Darren Aronofsky has become one of my favorite directors. I saw Requiem for a Dream first and was horrified and in love with it at the same time. The Fountain struck me hard and I couldn't help but be absolutely mesmerized by the beauty and meaning it held within it's short time span. Today, for the first time, I watched Pi and I can honestly say that the man is very dynamic. His films feel similar in the repetition of shots and phrases, as well as camera angles...but they always come out at opposite ends of the spectrum. He's phenomenal and original and two of his three films are two of my all time favorites. The third, Pi, I enjoyed but it didn't grip me as much as the other two.
Overall, The Fountain is my favorite and certainly the most beautiful.
I can't wait for his future projects (The Wrestler, The Fighter, etc.) to come to fruition.
The only film of his I've seen is the Fountain. I really liked the story, but his writing was so convoluted and pretentious that I ended up losing interest at parts. It's not a terrible movie, and visually it looked fantastic, but it would have benefitted from some fat trimming.
Kick-Ass - 9/10
The Human Centipede - 7/10
Iron Man 2 - 5.5/10
A Nightmare on Elm Street '84 - 8/10
A Nightmare on Elm Street '10 - 3/10
The Fountain is way better than Requiem For A Dream.
Definitely not. The adaptation is nearly perfect, save for a few spots, and it's a very difficult novel to grasp...and read as well. I am sure those who have actually read Requiem can testify to that...but the novel has merit and the
American Dream will never die.
Yeah and when Ellen Burstyn was snubbed for the Oscar in '00, it was a turning point for me...I stopped giving a flying fuck about the Academy.