This idea may or may not have been birthed from this article. Hard to say...but this quote:It is my understanding that "The Tree of Life", "To the Wonder" and "Knight of Cups" were an intentional trilogy.
Without having had the benefit of yet seeing "Knight of Cups", I wonder if someone here at HTF could confirm this to be true or not?
Comes from this article:The Knight of Cups (from here on Knight), along with The Tree of Life and To the Wonder, form a type of Kierkegaardian trilogy. Like Ingmar Bergman’s great trilogy (Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and Silence), they have a deep thematic undercurrent uniting them. They are all quests for, or movements toward, divine grace in the midst of a not so graceful world of suffering and evil and disappointment and despair.
But for those of us, those selective few;I don't think Malick's work was ever really meant to appeal to a giant audience. [...]