After high school, Darren went to Harvard University to study film both live-action and animation. But, upon reflection, they paint a picture that is rather calm. Exciting duels follow as Thorpe must expose the evil and win Dona Maria's heart. It feels like overacting, even though each performance is convincing, on its own. The casting was superb: Rachel Weisz and Hugh Jackman are outstanding in their roles, with both offering utterly believable performances. The music blended very well with the story? I just felt spent, moved , and incredibly eager to engage in discussion. The music was hauntingly beautiful.
Drama, Sci-Fi 2006 Year 96 Mins 7. I find myself wishing for another 20 minutes of story to draw me in. It's like a timeless poem in that it deserves to be revisited, both in viewings and in conversation. There's a very deep, broad contrast between the beautiful simplicity of the film's plot line and the absolutely jaw-dropping grandeur of the special effects and graphics utilized here. This is not a film for any one public.
Synopsis A group of students venture into the deep caves of remote Texas to locate a favorite archaeology professor who inexplicably has gone missing while searching for the Fountain of Youth. Just watch the last few minutes of the movie, and you'll understand. Darren Aronofsky is a genius and the greatest film-maker of our time. With no hope for rescue, they descend further into the cave and uncover the most coveted urban legend in history and find themselves in the crossfire for its control. The three timelines weave in an out of each other like a Chinese puzzle.
He is a visionary, and one of the greatest script writers. Aronofsky ambitiously tackles heavy themes and concepts and he does it in a little over 90 minutes. Yet, both directors create films that are best viewed more than once. In this regard, The Fountain, is very much like the films of Bresson. This movie is about themes bigger than you can possibly imagine, and it will take some thinking, and it is genius.
Clint Mansell teams up with The Kronos Quartet and the Scottish rock band Mogwai to bring us some of the most beautiful and epic music I have ever heard. While at first it's repertoire of lazily abstract images and slow plot construction may seem intimidating and might even turn off the average moviegoer, a deeper voyage into The Fountain's layers reveals something not hard to comprehend at all. If I see either of them on the street I will feel compelled to offer a handshake. Instead, to serve the three story lines, the tension feels like one continuous climb. The three time lines weave in and out of each other flawlessly. Roger Ebert's review; this is a thoroughly stupid and ignorant way of viewing such a film. So, this could be a very subjective story that takes place now.
There is only one break in the tension when there could have been more. But regardless, the shimmering majesty of this movie is evident to those who are willing to try and find it. Interpretaions can, in their own rights, be works of art, if what they interpret, in itself, is beautiful. Then what I found even more discouraging was reading the reviews here. Geoffrey Thorpe is an adventurous and dashing pirate, who feels that he should pirate the Spanish ships for the good of England.
I just can't wait to go see it again. The acting is absolutely superb, but then it's got Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. It is ambiguous, mysterious, and subject to personal interpretation. It is so simple, yet so effective and so amazing. As this was a sneak preview, we all got in for free. One of the things I really love about The Fountain is that it's beautiful and touching without trying to be anything it isn't.
If I ever have to sit through it again I will turn the sound down and treat it like art, just slightly more mobile. Last night, I was surrounded by people in the audience who wanted every plot detail handed to us on a silver platter. Both styles leave a lot to the imagination which can be frustrating on the first viewing. I spent the first hour wondering how they would tie all the ethereal visual crapola together into something resembling coherency, then when I realized they were not even going to try I began to wonder how they would end it gracefully. . I hope some will see in it what I have felt pass through so many times.
Which of course is worse than nonsense. In my opinion, the best movie I have ever seen. The use of micro-photography made the visual effects gorgeous. I would like to read Paul Schrader's review of this film. Rachel Weisv is amazing, as is Ellen Burnstyn, and Sean Patrick Thomas. A group of students venture into the deep caves of remote Texas to locate a favorite archaeology professor who inexplicably has gone missing while searching for the Fountain of Youth. A group next to me left early.