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Pitt's Tree of Life

Feb. 29, 2008by: James Thoo

There is a part in Entourage when Ari is trying to sign a homosexual writer and he takes Lloyd along with him and says 'Just know that today your love of cock is a huge asset to this company'. Today is that day for me, except without the love of cock. Finally, after I have developed this unhealthy obssession with celebrity gossip, my trawling has scored me a first look at how Brad Pitt is gonna be looking in... Terrence Malick's TREE OF LIFE?! I didn't even know Pitt had signed on to this freaking thing and I don't even know what it is about, but man I am excited. Malick is one of the god damn greats in my opinion, and Brad Pitt is pretty much the coolest dude on the planet. If anyone ever tells you he doesn't wish he was Brad Pitt, that guy is either lying and/or is Will Smith. As we know, TREE OF LIFE... Yeah we don't know a thing. Heath Ledger was rumored to have been Malick's first choice, but regardless of whether that's true or not it looks like Pitt is starring, with Sean Penn rumored to be in talks to join him. Of course, there has been no official word on this yet, so I suppose this is just strong, strong rumor at this point. Still, Malick! Pitt! Trees! Life!
Extra Tidbit: Here's another super sexy scoop in this flick. Apparently THIS is the titular tree. FOUNTAIN-esque, no?
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10:39PM on 03/02/2008
As much as I'm not a Terrence Malick fan, he certainly knows how to bring the best out of his actors. Even though I have mixed feelings about THE NEW WORLD, Colin Farrell's performance was completely engaging. If anything, we can expect TREE OF LIFE to be visually amazing.
As much as I'm not a Terrence Malick fan, he certainly knows how to bring the best out of his actors. Even though I have mixed feelings about THE NEW WORLD, Colin Farrell's performance was completely engaging. If anything, we can expect TREE OF LIFE to be visually amazing.
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1:38AM on 03/01/2008

the acting will be cool...

i love brad pitt, and i'm a guy, a HETERO guy i should point out...anyhoo, Brad is the most under rated actor on the planet, watch him in 12 monkeys or Kalifornia, not just fight club and 7, he really is that good. eschewing his pretty boy image, and willing to make himself look ugly on screen, shows he's way past the "i'm a hot guy" thing, and cares about his shit.

not only that, i know personally that he's into architecture and design, my own 2 hobbies, so that makes him even cooler to
i love brad pitt, and i'm a guy, a HETERO guy i should point out...anyhoo, Brad is the most under rated actor on the planet, watch him in 12 monkeys or Kalifornia, not just fight club and 7, he really is that good. eschewing his pretty boy image, and willing to make himself look ugly on screen, shows he's way past the "i'm a hot guy" thing, and cares about his shit.

not only that, i know personally that he's into architecture and design, my own 2 hobbies, so that makes him even cooler to me.

i'd see anything he's in, because he's, simply put, one of the best in the world.

wow...maybe i'm actually a metrosexual...
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1:11AM on 03/01/2008
I'm with holden0013, THE FOUNTAIN is one of my all time favorite films. It's beautiful and truly underrated. I think Pitt signed on for this because, after seeing how brilliant and lovely THE FOUNTAIN ended up being, severely regretted backing out on it (at the last minute, no less, like a week before filming I believe it was) and after pacing in his ridiculously large mansion (I mean, it's gotta be big with all them kids him and Angelina keep adopting and/or producing) repeating, "I made a
I'm with holden0013, THE FOUNTAIN is one of my all time favorite films. It's beautiful and truly underrated. I think Pitt signed on for this because, after seeing how brilliant and lovely THE FOUNTAIN ended up being, severely regretted backing out on it (at the last minute, no less, like a week before filming I believe it was) and after pacing in his ridiculously large mansion (I mean, it's gotta be big with all them kids him and Angelina keep adopting and/or producing) repeating, "I made a mistake, I made a mistake, I made a mistake, what am I gonna do?" Then, when all hope seemed lost, received a phone call from his agent who said, "I just receieved script I'd like you to read, it's called THE TREE OF LIFE." And Pitt quickly responded, "I'm in!" Then fell back onto his favorite (and most expensive) chair and breathed a sigh of relief.

But, of course, that's just my interpretation of it. I was just going to say, "I bet Pitt felt bad about backing out of THE FOUNTAIN." But I was bored.
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8:33PM on 02/29/2008

Malick...

