Sunday, November 20, 2011

#324 / The Tree Of Life

I found The Tree of Life, a movie by Terrence Malick, to be profoundly affecting. It is an unusual film about families, and about being a young boy in post-World War II America, and about growing up. It's about fathers, and mothers, and brothers, and about the physical architecture of the world we create, and the world of Nature that encompasses all we do.

Malick and I are almost exactly the same age (he's got about a month on me), which is probably one reason that the movie resonated with me so strongly. Malick was also raised in the Episcopal Church, as I was. I would call the movie God-suffused.

Maybe the movie has some real lessons, for practical life. It certainly provides some cautionary instruction for fathers.

I recommend it.

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