Knight of Cups

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I’m bored. Where are the great films of 2013? I wish we did not have to wait for the fall/winter to watch the big contenders fighting for the awards’ season.  I am excited about an upcoming film. Any way you stack the deck, this one HAS to be great–Terrence Malick’s, Knight of Cups.

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Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett. A dream cast! Directed by Malick? How could it be bad?

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So we don’t know anything. The plot is under wraps. We know it’s in post-production but no release date set other than some time in 2013. Here are some random facts I can share, however.

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Did you know Mr. Malick comes from Ottawa, Illinois? Why, that’s only thirty miles from my hometown! When I run into him, that will be my ice-breaker. We’ll talk about corn and tomatoes. He will be suitably impressed and ask me to write a screenplay for him. (Told you I was bored.)

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Okay, if you are into Tarot cards, you know all about the Knight of Cups. Be my guest and educate me. The title of the film should shed a clue about the protagonist or plot or meaning of the film. I do recognize that tarot cards have been around for hundreds of years, and if you don’t believe in the cards, just look at the artwork. They are pretty to look at, aren’t they? Once a Tarot reader said I was going to be wealthy. I’m still waiting. Anyway, I went to:  http://www.tarotteachings.com/knight-of-cups.html to find some background into the meaning of the Knight of Cups. I make no claim this site is valid. I’m just trying to get an inside take on the title of the film.

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Our Knight of Cups is what I’d guess a knight to be: cunning, an evocative lover, and mesmerizing. A powerful person who can charm anyone. Their symbols include running water like waterfalls and rivers. When the Tarot reader lays the card on the table and the cup is up, positive attributes such as “effective” and “sensitive” are his adjectives. But when the reader lays the card and the cup is pointing down, that’s when the negative associations like “manipulative” and “vain” and “volatile” come to play.

Who in the film is the Knight of Cups? Is it Christian Bale and will the cup be up or down?

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  1. If there is a knight of cups in the film it would certainly have to be Christian Bale. I have been curious about the film as well. I’m guessing that a character won’t play the knight of cups, but rather the card will just have some significance in the film. Just a wild guess.

    1. It will be interesting to see how much effort Malick will devote to the obvious Tarot card. Will he run with the motif (like a color) or will he be casual. It is just a cool sounding title. Thanks!

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