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‘Voyage of Time’ is Terrence Malick’s ode to life

Film offers an artistic take on science

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4:38pm, October 7, 2016
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IN THE END Voyage of Time chronicles the universe’s history and looks ahead to future events, such as the aging sun stripping away Earth’s atmosphere (depicted here).

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Condensing billions and billions and billions of years into a 45-minute film is a tall order. But director Terrence Malick took on the challenge with Voyage of Time. The film, now playing in IMAX theaters, surveys the 13.8-billion-year history of the universe and even looks eons into the future when we — life on Earth, the planet and the entire solar system — are gone.

Starting with the Big Bang, Voyage of Time progresses through highlights of the past, with a central focus on the evolution of life. Malick, best known for directing visually rich dramas such as The Thin Red Line and The Tree of Life, presents breathtaking cinematography, using locales such as Hawaii’s lava-oozing Kilauea volcano as stand-ins for the past. Stunning visualizations and special effects bring to life the formation of the planets, the origin of the

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