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Old 06-15-2008, 07:24 PM   #21
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Does anyone have The Fountain Director's Commentary?
When Aronofsky approached Warner Bros. about recording one for the DVD, they said they weren't interested. Apparently, he's hoping that Criterion will release the film eventually, as they approached him about his other two films. The only reason they weren't released as Criterions was because he loaded the other releases with all the bonus materials he had. There was also apparently other materials he had prepared for The Fountain DVD but Warner was not interested in those either. To me, he made it sound like we were lucky to get any bonus materials at all on the release. As for now, we have the commentary he recorded and uploaded online for free. I think there's a link to it on his Myspace somewhere.

I found The Fountain the weakest of his films. On a visual level, the "past" and "future" looked great. Like Depeche, I'm a whore for visuals. Lush colors, good cinematography, just visual arresting. I know the different sequences are suppose to parallel each other but the "present" was completely boring to me and that's the key to deciphering the whole movie. At 88 minutes (I think), the film felt like 3 hours. It just dragged too much for me. It's still not a bad movie, it's just that I found most of it to be uninteresting.

Pi is still my favorite of his. Requiem is good but a bit overhyped. I'm interested to see what he does with boxing and wrestling movies. I hope he does something high-concept with them like he has with his other flicks.
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Old 06-15-2008, 07:36 PM   #22
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The only reason I started using torrents was to get the Fountain commentary. I really can't wait for The Wrestler.
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Old 06-15-2008, 07:43 PM   #23
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I actually agree about The Fountain...but just because it's his weakest doesn't make it a bad film by any means. I really like it...just not as much as Pi or Requiem.
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Pi is my favorite, but I have enjoyed all three of his films.
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I actually agree about The Fountain...but just because it's his weakest doesn't make it a bad film by any means. I really like it...just not as much as Pi or Requiem.
Eh, I thought it was much better then Reqium, but that's just me.
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You've described yourself as a whore for visuals so I think you'll really dig it on at least that level. The sets, lighting, costumes, and colors are beautiful.

The acting in the film is also top notch.
And the music is fucking awesome. I can't believe Clint Mansell didn't even get nominated for an Oscar.
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I think he is the most interesting of American filmmakers today. At least he's doing something that's going off the beaten path. I haven't seen The Fountain yet but I loved Pi and Requiem For A Dream.
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Eh, I thought it was much better then Reqium, but that's just me.
The Fountain is way better than Requiem For A Dream.
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I've only seen Requiem for a Dream and while it was a great movie I can't say its something I would go out of my way to watch a second time
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