Hello everyone, film club is coming quick. This month we will be meeting Thursday, May 19th at 6:15 in the large meeting room. We will be watching Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain.
The Fountain is a 2006 American romantic drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. The film comprises three storylines where Jackman and Weisz play different sets of characters: a modern-day scientist and his cancer-stricken wife, a conquistador and his queen, and a space traveler in the future who hallucinates his lost love. The storylines—interwoven with use of match cuts and recurring visual motifs—reflect the themes of love and mortality.
Aronofsky originally planned to direct The Fountain on a $70 million budget with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in the lead roles, but Pitt's withdrawal and cost overruns led Warner Bros. to shut down production. The director rewrote the script to be sparser, and was able to resurrect the film with a $35 million budget with Jackman and Weisz in the lead roles. Production mainly took place on a sound stage in Montreal, Quebec, and the director used Macro Photography to create key visual effects for The Fountain at a low cost. (From Wikipedia)
This film is a visual masterpiece that overwhelms the senses. As I mentioned, it was done with very minimal amounts of CGI, opting for the use of Macro Photography. The story is a simple idea that is displayed in a beautiful, sometimes enigmatic way. You won't want to miss this wonderful film. See you there.
Check out the trailer