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
While there wasn't an actual script Terrence Malick would write multiple pages of dialogue for some of the actors and encouraged them to use whatever part of the dialogue they wanted. Despite playing the lead character Christian Bale received no writing for himself. This prompted Bale to try to sneak a peek of the other actors' pages to ascertain what he could expect in each scene. See more »
You looked familiar to me, but I didn't know who you are. You are fantastic!
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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 »
A subtle degree of existentialism which grows on you the longer the movie runs
It takes a while of watching the movie before starting to appreciate it. However, the longer you get, the more it starts growing on you. Its modernistic style is certainly not for everyone - but the combination of beautiful pictures and captivating music as well as the subtle messages of the flick, is in my opinion brilliant. As with many modernistic pieces it requires that you as a spectator participate, which is very giving, that is, if you actually do it. Then you will experience the emptiness we as human beings have to wrestle with: the apathetic nature of just following the flow: the slumber we experience the moment we stop being active and stop shaping our existence. The movie is a reminder not to fall in slumber, but to wake up and see the pearl.
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