to the fact that There Will Be Blood also follows a classic narrative arch. Even though the pacing, subject matter, and style might differ from the norm it did have a linear structure. If TOL has a structure similar to the thin red line then it's in trouble. The thin red line had a war premise going for it, and Malick's return.  if TOL is the fountain-meets-the-thin red line, it's fucked for Oscar nods IMO.
the one last hit that spent you...

matt35mm

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 3215
  • Bony old behind.
  • Respect: +448
    • My Films on Vimeo
Re: The Tree of Life
« Reply #279 on: May 17, 2011, 07:12:06 PM »
0
Regarding the IMAX thing, I can't see how that's going to happen. There were rumors about it last year (or maybe two years ago), because I think maybe one of the VFX guys said that was the plan. And even then, I think it was regarding "the second movie" that I don't think exists (as far as I can tell, some people working on it thought all the dinosaur stuff was part of a companion IMAX piece? Maybe this was the plan at some point but I haven't heard anything about it recently and it seems like all that stuff was really just for this one movie).

As nice as it would be, I don't see any indication that it'd make any financial sense to put this movie in IMAX theaters, especially not during the summer when all the Harry Potters and Transformers will be taking over the IMAX screens.

The fact that The Tree of Life was partially shot on 60mm (I think?) doesn't matter, since I'm pretty sure The New World also had some 60mm stuff going on.

I'd love to be wrong about this, but I can't see it happening.

Stefen

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 7777
  • smh
  • Respect: +190
Re: The Tree of Life
« Reply #280 on: May 17, 2011, 07:19:05 PM »
0
this is my current There Will Be Blood/The New World/The Fountain/INLAND EMPIRE/WALL·E/Synecdoche, NY -- the one movie I WANT SO BADLY that it makes me not care about anything else. :|

OBVIOUSLY NOT THAT BAD.
Let's go to a motel. We don't have to do anything -- we could just swim.

Gold Trumpet

  • The Master of Three Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 5765
  • Respect: +150
Re: The Tree of Life
« Reply #281 on: May 17, 2011, 07:49:38 PM »
0
There Will be Blood should not have been so Oscar friendly. If the field is weak, I can see Oscar voters campaigning around a lifetime consideration for Terrance Malick and overhyping this film. It's a coin toss field for some films. And because it is, it should be a shrug for everyone.

yes but there should be some mention to the fact that There Will Be Blood also follows a classic narrative arch. Even though the pacing, subject matter, and style might differ from the norm it did have a linear structure. If TOL has a structure similar to the thin red line then it's in trouble. The thin red line had a war premise going for it, and Malick's return.  if TOL is the fountain-meets-the-thin red line, it's fucked for Oscar nods IMO.

Oscar antagonism toward certain kind of films certainly rest on more things than linear structure. There Will be Blood is as much as a bill footer for the classic anti Oscar film as anything done by Malick.

picolas

  • Admin
  • *****
  • Posts: 1752
  • Respect: +103
Re: The Tree of Life
« Reply #282 on: May 18, 2011, 01:21:34 AM »
0
press conference (watching right now. don't know how spoilerful.)

http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/mediaPlayer/11317.html

Pubrick

  • Admin
  • *****
  • Posts: 12170
  • Lynchian identity mystery
  • Respect: +769
Re: The Tree of Life
« Reply #283 on: May 18, 2011, 01:35:44 AM »
0
press conference (watching right now. don't know how spoilerful.)

http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/mediaPlayer/11317.html

Not very if the summary on the previous page is to be believed, everyone just spent the whole time defending terry not being there. Didn't seem like they talked about the movie at all. Dumb jerks.
endless 'nothing is what it seems'-isms

Mr. Merrill Lehrl

  • The Meeting with the Goddess
  • ***
  • Posts: 346
  • Respect: +5
    • Internal Revenue Service
Re: The Tree of Life
« Reply #284 on: May 18, 2011, 01:57:58 AM »
0
Hoping for pleasant surprise?

But let's get real...

Badlands > Days of Heaven > The Thin Red Line > The New World > ...

..so where did we really expect TOL to fall on that scale?

Well, your scale sucks.  That's all.
“If I had to hold up the most heavily fortified bank in America,” Bolaño says, “I’d take a gang of poets. The attempt would probably end in disaster, but it would be beautiful.”

 

DMCA & Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy