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Friday, June 17, 2011

For After You See Tree of Life...

Posted By on Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 7:02 PM

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Spoilers... Don't watch this before you see it, I implore you.

So, Terrence Malick's brilliant Tree of Life opens at the Enzian tonight. If you are lucky enough to get tickets you'll be treated to quite a visual and aural experience that you will probably still be mulling over a week from now.

But here's the doosy: the birth of the cosmos scene that you saw? There isn't a shred of CGI in it.

It was created under the direction of visual effects whiz Douglas Trumbull, he of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Close Encounters of the Third King fame. He and a few other artists created it in all manner of ways, using all manner of liquids, chemicals, gasses and solids filmed at varying framerates.

Wired.com has the story and some video of the sequence in question.

Again, I beg you not to watch the video on the site until you've seen the film itself.

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