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by Bryce J. Renninger
July 12, 2011 5:26 AM
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So If "The Tree of Life" is Just a Commercial, It's for Abercrombie & Fitch

An image from an Abercrombie & Fitch ad used in Brian Nguyen's "Tree of Life" parody.

Yesterday, we were intrigued by The Guardian's essay of "The Tree of Life," in which David Cox made the (well-intentioned, well-reasoned) accusation that the film was nothing but an extended commercial -- for life.

YouTube user davidnguyen (Let's call him David Nguyen) went a step further, uploading a YouTube mashup that combines clips from Abercrombie & Fitch ads, the Sufi/global spirituality doc "Baraka" and "2001: A Space Odyssey" to form something that looks eerily similiar to the trailer for Terrence Malick's magnum opus.

Though we could have done without the Abercombie & Fitch tags. If Malick teaches you nothing else, let it be subtlety.

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  • Henry Spencer | July 12, 2011 6:54 AMReply

    This is really poorly done. The editing makes no sense and I'm actually angry that you called attention to such a haphazard parody. Just awful.