Mark Lewis

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The Tree of Life [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Brad Pitt
The Tree of Life [DVD] DVD ~ Brad Pitt
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Like Lawrence Sterne's "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy", this is told from the perspective of its central character, both exploring the ways in which we recall past events. However where "Tristram Shandy" was a comic melodrama, the film puts itself on a much more philosophically elevated level of discussion. Sterne created this effect by allowing the narrator to break off at the end of a sentence and leave its conclusion as an implication; just as we are often inclined to do ourselves when recalling an event to someone else. The film's disjointed sequencing and non-linear development allows a portrayal of the way we recall memory. Our visions are never chronologically accurate… Read more

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