‘Tree of Life’ trailer attached to ‘Black Swan’

Posted by · 1:51 pm · December 1st, 2010

If you live in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Toronto or Washington, D.C. and you’re somehow on the fence about seeing Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” when it opens in limited release Friday, maybe this will help you make up your mind.

JoBlo confirmed with Fox Searchlight and reported via Twitter that the trailer for Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” will be attached to prints of the film.  Anticipation for Malick’s latest has reached a fever pitch and this will be our first glimpse.

I recently spoke to someone who’s seen it and was blown away, but I really can’t divulge further.  (What a douche move, I know.)  If it indeed changes the language of cinema, as has been the line on it for some time, we’ll all be in for a real treat when it inevitably bows at Cannes in May.

[Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures]

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27 responses so far

  • 1 12-01-2010 at 2:00 pm

    Tye-Grr said...

    Cruel teaser!

    Anyway, as if I didn’t anticipate ‘Black Swan’ enough…

  • 2 12-01-2010 at 2:05 pm

    Loyal said...

    Douche move indeed, like Julian Assange levels of douchiness. LOL.

    At least tell us about the dinosaurs!!!

  • 3 12-01-2010 at 2:09 pm

    Rashad said...

    I just hope it isn’t as faux-philosophical as The Thin Red Line was

  • 4 12-01-2010 at 2:09 pm

    deeks said...

    Can’t believe you just did that Kris. As if I wasn’t excited enough about it!

  • 5 12-01-2010 at 2:15 pm

    ann said...


  • 6 12-01-2010 at 2:18 pm

    Maxim said...

    I thought Avatar was already supposed to change the language of cinema. Oh well, we could always use a new dub, I guess.

  • 7 12-01-2010 at 2:23 pm

    Loyal said...

    Avatar did change the language of cinema, it’s Na’vi at least for the next decade.

    Speaking of Terry Malick, spoilers abound for his Tree of Life follow-up:


    We can’t possibly see both films released next year, can we?

  • 8 12-01-2010 at 2:27 pm

    Matthew Starr said...

    I just hope it does not consume my mind so that I can’t focus on Black Swan. I remember before I saw Indiana Jones the Benjamin Button trailer came on and that is all I thought about the next two hours. I simply could not focus. Same thing happened with Dark Knight prologue in IMAX before I Am Legend.

  • 9 12-01-2010 at 2:30 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...


    Whatever that means.

  • 10 12-01-2010 at 2:31 pm

    Chad Hartigan said...

    Thankfully, I use the internet so I don’t have to see Black Swan.

  • 11 12-01-2010 at 2:48 pm

    Lance McCallion said...

    The Thin Red Line is more concerned with perspective and presenting the subjectivity of its characters than being philosophical, let alone “faux-philosophical”… yeah. Nice try though.

  • 12 12-01-2010 at 2:49 pm

    Drew said...

    Chad-Hopefully the trailer will be online by Friday? Saturday at the latest?

  • 13 12-01-2010 at 2:49 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Well, I was already going to see “Black Swan” this weekend any way.

  • 14 12-01-2010 at 2:58 pm

    Keil Shults said...

    Avatar seemed revolutionary until I started playing the old Zelda game, Ocarina of Time, on my Wii the other day. The name Navi is in there and a lot of the game has to do with a big, powerful tree.

  • 15 12-01-2010 at 3:02 pm

    Keil Shults said...

    Also, The Thin Red Line seemed overly philosophical and pseudo-intellectual when I first saw it (at age 20). However, I recently saw it on Blu-ray and discovered that most of the problems I had initially had with it seemed exaggerated, if not downright unwarranted. There no longer seemed to be too much voice-over narration or too many nature shots. It didn’t seem as long or slow, either. I truly felt awestruck by it, and look forward to seeing it again in the near future.

  • 16 12-01-2010 at 3:03 pm

    Matthew Starr said...


    Ocarina of Time is an excellent game, one of the greats.

  • 17 12-01-2010 at 3:12 pm

    Speaking English said...

    “Avatar” was still revolutionary in what it did with visual effects, something no silly Wii came can do at this point.

  • 18 12-01-2010 at 3:12 pm

    Speaking English said...


  • 19 12-01-2010 at 3:19 pm

    Chris138 said...

    Excellent news. I’ve already been really looking forward to Black Swan so this is just icing on the cake for me.

  • 20 12-01-2010 at 3:22 pm

    Keil Shults said...

    I was kidding about the Zelda game.

    Or was I?

  • 21 12-01-2010 at 4:34 pm

    Danny King said...

    Is this something that would presumably hit the web next week, or will Black Swan be the only opportunity to see the trailer for a while?

  • 22 12-01-2010 at 4:58 pm

    James D. said...

    Ocarina of Time was epic.

  • 23 12-01-2010 at 6:11 pm

    Filmoholic said...

    Can we please do away with the whole “changes the language of cinema” stuff? I understand we’re expecting something great, but this is too much pressure to put on a movie. Let’s just see if the movie works on its own terms before we start assigning homework to it. I’m excited as much as the next guy, but let’s see what the trailer looks like first.

  • 24 12-01-2010 at 6:42 pm

    Keil Shults said...

    If you live in most parts of Texas, the language of cinema is changing…to Spanish…by 2020, at the latest.

  • 25 12-01-2010 at 7:48 pm

    Tom said...

    This has to make it online somehow by this weekend. I can’t wait another week until Black Swan comes to my city.

  • 26 12-02-2010 at 11:23 am

    ChrisG said...

    Just saw Black Swan at a press screening here in Germany. Fantastic. Just fantastic. The film won’t hit theatres till late January and the Tree of Life Trailer won’t be attached to that anyway, but… but I wanna see the dinosaurs trailer on the big screen. :/

  • 27 12-10-2010 at 12:21 pm

    Nicolas Mancuso said...

    I saw “Black Swan” in Toronto last night, and it was outstanding.

    BUT, I was so disappointed that we didn’t get the “Tree of Life” trailer. Very, very sad. We did, however, get the trailer for “127 Hours”… one month after it opened. Thanks for that.