Thursday, June 23, 2011
The Conversations: Terrence Malick - Part II
If you haven't seen The Tree of Life, this post isn't for you. Oh, please, bookmark it. But don't read it. The Conversations: Terrence Malick - Part II is full of spoilers. But, more significantly, it's full of interpretation, and you owe it to yourself to try to grapple with The Tree of Life on your own; it's a movie for grappling, and it's about grappling, really. That said, those who have seen The Tree of Life are encouraged to head on over to The House Next Door and continue the discussion -- whether that's today or next week or next month, depending on when the movie gets to you. Whether you think Malick's fifth film is his masterpiece, or an erratic failure that crumbles under the weight of its ambition, it's certainly Malick's most debate-ready picture -- open to all kinds of interpretation. We got some great comments on Part I of this discussion, and I hope we see more of that here. So, when you're ready, give it a read, and let us know what we missed.
Click here for an archive of The Conversations.