Anyone who has seen a film by Darren Aronofsky is not likely to describe it as a completely pleasurable experience. My first experience with Aronofsky’s work was seeing Requiem for a Dream on the big screen. It was good – but I avoided it for the next two years because of its intensity.
For Aronofsky is it not enough to show us the hardships of a protagonist. He has to actually make us feel the experiences of our protagonists. In Black Swan Aronofsky continues to force us to suffer with our onscreen hero – and this time around you’ll be hard pressed to figure out why you should care. Continue reading
imdb.com has the release date set for December 1, 2010.
And here I thought the film might be a bit boring from the synopsis and the trailer is more f*cked up than I could have imagined. Guess Aronofsky won’t break into the comedy genre anytime soon considering this path of trauma that is his filmography.*
*Comments aside, love his work.
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Tagged Black Swan, Cinema, Darren Aronofsky, Drama, Film, Horror, Mila Kunis, Movie, Natalie Portman, Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler, Trailer, Vincent Cassel
Given this weekend’s U.S. release of Iron Man 2 I wanted to bring to attention another Robert Downey Jr. film you’ll love and two others.
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)
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Tagged Alfonso Cuaron, Bringing Out the Dead, Comedy, Darren Aronofsky, Detroit Rock City, Drama, EMT, Gay Perry, Iron Man 2, KISS, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Lethal Weapon, Martin Scorsese, Nicolas Cage, Raging Bull, Shane Black, Taxi Driver, The Monster Squad, Val Kilmer
Darren Aronofsky (<em>left</em>) and the Unknown Interview Lady (<em>right</em>).
As was the same with the Sam Mendes talk: I was able to get a last minute ticket for the Darren Aronofsky event that had been sold out. I secured a front seat and the following video footage below. I did not have enough memory on my camera to cover the entire talk, so the rest is dictated word for word from my old school tape recorder (I really need to buy a digital one…).
Worth highlighting are his thoughts on 3D, music from his films cropping up in shitty trailers and sports events, and why some people hate The Fountain towards the end of Part 6. Please leave your thoughts at the bottom.
Posted in Edinburgh International Film Festival, Filmmaking, Interviews
Tagged 3D, Batman, Cinema, Clint Mansell, Darren Aronofsky, Edinburgh International Film Festival, EIFF, Filmmaking, Frank Miller, Hubert Selby Jr., Mickey Rourke, Movies, Pi, Requiem for a Dream, Robocop, Steroids, The Fountain, The Wrestler