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 Posted:   Jun 17, 2011 - 11:18 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

I just saw "The Tree of Life" (very haunting and poetic, btw.) Terrence Malick uses many classical pieces throughout the film, as is his custom. The prize of the score is this piece by Zbigniew Preisner - "Lacrimosa 2."

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2011 - 2:05 AM   
 By:   franz_conrad   (Member)

Agreed. Magnificent cinema. Part of the effectiveness of the piece is the way it's used as a reaction to the choir of Tavener's 'Funeral Canticle'. First a choir (tavener), then a vocalist with tubular bells and strings, then the choir returns at the height of it (presiner).

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2011 - 2:23 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

How much Desplat actually is in the movie?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2011 - 3:39 AM   
 By:   franz_conrad   (Member)

The cues that are in there completely: 'Emergence of Life', 'Clouds'.
There are quotes from 'Circles' (about 30 seconds), 'Childhood' (about 60-90 seconds), 'Good and Evil' (about 30-40 seconds).
So about 10 minutes in all.

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2013 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Agreed. Magnificent cinema. Part of the effectiveness of the piece is the way it's used as a reaction to the choir of Tavener's 'Funeral Canticle'. First a choir (tavener), then a vocalist with tubular bells and strings, then the choir returns at the height of it (presiner).


Is that Taverner that opens the film?
Sure sounds like him.
Beautiful!
brm

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2013 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   robertmro   (Member)

I'm still waiting for the plot to begin.

Just kidding. The music is quite beautiful.

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2013 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Oh dear. First, I simply hated that movie and couldn't wait for it to end. As for Zbigniew Preisner's "Lacrimosa 2," I kept thinking during that scene of all the other pieces Mallick could have chosen -- maybe Richard Strauss' "Beim Schlafengehen (Going To Sleep)" from his "4 Last Songs," or the haunting "Lento E Largo, Tranquillissimo" from Gorecki's Symphony #3 "Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs" -- he could have had the same ethereal beauty but the music would have been more accessible to mainstream cinema audiences. And I can think of a number of wordless vocalises that would have been even better. But what do I know? I hated the movie.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2013 - 2:14 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Beautiful film -- one of the best that year -- and a superb score/use of music.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2013 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   Rexor   (Member)

I just saw "The Tree of Life" (very haunting and poetic, btw.) Terrence Malick uses many classical pieces throughout the film, as is his custom. The prize of the score is this piece by Zbigniew Preisner - "Lacrimosa 2."

One day, I'll watch the whole film... I must write that I thought the use of Lacrimossa was a little bit distracting because of my pre-existing familiarity with it. I wanted to turn off the film and just listen to Preisner's music. roll eyes Speaking of Lacrimosa, I've always liked Sumi Jo's performance:




-Rexor

 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Agreed. Magnificent cinema. Part of the effectiveness of the piece is the way it's used as a reaction to the choir of Tavener's 'Funeral Canticle'. First a choir (tavener), then a vocalist with tubular bells and strings, then the choir returns at the height of it (presiner).


Is that Taverner that opens the film?
Sure sounds like him.
Beautiful!
brm



no one can answer my question?
huh?

 
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