Welcome Happy Morning – The Tree of Life (2011)

Jack in school – 1950s

Welcome Happy Morning by Hanan Townshend

-(Shouting, Chattering)

-(Bell Clanging)

Teacher: The next word is “volcano.”

The next word is “socket.”

Teacher: No interruptions, please.

Please pass your answers to each other. We’re gonna grade each other’s papers now.

(Laughing)

(Laughing continues)

Teacher: Come on. Get your pencil out.

Teacher: After logs go to the paper mill…(Indistinct)

**(Piano)

‘I want to see what you see’ – The Tree of Life (2011)

Jack (praying): Where do you live?
Are you watching me?
I want to know what you are.
I want to see what you see.

Jack (Praying): Help me not to sass my dad.

Help me not to get dogs in fights.

Help me be thankful for everything I’ve got.

Jack (Whispers – Voiceover) – Where do you live?

Jack (Praying): Help me not to tell lies.

Jack (Whispers – Voiceover) – Are you watching me?

I want to know what you are.

I want to see what you see.

‘It takes fierce will to get ahead in this world’ – The Tree of Life (2011)

Mr. O’Brien: If you’re good, people take advantage of you.

I let myself get sidetracked. If you’re lookin’ for somethin’ to happen, that was it. That was life. You lived it.

Don’t do like I did. Promise me that. I dreamed of being a great musician.

Mr. O’Brien: Your mother’s naive.

Father playing “Red Hands or The Hand Slap Game” (Whoa!)

It takes fierce will to get ahead in this world.

If you’re good, people take advantage of you.

Every one of these top executives — you know how they got where they are?

Floated right down the middle of the river.

Don’t let anyone tell you there’s anything you can’t do.

Don’t do like I did. Promise me that.

I dreamed of being a great musician.

I let myself get sidetracked. If you’re lookin’ for somethin’ to happen, that was it.

That was life. You lived it.

‘Do you love your father?’ – The Tree of Life (2011)

Son? Reach me my lighter.

Mother: Mr. Reese liked Jack’s book report —

Father: What is that, sweetheart?

Mother: –and wanted him to make a model.

Father (Dramatic orchestra music): You know this? Brahms.

Father: Son?

Jack: Sir?

Father: Reach me my lighter.

Haven’t you forgotten somethin’?

Do you love your father?

Jack: Yes, sir.

‘Love everyone. Every leaf. Every ray of light.’ – The Tree of Life (2011)

Mother (Voiceover): Love everyone. Every leaf. Every ray of light.

R.L.: Where’s Dad?

Mother: He’s gone on a trip.

(Footsteps Running) (Boys Laugh)

R.L.: Whoo! Whoo!

Mother (being chased with lizard): No!

(Shouting, Laughing)

Boys: Open the door!

Get her!

Mother: No!

Mother (Voiceover): Help each other.

Jack: Do not slam that screen door!

Mother (Voiceover): Love everyone.

Every leaf.

Every ray of light.