CONTEST: Win a ‘Tree of Life’ poster

Posted by · 12:28 am · June 22nd, 2011

I’ve had this poster for Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” sitting in a tube in the office for weeks now. Since I don’t really have space for it on the wall, and seeing as it’s a bit fresh given the on-going roll-out of the film in theaters, I thought I’d offer it up in a new contest.

“Tone poem” is a term often used to describe Malick’s work, so I thought we’d go with another haiku contest (as always, courtesy of Sasha Stone at Awards Daily who does them often). So offer up your best Malick-themed haiku (5, 7, 5 syllables, remember) and the cream of the crop wins. You can do something built around his work or around the film itself, up to you.

Let’s give this, oh, until the end of the week. So midnight (PT) Friday is the cut-off. Ready, set, GO!

[Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures]

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  • 1 6-22-2011 at 6:48 pm

    Jordan said...

    What is cinema?
    A shot, some plot, a deft touch,
    An experience.

    Boos, cheers, a gold palm
    Who needs von Trier, anyway?
    Malick’s laughing now.

  • 2 6-22-2011 at 8:14 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Life is sensations
    Held within a time’s sliver

  • 3 6-22-2011 at 9:21 pm

    John said...

    Half the audience
    Stood, clapped, and shouted “Hooray!”
    Because it ended.

  • 4 6-22-2011 at 9:44 pm

    Alluneedis said...

    To kill, to harvest
    To rape, to found and settle
    Microcosmic life

    Simply his Nature
    This is simply but his Grace
    This simple Malick

  • 5 6-22-2011 at 10:59 pm

    Vinci S. said...

    I have to say too
    Diego Ortiz rocked it
    Made me laugh hardest

  • 6 6-23-2011 at 12:37 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Full-sized, Ortiz.

  • 7 6-23-2011 at 6:45 am

    Mike_M said...

    A Mother for grace
    While Father is all nature
    Which will win in life

    Mother vs father
    Conflict of nature and grace
    Haunted by the fray

  • 8 6-23-2011 at 11:26 am

    E said...

    Leaves sunlit-dappled,
    Gnarled trunk with tangled roots,
    Twine life’s mysteries.

  • 9 6-23-2011 at 11:29 am

    THE Diego Ortiz said...

    Next time Kristopher,
    when responding to comments,
    do it in haiku.

    And I have to say
    to both Chris and Vinci S:
    Thank you very much!

  • 10 6-23-2011 at 12:16 pm

    jon said...

    My Kit wields his gun
    The same as a magic wand
    All problems vanish

    Call me Kit, just Kit
    Carruthers sounds like druthers
    Folks think I’m James Dean

  • 11 6-23-2011 at 12:55 pm

    denny said...

    Thought of a better one…

    Life passing by at
    Twenty-four frames per second
    While we sit in awe

    And another…

    Beautiful colors
    Half-remembered images
    Of things not yet seen

  • 12 6-23-2011 at 5:01 pm

    Jackson said...

    As the locusts swarm
    It’s a surprise to no one
    That the farmer cracks

    Characters dissolve
    In the majestic landscape
    Of human nature

    Hail the architect
    Who forges walls that extend

  • 13 6-23-2011 at 8:42 pm

    O'Brien said...

    What the hell is this?
    It’s over two hours long!
    Where’s the storyline?

  • 14 6-23-2011 at 9:14 pm

    Joe7827 said...

    Father, I trust you
    Though I do not understand
    Life is in your hands

  • 15 6-23-2011 at 9:39 pm

    wongie said...

    A lone man stumbles
    Motes of dust we are in flight
    Waterfalls tumble

  • 16 6-23-2011 at 10:38 pm

    Zac said...

    40 year career
    5 films 1 every 8 years
    all masterpieces

  • 17 6-24-2011 at 7:10 am

    Joe7827 said...

    The meaning of life
    Explored using creation
    And evolution

    Oh look, pretty trees!
    Dinosaurs! Babies! Oh my!
    I just don’t get it.

  • 18 6-24-2011 at 3:38 pm

    THE Diego Ortiz said...

    Haven’t seen the film.
    Reason for the “joke” comments.
    Just letting you know.

  • 19 6-24-2011 at 7:36 pm

    Bryan said...

    Facing our nature–
    Comprehending the beauty
    midst the great expanse

  • 20 6-25-2011 at 9:20 am

    Brady said...

    To follow nature,
    Brad Pitt will make you hit him.
    Or, float with Chastain