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Tree of Life – Brad Pitt discusses Terrence Malick’s new film

Posted by LiveFor on April 16, 2010

Terrence Malick makes lovely looking films. I love Badlands. Like most of his films actors fight over themselves to star in one and everything is very hush hush about plot. Tree of Life is no different.

There have been rumours that it is a coming of age story, then others stating that it features dinosaurs. Nothing clear cut has been said. Now Empire spoke to Brad Pitt, who stars in the film, about the possibility of the film being sci-fi. Here’s what he had to say.

“Well, in a way. It’s this little tiny story of a kid growing up in the 50s with a mother who’s grace incarnate and a father who’s oppressive in nature. So he is negotiating his way through it, defining who he’s gonna be when he grows up. And that is juxtaposed with a little, tiny micro-story of the cosmos, from the beginning of the cosmos to the death of the cosmos. So that’s where the sci-fi – or the sci-fact – comes in.”

The official synopsis –

Tree of Life is a period piece centered around three boys in the 1950s. The eldest son of two characters (Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain) witnesses the loss of innocence.

We trace the evolution of an eleven-year-old boy in the Midwest, Jack, one of three brothers. At first all seems marvelous to the child. He sees as his mother does, with the eyes of his soul. She represents the way of love and mercy, where the father tries to teach his son the world’s way, of putting oneself first. Each parent contends for his allegiance, and Jack must reconcile their claims. The picture darkens as he has his first glimpses of sickness, suffering and death. The world, once a thing of glory, becomes a labyrinth.

Framing this story is that of adult Jack, a lost soul in a modern world, seeking to discover amid the changing scenes of time that which does not change: the eternal scheme of which we are a part. When he sees all that has gone into our world’s preparation, each thing appears a miracle precious, incomparable. Jack, with his new understanding, is able to forgive his father and take his first steps on the path of life.

The story ends in hope, acknowledging the beauty and joy in all things, in the everyday and above all in the family — our first school — the only place that most of us learn the truth about the world and ourselves, or discover life’s single most important lesson, of unselfish love.

It all sounds very confusing, but should look lovely.

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The Random – Kick-Ass, The Ghost Writer, Cowboys & Aliens, Thor, The Hobbit, G.I. Joe, Clash of the Titans, Tree of Life, Despicable Me, The Expendables, Faster

Posted by LiveFor on January 8, 2010

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has announced it will host the world premiere of Lionsgate and Marv Films’ “Kick-Ass” for its 2010 Opening Night on March 12th in Austin, Texas.

Polanski’s The Ghost Writer to be released in February according to Variety.

Jon Favreau’s 3D comic adaptation “Cowboys & Aliens” at DreamWorks is apparently slated to start shooting in July –More

Shooting is scheduled to begin today on Marvel Studios’ “Thor” at Raleigh Studios in Manhattan Beach. ‘Babel’ and Drag Me to Hell actress Adriana Barraza may be joining the cast.

The two Guillermo del Toro-directed Hobbit films will begin filming this June for a 14-month shoot in New Zealand.

Zombieland writers may have been hired by Paramount Pictures to begin work on the script for the sequel to “G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra

Rock band Muse is tipped to be doing the film score for the upcoming Clash of the Titans remake – More

Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” could be heading for a Cannes Film Festival premiere and a Fall release – More

Three-time Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams will write original music for Universal Pictures’ upcoming 3-D CGI feature “Despicable Me“. This marks the first time The Neptunes and N.E.R.D. artist will compose music for a film. Oscar winner Hans Zimmer and Heitor Pereira are also composing the score.

Sylvester Stallone broke his neck while filming The Expendables.

Maggie Grace (Lost, Taken) joins Dwayne Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton in FasterMore

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Johnny Depp and Heath Ledger talks about The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Posted by LiveFor on May 20, 2009

Heath also talks about Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life. Thanks to Pam for sending me the links.

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The Random – Downsizing, Never Let Me Go, Up in the Air, Tree of Life, Terminator Salvation, Rape: A Love Story,

Posted by LiveFor on March 2, 2009

Paul Giamatti, Meryl Streep, Sacha Baron Cohen and Reese Witherspoon are rumored to be circling a project called Downsizing to be directed by Alexander Payne (“About Schmidt”) says Hollywood Elsewhere.

Keira Knightley will star in the sci-fi thriller Never Let Me Go for Fox Searchlight and DNA Films says Variety. Mark Romanek (“One Hour Photo”) will direct the cloning-themed film that also stars Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan.

Jason Bateman has signed on for Up in the Air for DreamWorks and the Montecito Picture Co. says Variety. An adaptation of the Walter Kirn novel, Jason Reitman (“Juno”) helms the film in which George Clooney stars as a corporate downsizer who is obsessed with collecting frequent flyer miles at the expense of having a life.

Terrence Malick’s upcoming film Tree of Life starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn which has this description “…a family with three boys in the 1950s. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence.” apparantly also features dinosaurs according to Hollywood Elsewhere.

As previously mentioned Moon Bloodgood is going topless in Terminator Salvation. The story comes from SciFi Wire who heard McG and Moon Bloodgood talking at WonderCon about the scene in Terminator Salvation and saying that the topless shot would be in if they got the rating, and he asked the crowd about that who said they wanted the R rated version. Moon had this to say about it. “It’s a really pretty shot. … I’m actually being really serious…I wouldn’t have done it first of all, … if I felt uncomfortable. Secondly, it wasn’t a sexual thing. I mean, obviously, it’s a sexual thing. But it was like a silhouette, and there’s rain, and it’s a moment where I’m just like, I’m drawn to this man and I just don’t care anymore. Like, if you see me, see me naked, see my vulnerablities, see my emotions, see my body. … I just want him to see me…It just depends on if it’s PG-13 or rated R”

Maria Bello, Abigail Breslin and Samuel L. Jackson have joined the indie drama Rape: A Love Story for Patriot Pictures reports Variety. Based on Joyce Carol Oates’ 2003 novella, the story centers on a mother (Bello) recovering from a brutal gang rape who is stalked by the perpetrators but is protected by a sympathetic cop (Jackson). Breslin will play the woman’s 12-year-old daughter, who witnesses the attack.

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