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The Fountain (Combo HD DVD and Standard DVD)
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Here is the caveat: you need not be "educated" in film to understand this work . . . you need not be a Ph.D. holder to enjoy its majesty . . . you need not have any background in Early Colonialism to follow Aronofsky's thoughts . . . but you do need to be patient. You need to prepare yourself for a visual experience that rivals Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. You need to surrender yourself to Aronofsky's vision. His non-linear approach may initially confuse the viewer . . . his metaphors may initially frustrate . . . . his repetition may initially annoy . . . but try to understand these aspects as essential to the film's glory. Trust Aronofsky to guide you through the film . . . the more you resist his approach, the less you will be inclined to enjoy it.
Some label this film a "tear-jerker" . . . this is a terrible misnomer. Aronofsky's work did not steal one tear from my companion or me. This is not as much a work about two people, but is allegorical. So, if you are concerned that this film is a "romance," you can dismiss those fears entirely.
This film is similar to neither Requiem nor Pi . . . that is Aronofsky's genius. He is gifted with uncommon range. Moreover, this is not the Hugh Jackman with which many are acquainted . . . his acting is sensitive to detail and strikingly stark. Rachel Weisz enthusiasts may be equally surprised . . . but hopefully in positive manner.
Here is the bottom line: this is neither X-Men nor The Mummy, it is neither Pi nor Requiem . . .Read more ›
Don't expect Requiem for a Dream. Don't expect a "thrill ride". Just watch it when you have the time/headspace to devote to it, and you'll feel something, one way or the other.
*The soundtrack, by the way, is nearly as beautiful as the film itself. Definitely to be checked out.
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An incredibly deep and meaningful film that is visually stunning and heart-wrenchingly powerful. Spanning nearly a thousand years of history, love, loss, and self actualization,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dorian M.
The The Fountain by Kronos Quartet and Mogwai is magnificent, and I listen to it often, and contemplate the subject of the movie: Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brian Bowman
A very inspiring story. I especially enjoy the metaphor to a sort of tree of life. Or perhaps something like a consciousness expanding substance, as seen in the consumption of his... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Soup
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|THIS MOVIE IS DRIVING ME INSANE||
Let me help you out a little.
This movie is a puzzle, a gift to its viewers, and although it is different from the traditional "spoon-fed" movie its not "so far out there" to understand it.
It is absolutely imperative to pay attention to every scene, each moment, every... Read More
Mar 7, 2008 by J. Mahan | See all 28 posts
|A note on the bad reviews...||
yes, I totally agree. This movie really got to me on a deep level. After watching it I really couldnt even talk to anyone for awhile. But of course everyone takes in art differently.
Feb 9, 2008 by Annette Chamberlin | See all 7 posts
|let's figure it out||
In order to understand the ending, you need to understand that the ending transcends the physical/real world into the meditative/philosophical.
Reality (as in the material world) and spiritual/meditative (as in beliefs and cognitive thinking) must be viewed as an attachment of each other, as if... Read More
Mar 7, 2008 by J. Mahan | See all 13 posts
|The dullest most dissappointing film I've seen in years.||
Once you realize it's not about love- it's not a love story- you might grasp it a bit more.
That may be the framework but this story is a death story.
The lead character is not consumed with love.. there is no drawn out romantic idealization that pulls on the very core of your heart and makes... Read More
Jun 27, 2007 by Ellen M. Delaney | See all 24 posts
|Great, dark film. The color contrast is horrible on DVD.||Be the first to reply|
|I hated this movie when I first watched it but then.....||Be the first to reply|
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