Knight of Cups

Knight of Cups

DVD - 2016
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The story follows writer Rick on an odyssey through the playgrounds of Los Angeles and Las Vegas as he undertakes a search for love and self. Even as he moves through a desire-laden landscape of mansions, resorts, beaches and clubs, Rick grapples with complicated relationships with his brother and father. His quest to break the spell of his disenchantment takes him on a series of adventures with six alluring women.
Publisher: Los Angeles, California : Broad Green Pictures, [2016]
Branch Call Number: KNIGHT OF CUPS
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
DVD-video,NTSC,rda
digital,optical,5.1 surround,Dolby digital,rda
DVD video,4 3/4 in.,rda
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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llane
Sep 16, 2017

What a weird movie !!!! it like the director was stoned and had been watching soft porn or something !!!!!!! Fragmented trip through the mind of someone past their prime 20 mins in i turned it off

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Sophie2772
Aug 10, 2017

Cover looked interesting and I've enjoyed Christian Bale's performances in other films but don't follow any directors works or genres. Turns out other than the cinematography that's about all that I found intriguing in this movie. Perhaps a hallucinogen would have helped open my mind to further appreciate this artsy film, as there's no actual dialogue, action, discerable plot or even a hint of a storyline that us average folks usually enjoy. However I only endured 20 mins before I gave up (aka fell asleep). Best of luck to the rest of y'all!!

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AkMis
Apr 20, 2017

existential

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Markdmcl
Apr 19, 2017

One of the all-time best movies (Mick agrees). But not a movie for one with a shallow mind or short attention span.

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steveastaire
Mar 31, 2017

that's 20 minutes of my life I'll never get back.
Artsy, but in a dreadful self-concious look at me being all deep and subliminal sort of way.
forced myself to keep going after about 5 minutes in, but it really wasn't worth it.

good movie if you're having trouble sleeping.

Franln Feb 22, 2017

I suggest watching the bonus feature before watching the movie to understand better what type of film this is and to give you an idea of what to expect.

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Ron@Ottawa
Feb 18, 2017

First of, this film is by Terrence Malick, so one should not expect the conventional. Shot in a similar style to Tree of Life, a mobile camera followed the protagonist as he goes about his daily life, interacting with a number of women, his colleagues, his brother and father. The film did not have a script, and most actors improvised, and is definitely not meant for the general audience. But I find it abstract, poetic, philosophical and at time visually impressive. I took my time and enjoyed it greatly.

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carolyny
Feb 02, 2017

Although I tried about 5 times to make it through, I managed to fall asleep every single time. That being said, I can't judge the entire movie as I only saw about half(?) of it. What I can tell you about that first half is that this film has some really nice cinematography and works great as a cure for insomnia!

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Ky68RasK
Jan 11, 2017

Visually splendid thanks to Mexican cinematographer Emanuel Lubitzky.

The story, however, runs a rather serpentine course. Lots of mournful commentary on the meaning of life. It requires plenty of patience.

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JoeG101
Jan 08, 2017

Despite its stellar cast, the movie is incapable of holding ones attention to the point that you could ever discern what the point of the film is. Terrence Malik has some good films, but this is not one of them. All copies of this flick should be in the dumpster so as to save the next poor schmuck having to endure it.

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jimg2000
Jul 02, 2016

Here is a profound statement:
There's so much love inside us. That never gets out.
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I know you. I know you have a soul. Seems you're alone. You're not. Even now, He's taking your hand and guiding you by a way you cannot see. If you are unhappy, you shouldn't take it as a mark of God's disfavor. Just the contrary. Might be the very sign He loves you. He shows His love not by helping you avoid suffering, by sending you suffering, by keeping you there. To suffer binds you to something higher than yourself, higher than your own will. Takes you from the world to find what lies beyond it. We are not only to endure patiently the troubles He sends, we are to regard them as gifts. As gifts more precious than the happiness we wish for ourselves.

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jimg2000
Jul 02, 2016

You don't want love. You want a love experience. Am I bringing you back to life? Love and do what you like. A saint said that. Desire so deep. I'll throw my life away. Don't go back to being dead. What do you want? We're not leading the lives that we are meant for. We're meant for something else.
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I never stopped loving them. But the way I loved them changed. They are like flavors. Sometimes you want raspberry, then after a while you want some strawberry.
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In love with the world, in love with love. The world's a swamp. You have to fly over it.
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Love's so rare that when you find it, you can't doubt it.

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jimg2000
Jul 02, 2016

The opening, a lost soul:
Remember the story I used to tell you when you were a boy...about a young prince. A knight, sent by his father, the King of the East, west into Egypt... to find a pearl. A pearl from the depths of the sea. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup that took away his memory. He forgot he was the son of the king. Forgot about the pearl... and fell into a deep sleep. The king didn't forget his son. He continued to send word... messengers... guides. But the prince... slept on. ... You see the palm trees? They tell you anything's possible. You can be anything... do anything... start over. You know? I'm asking for your permission to make this a dramatic scene for one second... My son.. you are just like I am. Can't figure your life out? Can't put the pieces together? Just like me. A pilgrim on this earth. A stranger. Fragments...pieces...of a man.

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