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Watch: IMAX Featurette on the Making of Malick's 'Voyage of Time'

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September 8, 2016
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Voyage of Time IMAX Featurette

"Really trying to make this ultimate combination of organic and digital." IMAX has released a fascinating featurette on the making of Terrence Malick's new documentary Voyage of Time, examining the creation of the universe leading all the way up to the origin of man. We've already featured two different trailers for the two versions of this movie, but this video dives into the processes and techniques they used to make the visuals in the movie. It's remarkable to see how they made some of these visuals using practical methods, including fluid tanks and smoke machines and other tricks. They tried to make this as realistic as possible, and it looks so so so beautiful. Malick is going all out with the visuals here with great attention to detail. I really can't wait to experience this in its full IMAX glory. "We deserve to pause sometimes and just reflect."

Here's the new IMAX featurette on Terrence Malick's Voyage of Time, direct from IMAX's YouTube:

Voyage of Time IMAX Featurette

The unfolding of the universe takes place before your eyes, in this experience for the senses, mind and soul. A labor of passion by director Terrence Malick (Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life), Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey is an exploration into our planetary past and a search for humanity’s place in the future. Humming with the energy of nature itself, the film melds innovative special effects with awe-inspiring footage from around the globe, in search of what lasts, what endures through time’s changing scenes. There are two versions of Malick's new documentary - an IMAX experience that has a running time of 45 minutes, and this full-length version titled Voyage of Time: Life's Journey. Terrence Malick's Voyage of Time will be initially released in IMAX theaters starting October 7th later this fall, but we're not sure when the full version will arrive (after it premieres at TIFF & Venice). Stay tuned for updates.

