Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep. Written by
Despite appearing in pretty much every scene, Christian Bale is almost never heard talking onscreen as most of his lines are spoken as a narrator. He is occasionally seen speaking but you can not hear his words as background music is playing. Only in a couple of scenes is he actually heard and seen onscreen at the same time. See more »
Remember the story I used to tell you when you were a boy, about a young prince, sent by his father, the king of the east, to find a pearl?
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"For optimal sound reproduction, the producers of this film recommend that you play it loud." (In the opening credits.) See more »
I won't mislead anyone. This movie is a tough watch if you don't like movie as a form of art and poetry. This movie requires you to be open-minded, philosophically inclined and love good cinematography and music.
Malick once again put me in a hypnotic state of trance while watching this film. He keeps on going against conventional movie making. His style is hypnotic and gorgeous.
What I took away after and while watching this movie is that it is a observational piece on human behavior. It made me realize how crazy the human race is. The way we enjoy entertainment, treat our women and live our lives. It's all a really surreal thing for a species to do.
Apart from the plot, this movie is mesmerizing and extremely relaxing to watch. The soundtrack is trippy and hypnotic as always and Malick is really settling on a certain (like it or hate it) style of filmmaking. It's very personal whether you like his films or not. To me personally his films are wonderful observational pieces of art that should be stored and preserver for future generations to reflect upon.
His films are also really great material to watch when you're high on psychedelics ;)
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