Posted on July 17, 2007 by Nik

The Fountain

Directed by Darren Aronofsky. 2006.


This is a film of extra-ordinary beauty and richness (my humble opinion). Deepening layers of visual poetry and symbolism reveal themselves on each successive viewing.
It plays on the inter- connectedness of the past, the present and the future. It’s about mortality and the eternal love life of the soul. It’s passionate, archetypal, and cosmic. It is a beautifully realised vision of the vast cycles of life and death on earth and in the heavens. The visual effects of the cosmos and space travel are generated using macro photography in organic chemistry and celebrate the inherent beauty of organic space as distinct from CGI generated effects. As above, so below. In short, this film is a rare masterpiece.

If you have not yet seen it, I encourage you to disregard these words as the deluded rantings of a Scorpionic fool so as not to set your self up to expectations and disappointment but, (unless you really really really just like formulaic spoon fed Hollywood crap) … see it.