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Questions tagged [the-tree-of-life]

2011 American drama by Terrence Malick exploring the meaning of life through the 1950's childhood memories of a man and elaborate imagery about the origins, development and conclusion of the universe and the Earth.

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Is Malick's Tree of Life a “too masculine” movie?

It's not a secret that all of Malick's movies revolve around male characters. Nevertheless, I was a bit impressed when checking this infography about how a set of critics commissioned by the BBC voted ...
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Significance of the Book of Job quote

The Tree of Life starts with a quote from the Book of Job: Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? ...
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Why does the dinosaur let the wounded dinosaur live?

Yes, we are all fascinated (or abhorred) by the inclusion of a few CGI dinosaurs in Terrence Malick's 'Tree of Life'. Personally, I enjoyed the dinosaurs thoroughly, but... Why did the predatory ...
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How does the son (R.L.) die?

In the beginning of the movie 'Tree of Life', Mrs. O'Brien (Jessica Chastain) receives a telegram (or was it a regular piece of mail?) notifying her that her son has died. According to Wikipedia this ...
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What does the ending of The Tree of Life mean?

At the end of the movie, adult Jack (Sean Penn) wanders through a wasteland, goes through a doorway and ends up on a beach. There he shares the screen with his father (Brad Pitt) and Mrs. O’Brien (...