This is a story of spin and how works of art travel in our media-sick culture. Terrence Malick's film, The Tree of Life is a truly great film in my view, a masterpiece. It’s by no means a difficult film. Its narrative is straightforward.
At its core, The Tree of Life concerns a family, the O’Briens, who live in a town in Texas. The film’s episodes unfold through the 1950s, while some of its scenes are set in the present in a large city.Tragedy befalls the family, precipitating an examination of its history.