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Random Thoughts from a Confessed Film Snob

13 March 2006

FWWF - The Fountain

Our next Film Worth Waiting For is, "The Fountain," written and directed by Darren Aronofsky.

This is Aronofsky's third film. His first film - "π" - was a psychological thriller which he shot in 1996 for only $60,000. It very rightly earned great critical acclaim.

His second film was 2000's devastating look at addiction, "Requiem for a Dream."

"The Fountain" was supposed to go into production in 2002 starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, but Pitt pulled out right before production to shoot "Troy" or something else ridiculous and the funding for the film fell through. Now after four year, it has finally been made, this time with Oscar-winner (for "The Constant Gardner") Rachel Weisz and Tony-winner (for "The Boy from Oz") Hugh Jackman.

The film tells the story of one man who over the course of a thousand years tries three times to save the life of the woman he loves. (The Fountain of the title is the fountain of youth.)

Aronofsky is a true auteur in the finest sense of the word. He has a clear vision of what story he wants to tell and he delivers it with passion. I'm excited to see what he has done with this story which he has been perfecting over the last 10 years. It is nearly complete and should be out later this year. I'm hoping as soon as this summer.

It may have taken Aronofsky six years to bring "The Fountain" to the screen, but I guarantee it will have been worth the wait.

Click on the image below to watch the teaser trailer in Quicktime.
(For smaller versions follow the link at the bottom of this post.)



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