So this is kind of a weird week at Inconsiderate Prick. Two trailers for movies that I'm really looking forward to that appeal much more to my high-brow side have found their way into my corner of the enternetz. First it was the Norwegian Wood trailer that I just became aware of.
Then we got the first trailer for next Terrence Malick film, The Tree of Life. Living in Austin, it seemed like every couple of weeks you would happen across someone working on the film in some facet of the process, as Malick lives here and much of the film was filmed in and around Austin. Yes, Malick famously works slowly, but it seems like The Tree of Life went into production fifteen years ago, yet we all wait.
This all matters, of course, because there may not be another filmmaker alive who can bring me to my knees (in praise, not a sexual way) while watching his films without sound. Without the bells and whistles of other auteurs, Malick works in his quiet pastoral realm, preferring to turn his contemplative gaze to building mood. His films captivate you with running time not mattering at all because time is a concept that does not apply to you while watching a Malick film.
Judging by the trailer, The Tree of Life should ably follow in the footsteps of his already stunning catalog. Without further ado...
Next week, I won't have been pulling a 28 hours of work over 36 hours, killing my Wednesday and Thursday. There is a bit of catch up to do, and I've got some ideas for some year-end columns that may or may not happen. Stay tuned.