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  • InNolanWeTrust
    I seriously hope this is released where I live. I'm a sucker for all things Malick and I'm a sucker for all things science. Especially things that explore the origins of the universe and life. I loathe religion and creationism.
    • So for you, the universe was created ex nihilo?
      • InNolanWeTrust
        How do you figure that from my post? There can be a god without Christianity or Islam for example. God can exist without any organized religion being true. Jesus and Muhammad could be ordinary men and there still be a god. I want facts not fiction.
        • Yet, you denied the creationism. Creationism is the belief that the universe and life originated from specific acts of divine creation. or did I read you wrong? Ok. Let's say you are an "agnostic". So, you believe that God , whatever his name is in different religions, has created the universe (through laws of physics, atomistic, biology, etc.) just for fun?
          • InNolanWeTrust
            What evidence is there for creationism though? None that I am aware of. I am open to the idea if evidence is ever found.
          • So do you believe in God or not? I need to know before I can give you evidences.
          • InNolanWeTrust
            I do not but I am open to the idea.
          • fair enough. Then, I have two questions for you: 1- Do you believe that nothingness could create something? 2-You agree with me that the Universe, and all that exist and live within it obey to the laws of physics, atomostic and biology, right? My question is: Can a law exist without a law maker?
          • InNolanWeTrust
            The fact that I'm open to the idea of God means I'm open to the idea of something coming from nothing 😉 That's the rub though, right? If God doesn't have a maker why can't the universe be without one? And if the Universe must have a maker then so does God.
          • Any truth is to be found in the deep of our doubts. So, you have no problem with the fact that [nothingness creating matter/energy] is in total contradiction with the first law of thermodynamics? If nothingness is by definition “nothing”, it is then void of any energy/matter, right? Then, from where and how did the matter/energy pops out? Now as for “if God created the universe, who created Him?”, well, it’s a tough question I asked myself since I was 10. It’s like asking a Bee her opinion on the Fermi Paradox. Our brain can’t deal with such concepts. It’s above our primitive intelligence. But what our brain can do is to observe and deduce. Observation isn’t limited to vision. We know now that quarks exist, even though we have never seen them. But we have “seen” their “print”. Same thing with God. We can’t see Him, because we don’t have the tools for that, but we can see his prints on the universe through his Laws. Speaking of first law of thermodynamics, you didn’t answer my question: who “wrote” the laws of the physics that rule the universe? Why an electron “spins/exists” continually around the nucleus? Because of the laws of quantum mechanics. Why atom shells/orbits can’t take more than 2, 8, 18 or 32 electrons? Because of the laws of quantum mechanics Why…You can put a question on every physical phenomenon, and every time you’ll explain its manifestation by a law. Who wrote these laws?
          • InNolanWeTrust
            There's no proof that the Laws of Thermodynamics exist OUTSIDE of our universe. It would make sense that if we indeed live in a Hyperverse there could be different laws and different constants. Plus if God can be created in violation of the Laws of Thermodynamics then why can't the universe? The problem with your line of reasoning is that it contradicts itself. Everything must have a creator....oh but God is the exception. Well then clearly a creator isn't a requirement. 😉 I am open to the idea of a god but so far I have zero reason to believe in one.
          • Absolutely. Laws of thermodynamics or quantum physics could be totally different (and they probably are) in different dimensions. But then, this cannot elude the main question: Who wrote the laws? and why? Other thing, If we accept that this universe was "created" by... Nothing, that means anything that exists has a futile purpose, right? So there is no good or evil, right? That means killing someone or giving him a hug has the same impact on the moral side. You shouldn't be "morally" afflicted, because hey! why should I bother to do good things? And what is "good" in first place?
          • InNolanWeTrust
            Why does god exist? Good and evil are relative things. You don't need a god for there to be morality. Nature itself encodes most of our moral code simply because of our desire to be alive. I'm not going to kill you because I don't want you to kill me. Morality is achieved through mutual benefit. No god necessary 😉
          • The real question is not "why does God exist" but "Why do we exist"... Good and evil are relative things indeed. But if you see me slaughtering a kid, will you apply this theory of relativity ? ;D What is morality ? You said that "Nature" ( yet another name for God?) encodes most of our moral code to keep us alive. But WHY? Why does "Nature" want us to be alive? Why is it fighting the Entropy? PS: you didn't answer yet my question on who created the laws of physics...
      • Lagoya
        God raped a woman, made another man raise his child, then had him murdered in the worst possible way to prove a point. nice chap.
        • We aren't not talking about religion, but about how the universe was created. anyway, your comment could easily make it in some hip hop song. Hip hop is full of rape stories.
          • Lagoya
            'shit happens' is a perfect explanation of how the universe came to be
          • I cannot argue with such rational and irrefutable argument.
    • DAVIDPD
      Sounds like you do love a certain region only by another name. *Not a serious, nor critical comment. Consider it trite and offhand.
      • InNolanWeTrust
        What religion is that?
  • DAVIDPD
    The beautiful thing about science is that all of this could be wrong and real scientists would be cool with that. *See the scientific method.
  • RAW_D
    Looks beautiful, however, this film will always boil down to the debate of evolution vs. creationism. See comments below. On another wavelength, what's the best Terence Malick film? I've not seen any of them, so I'm not sure where to start. Critically his films seem pretty divisive. It seems folks either hate them or love them...
    • Bo
      Try Days of Heaven from 1978, Malick's second film, with the young Richard Gere and Sam Shepard. It's still my favorite film of Malick's. The great French cinematographer, Nestor Almendros, won the Academy Award for his beautiful work on this film. Well deserved as it's a wonder to behold, especially under Malick's direction. This is a film anyone half-way serious about movies should see. Good luck if you decide to watch it. You're in for a real treat.
      • RAW_D
        I'll check it out! Thanks Bo! Btw, watched Zardoz for the first time the other day. At first...I thought it was terrible, but there's some deep sci-fi theology going on in that movie. Interesting imagery for the 70's as well.
        • Bo
          I'm glad, for you, that you're going to check it out. Wow, Zardoz!...haven't seen that one since when it first came out. I'll take your word on the 'deep sic-fi theology' going on in it. All I remember is having a tough time getting through Sean Connery dressed in a diaper...lol...or it certainly looked kinda like one if memory serves...
          • RAW_D
            Definitely a blatant red diaper. LOL But yeah, it's a "so bad it's good" kind of movie. I wouldn't watch it again, but I understand the cult following it has.
          • Bo
            Yea, we all kinda wrote it off back in the day. John Boorman directed it and he's was making some good films back then. Hell, he made the great Point Blank with the equally great Lee Marvin back in '67. Hard-boiled film and one of the best in that genre. He also directed Deliverance with Jon Voight and Burt Reynolds either a few years before or after Zardoz. Deliverance. Now that's a terrific, weird, creepy movie for sure. And Burt Reynolds was actually pretty good in it! Cheers!
    • Just avoid any movie of his featuring a man and a woman walking on a beach.

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