New 'Tree of Life' Featurette on Emmanuel Lubezki's Cinematography
"What he's after is capturing a moment." Though this is a bit late to the game, Fox Searchlight posted a new featurette online (on YouTube via Thompson on Hollywood) that focuses on Director of Photography Emmanuel Lubezki and his beautiful cinematography. The Tree of Life has three Oscar noms this year, including Best Picture, Best Director and of course Best Cinematography. This features a few talking heads with producers and otherwise, but it's mostly lots of Lubezki's gorgeous cinematography from the film (but why isn't it in HD, Searchlight?!). It's a great refresher on some amazing cinematography from last year.
Watch the new featurette for Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life focusing on Emmanuel Lubezki:
From Terrence Malick, the acclaimed director of such classic films as Badlands, Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 50's. It follows the life journey of eldest son Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years (Penn) as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack, as an adult, finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking out answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Fox Searchlight already released Malick's The Tree of Life in theaters last summer, and it has since been nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It's now available on Blu-Ray as well.