Movie Night Monday

The Movie Project

Week 46: Virginia (The New World)

Category: Drama/Romance

Quote of Interest:

“I thought it was a dream, what we knew in the forest….it’s the only truth.”

–john smith

Three words to describe this film/state: Unsettled Love Story

Best ‘Extras’:

  • Cabin Boy 1, played by Tayla Kean
  • Leaf Garlanded Man / Warrior (uncredited), played by Henry Jaderlund
  • Doomed Sailor (uncredited), played by Terry Jernigan
  • Extra (uncredited), played by Melanie Reese

State food/recipe to try: Fried pies / Peanut soup / Chrysalis Wine

Earring Inspo Character: Pocahontas

Other Notes: Although I haven’t been a fan of previous work by Malick, I will revisit Tree of Life after seeing this film. It was a poem of scene and sound, with a love story tied in. It evoked strong emotion. The director has a thing for trees that I’d like to know more about. If I had learned more of my world history through rich and dreamy stories like this, I might have paid better attention. In it, the Lovers’ voices play back and forth like the purest pillow talk or most exquisite love letters, and at one point the Male Lover’s voice changes from John Smith to John Rolfe, from flawed but raw love to love safe/stable. The exchanges are like spiritual whispers, the unspoken language of souls that understand each other or are grasping to. It’s both painful and beautiful.

Grade: A

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