Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Postscript on The Tree of Life

"Exactly, it's the mystery," says Nino Quincampoix. "You won't find it here!"      replies the sex shop proprietress.
Avoiding the inevitable, I found myself re-watching "Amelie" this morning, right after my last post on "The Tree of Life." The above quote describes "The Tree of Life" perfectly. 
This is the problem with Malick's film - there is no mystery. He presents the   world literally, expecting us to be awed by it.
"Amelie" presents a world of awe - mythically - and we ARE awed by it. Somehow, the theme of both films is the same. 
One is presented literally, one mythically. Just re-watch "Amelie."

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