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Original Release Date:
2011
Original Running Time:
139 minutes
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Fanedit Running Time:
12 minutes
Brief Synopsis:
This is the creation and eventual destruction of the universe. With music by Tool.
Intention:
Terrence Malick’s original idea for “Tree of Life” was a project called “Qasida,” or “Q” for short. It was to be a story about the origins of life and featured a “sleeping god, underwater, dreaming of the origins of the universe, starting with the big bang and moving forward, as fluorescent fish swam into the deity’s nostrils.” I wasn’t trying to recreate this idea, as that would be too difficult. So I figured I’d just use the trippy parts of “Tree of Life” and sync it up to some Tool.

Tool’s album “10000 Days” has a hidden track, go Google it if you don’t know anything. It’s a pretty awesome track and it seemed to fit well with the visuals.
Additional Notes:
It is strongly suggested you watch this twice. The first time without lyrics (on Vimeo or DVD) and then with lyrics (on DVD). And smoke a joint or two.
Other Sources:
“The Fountain” for a couple shots.
Special Thanks:
blueyoda
Release Information
  • NTSC DVD-5
  • MP4/M4V/MOV
Special Features
DVD: Optional lyrics subtitles. (This can be found on the disc “Neglify Shorts Volume 1”.)
Editing Details:
Cut down “Tree of Life” to focus just on the creation and destruction of the universe. Overlaid Tool tracks and synced myself. The sync I made differs slightly from the ones you’ll find on YouTube.
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From the DVD, Neglify Shorts Vol 1. An excellent distillation of Malick’s Tree Of Life. The original film is a so-called masterpiece. Omit the phrase “so-called” and you have Neg’s Q.

Video: 720 X 480p MPEG. Good resolution throughout. Nothing weird or odd.

Audio: 2 Channel AC3, 192 Kbps. Creative use of an obscure Tool song that flows extremely well with the visuals.

Enjoyment: Much as I admire Malick, I found this movie a pretentious snooze. Neg’s Q is a trippy light show. Don’t pay attention to his suggestion either. Watching it 2 times - watch it 2 dozen! I wish this was on IMAX.

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Wowsers. Music went beautifully with the imagery and this is a must watch for anyone who is a fan of Tool. I will say that unlike some, I am not a fan of the "hidden" track, but it works very well the way it is used here.

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i love tool and i love this edit.
it feels like a tool video clip, love the songs, now i get to see them with videos.

this edit in 1 word
AWESOME

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This is awesome. 46 & 2 thumbs up.

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Guitars power the universe. Neglify shows us how.

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