Exploring 'The Tree of Life'

Synopsis: An overview of the making of The Tree of Life (2011).
30 min

Let's stay out of there.

"Now, my dears" said old Mrs. Rabbit one morning,

"You may go into the fields or down the lane"

"Don't go into Mr. Mcgregor's garden"

"Your father had an accident there"

That's where God lives.

Goodnight, we'll see you in 5 years.

Want to eat a grasshopper?

I found it! I found this old bone!

Bless this food to our use.

As to your loving and faithful service.

Make us remindful of those who are in need.


Can you pass the butter, please?

Can you pass the butter please sir.


What did you do today?

We went to school.

After that.

What about the yard?

Did you put the runners in like I asked?


Yes, sir.

Well, it didn't look like it.


Mr. Reese liked Jack's book report.

Nobody's asked sweetheart.

You know this.



Reach me my lighter.

Haven't you forgotten something?

Do you love your father?

Yes, sir.

...and they went off to look for Kaa the Rock Python.

They found him stretched out

on a warm ledge in the afternoon sun.

Admiring his beautiful new coat.

Who do you love most?

I love you all three the same.

Tell us a story from before we can remember.

He went for a ride in a plane once.

It was a graduation present.


Am I any good?


Can it happen to anyone?

Nobody talks about it.

Help me not to sass my dad.

Help me not to get dogs in fights.

Help me be thankful for everything I've got.

Where do you live?

Help me not to tell lies.

Are you watching me?

I want to know what you are.

I want to see what you see.

Come here.

You're going to stand there and

you're going to close this door quietly, 50 times.

Count it out.

You can't just take off the top.

You got to get them by the roots.

Your mother's naive.

It takes fierce will to get ahead in this world.

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Terrence Malick

Terrence Frederick Malick is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. He began his career as part of the New Hollywood film-making wave with the critically acclaimed films Badlands and Days of Heaven, before a lengthy hiatus. more…

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