Terrence Malick is largely known for his unorthodox methods. But it is especially recognized by the beauty that he can imprint on his films by placing them on the pedestal of film art.
The Tree of Life, by the hands of cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, is one of the examples we want to pay tribute to, with some of the best photography in the past couple years.
Not so many filmmakers can afford to consult with NASA during the production of a film. Malick did it ir order to complete the scenes of the cosmos and the origin of life (which took our breaths away).
In an interview, Lubezki said:
“Photography is not used to illustrate dialogue or a performance. We’re using it to capture emotion so that the movie is very experiential. It’s meant to trigger tons of memories, like a scent or a perfume.”