Terrence Malick Shot Tree of Life All Over Texas. Including, Turns Out, in Downtown.
|The view of the Chapel of Thanksgiving that appears, briefly, in the new Tree of Life trailer|
Which got me to wondering: Was this the work of a second unit, done while Malick and his cast were shooting in Smithville and Houston and Waco and elsewhere 'round the director's native state, or was the filmmaker actually here? I asked Janis Burklund, head of the Dallas Film Commission, who reveals: "The didn't want it talked about, very hush-hush. That's why you didn't hear. Terrence Malick (of course) & Sean Pean were here. Had a pretty small crew and shot for 2 days in June of 2008." The glorious trailer follows.