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Watch: The Science Behind Terrence Malick’s ‘Voyage of Time’ Explored in IMAX Featurette

Written by on September 8, 2016 

Voyage of Time

While the 90-minute, Cate Blanchett-narrated Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey just premiered this week at Venice, TIFF will hold the world premiere of the 45-minute, educational, Brad Pitt-narrated Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience soon. Ahead of the premiere and release in October, IMAX has now released a fascinating new featurette for Terrence Malick‘s new documentary, which is guided by VFX supervisor Dan Glass. It goes through the science behind the film, as well as the visual effects, ranging from dinosaurs (once again) to recreating space, and more, much of which we also explored in our making-of feature.

We said in our review of Life’s Journey, “Malick might be singular in his earnest search for the sublime. Voyage of Time resembles much of the director’s recent work in how it may be a Rorschach test for anyone choosing to see it. The audience is simply asked to take whatever resonates with them and, maybe, not worry so much about the sections they have discarded. A cut from a corn stalk to the absurd Burj Khalifa in Dubai, no doubt a Kubrick homage, reminds us that cinema itself can be sublime. If that is indeed the case, perhaps Malick’s completed the staggering task he set out to accomplish.”

Check out the featurette below.

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience is a one-of-a-kind celebration of life and the grand history of the cosmos, transporting audiences into a vast yet up-close-and personal journey that spans the eons from the Big Bang to the dinosaur age to our present human world … and beyond. A labor of love from one of American cinema’s most acclaimed and visually exciting filmmakers, Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life), Voyage of Time has been nearly four decades in the making and represents the filmmaker’s first foray into documentary storytelling. The film’s panorama of awe-inspiring images will take you into the heart of monumental events never witnessed — from the birth of the stars and galaxies to the explosion of diverse life-forms on planet earth, including humankind — in immersive new ways that only IMAX can deliver. This is a cosmic experience — a hymn to the glories of nature, life and scientific discovery — in which all the elements come together to form Malick’s most original film to date.

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience, a 40-minute, giant-screen adventure narrated by Brad Pitt, which immerses audiences directly into the story of the universe and life itself, will be shown exclusively in IMAX® theatres.

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience opens on October 7, 2016.


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