...seems to always have a handle on how to draw the top-notch talent. We had Colin Farrell (who is a really great actor, so fuck off), Chris Plummer and man-god Christian Bale for the otherwise-dull THE NEW WORLD, and the entire male acting world (Penn, Koteas, Nolte, Cusack, Brody, Clooney, Stahl, Harrelson, Travolta, Caviesel, Savage, Chaplin) in what I consider the greatest war film of all time, THE THIN RED LINE. I just hope that he does something a little less contemplative and voice-over
...seems to always have a handle on how to draw the top-notch talent. We had Colin Farrell (who is a really great actor, so fuck off), Chris Plummer and man-god Christian Bale for the otherwise-dull THE NEW WORLD, and the entire male acting world (Penn, Koteas, Nolte, Cusack, Brody, Clooney, Stahl, Harrelson, Travolta, Caviesel, Savage, Chaplin) in what I consider the greatest war film of all time, THE THIN RED LINE. I just hope that he does something a little less contemplative and voice-over ridden and tries something a little more dynamic with this film. And will someone get off their ass and put out a Director's Cut DVD of THE THIN RED LINE... the version that has the 10 minute scene with Brody and Mickey Fucking Rourke?!?!?
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7:42PM on 02/29/2008

In my opinion...

The subject matter is probably irrelevant. Pitt has an enviable reputation of working with people whose body of work has impressed him. I believe that's why he made SNATCH and that is why he made JESSE JAMES. And he got involved in THE FOUNTAIN because of REQUIEM FOR A DREAM. Now, I would say that he is getting involved - like I think any actor would - in a Terrence Malick film because, shit, it's Terrence Malick. That the film possibly is similar thematically, I think is secondary.
The subject matter is probably irrelevant. Pitt has an enviable reputation of working with people whose body of work has impressed him. I believe that's why he made SNATCH and that is why he made JESSE JAMES. And he got involved in THE FOUNTAIN because of REQUIEM FOR A DREAM. Now, I would say that he is getting involved - like I think any actor would - in a Terrence Malick film because, shit, it's Terrence Malick. That the film possibly is similar thematically, I think is secondary.
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7:24PM on 02/29/2008
yeah but Pitt is working with Aronofsky on the Fighter so there can't be any bad blood there, i think thats just reading too much into it, Pitt probably just likes the tree of life idea and the fountain wasn't the ideal project for him for some reason (maybe he couldnt see how brilliant it would end up being, maybe its something else) and now he wants to maybe revisit that since he hasnt gotten it out of his system, who knows, too early to tell
yeah but Pitt is working with Aronofsky on the Fighter so there can't be any bad blood there, i think thats just reading too much into it, Pitt probably just likes the tree of life idea and the fountain wasn't the ideal project for him for some reason (maybe he couldnt see how brilliant it would end up being, maybe its something else) and now he wants to maybe revisit that since he hasnt gotten it out of his system, who knows, too early to tell
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6:45PM on 02/29/2008
Can't claim its a rip off, we don't even know the story yet. And the whole 'concept' of the Tree of Life is thousands of years old.
BUT... it is weird that Pitt is starring in it. A little unsettling. Still, The Fountain has become one of favourite films and as much as I love Malick, I don't particularly want to see another similar themed film for a while yet.
Can't claim its a rip off, we don't even know the story yet. And the whole 'concept' of the Tree of Life is thousands of years old.
BUT... it is weird that Pitt is starring in it. A little unsettling. Still, The Fountain has become one of favourite films and as much as I love Malick, I don't particularly want to see another similar themed film for a while yet.
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3:24PM on 02/29/2008
For anhyone who thinks this is a ripoff you are sadly mistaken. This film was conceptualized and scripted in 1979. Aronofsky was 10.
For anhyone who thinks this is a ripoff you are sadly mistaken. This film was conceptualized and scripted in 1979. Aronofsky was 10.
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1:48PM on 02/29/2008
This is strange because wasnt Aronofsky's The Fountain going to be originally with Brad Pitt? Then he had to leave the project for some reason...Aronofsky's project lost funding because of this and had to restructure its whole budget and production just because Pitt left...and now Pitt's doing a similar film with a different director? Something fishy is going on here...

Sounds like someone is taking others peoples ideas for themselves....
This is strange because wasnt Aronofsky's The Fountain going to be originally with Brad Pitt? Then he had to leave the project for some reason...Aronofsky's project lost funding because of this and had to restructure its whole budget and production just because Pitt left...and now Pitt's doing a similar film with a different director? Something fishy is going on here...

Sounds like someone is taking others peoples ideas for themselves....
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1:06PM on 02/29/2008
"Here's another super sexy scoop in this flick. Apparently THIS is the titular tree. FOUNTAIN-esque, no?"

Hell, I thought this article WAS going to be about "The Fountain" (which I still think is an underrated, brilliant, haunting movie).

Weird.
"Here's another super sexy scoop in this flick. Apparently THIS is the titular tree. FOUNTAIN-esque, no?"

Hell, I thought this article WAS going to be about "The Fountain" (which I still think is an underrated, brilliant, haunting movie).

Weird.
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