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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2003, 09:40:19 PM »
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Nolan is still a great director, but I'd love to see Batman with an Aronofsky touch.

Maybe a Batman with a Spike Lee touch.   :roll:
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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2003, 12:12:46 AM »
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Aronofsky's style would have rocked a Batman film. No doubt. He's one of my top five favorites.
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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2003, 01:17:26 AM »
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Aronofsky's good but I wouldn't consider him great.  He definitely shows a lot of promise and I'm hoping he will really grow as his experience increases.  I loved both Pi and Requiem (own them both), but neither really holds up well to repeated viewings.  

Requiem is very powerful but after viewing a few times it begins to fall apart at the seams.  It's obvious to me that there were serious story or editing problems that had to be bandaged in post production.  The disorienting style covers up many of them nicely but, when viewed enough that the shock value wears off, the seams begin to show.

Has anyone seen his earlier films Supermarket Sweep or Protozoa?  What are they about?


what story problems are there? if you don't mind sharing.
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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2003, 02:26:44 PM »
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on the daily show....

Guy Pearce: "Chris Nolan seems to think I'd make a good Batman."
Jon Stewart: "When did you turn that down?"
Guy Pearce: "I haven't yet".
Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2003, 04:34:56 PM »
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I saw that interview and I didn't hear that part
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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2003, 05:35:51 PM »
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Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2003, 04:42:25 PM »
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what story problems are there? if you don't mind sharing.


Well, it seems to me, that the film is about people trying desperately to fulfill their dreams.  The main problem I see is what exactly their dreams were, are dropped from the film quite abruptly......then they added reminders later.  Since their dreams are related to the central theme, it would be useful if we clearly understood them....'what's their story?'

What happened to the clothing design shop?  That's the the couples big dream....it's mentioned twice and then dropped completely.  It seemed like they added the photo montage of them in the shop just to fill this forgotten gap.  The same thing with Wayans character.  It seems like they realized, we knew little to nothing about him....hardly any character development...and so they added footage later with him as a boy with his mother, once when he was playing with 'his new mirrors', and again at the end.  All of these seem inserted, and maybe even shot after filming ended, to tie up the loose ends.  Maybe they planned it this way but it seems like a fix to me.

We are supposed to feel for these characters loosing their dreams, but their dreams are mentioned haphazardly and only a few times.  

That said, I know I'm a film snob and most of the time I'm full of crap.

p.s. has anyone noticed the yellow color fades added to frame up the sequences in the begining (as they push the t.v.) they have such a great effect on the composition.

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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2003, 06:53:13 PM »
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Requiem's score is killer, though knocked out at first, I agree with the Pastor on this one. It doesn't hold up well to repeat viewings. But, I love the movie's dark, fading-daylight in a rotting city atmosphere that drips off the screen. It would have fared better with less hip-hop montage, I think.
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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2003, 07:04:15 PM »
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I love the movie's dark, fading-daylight in a rotting city atmosphere that drips off the screen.


I agree, it's beautiful.

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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2003, 10:32:39 PM »
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i've only seen it twice so i wouldnt know.  opening night in the theatre, and at midnite when the dvd was released.  it held up for those 2 viewings.
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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2003, 11:23:44 AM »
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Has anyone seen Supermarket Sweep or Protozoa?

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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2003, 12:36:37 PM »
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Has anyone seen Supermarket Sweep or Protozoa?


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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2003, 11:43:23 AM »
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i think it holds up quite well for many repeated viewings( ON A TECHNICAL/VISUAL LEVEL)  it all depends really on how much you like this film........i loved this film and Aronofsky's style so damn energetic and frantic.  i never get tired of watching this or pi it is a really neat/cool film to view over and over.........

Parsley-i see your point- but........imo it(character development) was executied nicely for the style of the film being presented the way it was-FAST PACED and he didnot need to delve as much as one would need/think to into character development for the vibe/feel of this film. He knocks you off your feet and you can't get up until the end.........POWERFUL STUFF.

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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2003, 12:31:53 AM »
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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2003, 01:19:58 AM »
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DOES ANYONE(i.e. MacGuffin) HAVE A CLUE ABOUT HIS NEXT FILM?

 

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