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Old 06-15-2008, 03:28 AM   #1
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Default The Films of Darren Aronofsky

Without a doubt, one of my favorite filmmakers working today. He's 3 for 3 in my book and it seems with every film he gets better to some extent. His films are full of emotion. I'm a sucker for visuals and colors and he brings it with every film. I hope he continues to do great work in the future.

I don't think I could pick a favorite because I like his films for different reasons.

Clint Mansell is also an amazing composer that adds layer after layer to the films.

I sadly haven't seen any of his shorts.

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Indeed one of the best directors working today.

Requiem is damn gritty and powerful. Top performances from everyone... Ellen Burstyn was the icing on the cake. She was absolutely amazing.

The Fountain is already one of my alltime favorites. One of the most beautiful movies I'v ever seen. Gained a lot of respect for Jackman after watching this.

I haven't seen PI yet.
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Good thread Tool Shed. My favorite is The Fountain, no doubt. Requiem is my least favorite, but that movie is still amazing. Can't wait for his newer stuff.
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I liked Requiem, thought The Fountain looked and sounded really pretentious but I haven't watched it yet.
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Requiem is the only film of his that I liked. Can't remember much of Pi aside the fact I was pretty bored till the skull drill. And the Fountain was visually interesting bug the movie draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaged.
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Pi's my favorite of his...but I love all of his flicks so far. I really wish he got more accolades for how good he really is.
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Requiem For a Dream is my all time favorite movie. Everything about the film is just astonishing. Love the look and feel of the entrie film. The soundtrack really kicks ass too. Pi is amazing and really good. The Fountain is my least favorite although it's a solid movie.
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One of the best American directors in the biz today. The Fountain is my personal favorite of his. I love Pi also. I think it's one of the best independent films of the 90's.

Requiem For A Dream is good, but it's also my least favorite. I also think it is incredibly overhyped, but I suppose that's just due to the generation we live. I keep seeing it thrown in with other inappropriate titles for best films of all time, like Fight Club and Donnie Darko . Don't get me wrong, I liked Requiem, but I just don't think it's as fantastic and amazing as people these days make it out to be.
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Haven't seen The fountain yet, but he's 2 for 2 that I have seen

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Clint Mansell is also an amazing composer that adds layer after layer to the films.
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Thumbs up for Requiem, thumbs down for The Fountain.
The potential is there totally, but I found The Fountain tried too much with little effect. The story jumps between the time periods too blunt and overcasual that you seem to miss something... and the ending was weak.
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