The Tree of Life trailer online in HD
Well if you'd been reading Filmstalker you'd have seen the trailer for Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life some ten days ago. Alright it was a bootlegged trailer and the quality wasn't great, but we got everything that we needed from it.
Now the trailer is alive and kicking online in high definition, and sure watching it delivers more detail and lets you marvel at the lovely images, but we didn't lose out on any of the story. That said, here's the high definition version for you anyway.
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.
From 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.
The Tree of Life sounds like an epic film indeed, but I don't think the trailer really brings that across, although there are a few suggestions of something much bigger in some of the imagery, see that meteor strike the Earth?
Here's The Tree of Life trailer over at Apple Trailers.