The Films of Darren Aronofsky - BLOODY-DISGUSTING
MOVIES MUSIC VIDEO GAMES COMICS MOVIE PIT VIDEO COMMUNITY
ZergNet


Go Back   BLOODY-DISGUSTING > General Talk > Entertainment

Entertainment General talk about movies, tv, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-15-2008, 03:28 AM   #1
Tool Shed
I Ban People
 
Tool Shed's Avatar
Tool Shed is swimming.
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Ω (San Francisco)
Posts: 15,173
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.
__________________

Tool Shed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2008, 04:37 AM   #2
black coffee
It... Won't... Die...
 
black coffee's Avatar
black coffee has no status.
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Paddy's Pub
Posts: 13,919
Send a message via MSN to black coffee
Default

Indeed one of the best directors working today.

Requiem is fantastic...so 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.
__________________
black coffee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2008, 06:17 AM   #3
NewWorldOrder
Send... More... Paramedics
 
NewWorldOrder's Avatar
NewWorldOrder is BC 13 motha fuckas!
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 8,207
Send a message via AIM to NewWorldOrder
Default

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.
__________________
Recently watched films:

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie: (7.5/10)
The Hurt Locker: (8.75/10)
Raging Bull: (10.0/10)
Umberto D.: (10.0/10)
The Wild Bunch: (9.5/10)
Ordinary People: (10.0/10)
Food Inc.: (8.0/10)
Road to Perdition: (8.5/10)
NewWorldOrder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2008, 06:19 AM   #4
depecheanix
It... Won't... Die...
 
depecheanix's Avatar
depecheanix is fgsdoi dsn dsnfm ods
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 18,692
Default

I liked Requiem, thought The Fountain looked and sounded really pretentious but I haven't watched it yet.
__________________
depecheanix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2008, 08:09 AM   #5
Brainfreeeeeze
It... Won't... Die...
 
Brainfreeeeeze's Avatar
Brainfreeeeeze is gettin greased up by lunch lady Doris
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Earth, homeworld of the pizza bagel.
Posts: 16,766
Default

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.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alkaline
If I win the lottery, I'm keeping you in an endless sea of bitches.

Brainfreeeeeze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2008, 08:11 AM   #6
alleywaykrew
It... Won't... Die...
 
alleywaykrew's Avatar
alleywaykrew is back from the grave.
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: NY
Posts: 10,154
Send a message via AIM to alleywaykrew
Default

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.
__________________
Wii: 2401 9155 1089 4233
MK Wii: 2020-0595-4746
My DVDs
Facebook
MySpace
alleywaykrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2008, 08:20 AM   #7
Outpost #31
Super Moderator
 
Outpost #31's Avatar
Outpost #31 is gunning for Ricky Spanish
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Insanity
Posts: 7,206
Default

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.
Outpost #31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2008, 09:09 AM   #8
iamlove
Rotting Corpse
 
iamlove's Avatar
iamlove has no status.
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Nowhere, Fl
Posts: 1,856
Default

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.
__________________
Last 6 Films Seen:
The Element of Crime - 5.0/5.0
To Live and Die in L.A. - 4.0/5.0
The Art of War - 1.5/5.0
Open Range - 3.5/5.0
The Missing - 4.0/5.0
The Mark of the Devil - 2.0/5.0

My DVD Collection

Quote:
Originally Posted by phantasmzombie View Post
Hopefully, in november people will use their common sense and vote for John McCain.

You should be ashamed of yourself for calling him a robot.
Quote:
Originally Posted by phantasmzombie View Post
I looked at your profile and your taste in music is as abhorrent as your political beliefs.
iamlove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2008, 09:15 AM   #9
brain dead
It... Won't... Die...
 
brain dead's Avatar
brain dead is dancing to the pipes of pan
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Stonehenge! Where the demons dwell.
Posts: 19,713
Default

Haven't seen The fountain yet, but he's 2 for 2 that I have seen

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tool Shed View Post
Clint Mansell is also an amazing composer that adds layer after layer to the films.
Clint Mansell is the shit. Especially his band Pop Will Eat Itself.
__________________
brain dead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2008, 09:34 AM   #10
SirStoneyOfBow
It... Won't... Die...
 
SirStoneyOfBow's Avatar
SirStoneyOfBow is gonna jook you with his jook.
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: The Mitten.
Posts: 25,359
Default

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.
__________________
SirStoneyOfBow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
2001-Present BLOODY-DISGUSTING LLC