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The tree of life
McCracken, Hunter, actor.
Special edition.
Publication Information:
[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (139 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 bonus disc.
The impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.
General Note:
Title from sell sheet.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2011.

Wide screen (1.85:1).

New extended version of the film featuring an additional fifty minutes of footage; Exploring "The tree of life," a 2011 documentary featuring collaborators and admirers of Malick's, including filmmakers David Fincher and Christopher Nolan; New interviews with actor Jessica Chastain and visual-effects supervisor Dan Glass; interview from 2011 with composer Alexandre Desplat about the film, and a new interview with music critic Alex Ross about Malick's approach to music; video essay from 2011 by critic Matt Zoller Seitz; trailer.
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some thematic material.
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