[53], Cinematographer Matthew Libatique shot The Fountain under Aronofsky's direction. Written by [65], The film had its world premiere at the 63rd Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2006. The climax to the song "Death Is the Road to Awe" includes several of the elements that Mansell used in scoring, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, "The Darren Aronofsky Retrospective: 'The Fountain' - Movie Mezzanine", "Unsung Gems - 'The Fountain' features one of the most unforgettable film climaxes of all time - PopOptiq", "I knew we were going to get attacked...", "Director Darren Aronofsky: A 'Fountain' Quest Fulfilled", "Darren Aronofsky Says 'The Fountain' Was Too Expensive, Talks Connecting 'Noah' With Modern Audiences & More", "Darren Aronofsky Talks About "The Fountain, "Interview: Darren Aronofsky, director of The Fountain, Part 2", "Blanchett Joining Pitt in Aronofsky's Next", "I knew we were going to get attacked ...", "A Reincarnation Story That Won't Stay Dead", "Ask a Celeb: Darren Aronofsky's Answers! It didn’t take me long, and here was my thinking: Since there is not a single element in the film claiming that the same man is alive in all three time periods, he obviously is not. The release date was ultimately set for November 22, 2006. That's because the same forces at work in the water—gravitational effects, settlement, refractive indices—are happening in outer space," Parks said. Or someone needed everything on the screen explained to them instead of just watching things play out, thus ruining the movie experience for everyone else? He drinks the sap flowing from the bark.

", "Talking "The Fountain" Graphic Novel with Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel", "Rizzoli New York — Catalog — The Fountain by Darren Aronofsky", "Ramp to create UGC site for launch of Fox's 'The Fountain, "In Pictures: Hollywood's Biggest Flops Of The Last Five Years", "Warner Brings 'The Fountain' to Blu-ray, HD DVD", "Darren Aronofsky Blames Warner Bros For Fountain DVD", "Darren Aronofsky Releases The Fountain Audio Commentary Online", "Mickey Rourke And Darren Aronofsky: Party People", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Fountain&oldid=983613271, Cultural depictions of Isabella I of Castile, Films with screenplays by Darren Aronofsky, Articles with dead external links from January 2018, Articles with permanently dead external links, WikiProject Film articles with Metacritic links, WikiProject Film articles with Rotten Tomatoes links, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 October 2020, at 07:01. In each of the three periods, the lighting on Jackman's characters is initially dim and gradually grows brighter as the storylines unfold. [78], The Fountain was released on DVD, HD DVD, and Blu-ray in the United States on May 15, 2007. [19][32], Darren Aronofsky and his friend Ari Handel created the story for The Fountain, and Aronofsky wrote the screenplay. Tom plants a sweetgum seed at Izzi's grave in the manner of a story she told him relating how a Mayan guide's dead father lived on in a tree nourished by the organic nutrients of the buried body. And much of our lives are spent not wanting to die, be poor, experience pain. Noah is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world. [46] The spacecraft set was placed against greenscreen, and the crew hung colored reflective material, which included green, black, gold, and silver, on three circular tracks around the set. [61], The Fountain was originally scheduled to be released on October 13, 2006, but the film was delayed to create a "long-lead campaign" and generate anticipation via word of mouth. 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 his production. But then her husband comes home, terribly physically wounded and on the verge of death, and the first time he and Lewis speak Lewis realises, "Here is a great man, here is my master! But there has been a serious turn now, people are starting to realise that the party's over, finally. As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. In other words you have to watch all of it to make sense of the pieces, resulting in many "wait, what?" He invited them to interpret the screenplay in each one's chosen medium, and the interpretations were intended to be available on the film's website.

Glad to have made it to the end. He said, "I knew it was a hard film to make, and I said at least if Hollywood fucks me over at least I'll make a comic book out of it. Creo is Spanish for “I believe,” Spanish is a language the conquistador would speak, and Tommy believes that a cure will be found for death. [18] Requiem for a Dream was screened for Pitt, and the preliminary script for The Fountain persuaded the actor to join the project. One material would be moved into place instead of the heavy equipment, and with the other materials partitioned off, a light source was used with the preferred material. One of the twenty, a real-life spiritual leader, was cast as the Maya spiritual leader in the film. Synopsis The Fountain is an odyssey about one man's thousand-year struggle to save the woman he loves. Silver was used for scenes in which the spacecraft moved through the stars, and gold was used for when it entered the nebula. I doubt it. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. The Fountain The director said, "We've seen it all. Looking for something to watch? "[Jackman's character's] denial and work addiction are obstacles to the development of the strength of perspective, but he is able to confront those obstacles as he develops acceptances and wisdom, represented by themes drawn from both Buddhism (meditation, rebirth, reincarnation) and Christianity (eternal life, faith, and love).

He said, "It was more about painting a relationship between a queen and her warrior, and just using that for more fantasy reasons.

Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. [49] According to production designer James Chinlund, the tree, part of an enormous set surrounded by green screens, and other sets presented difficult logistical problems because of the small budget given to the resurrected project. The visual effects of the star Xibalba and its nebula were created using macro photography of fluids.

Plot Keywords A committed dancer struggles to maintain her sanity after winning the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake". After a failed coup and the death of their priest guide, he takes the few who remain loyal with him to a pyramid, carrying a ceremonial dagger. Too many transitions for their own sake. [26] Abruptly, Pitt, whose requested screenplay revisions were not met, left the project seven weeks before the first day of shooting. I selected one review, Variety’s, because it was written from the premiere at Venice and was the first word on the film.I found that the “one-time wunderkind,” who had been “overpraised for the then-hip, now-dated use of pseudo-science in "Pi," and for the visual excess he deployed in the grungy "Requiem for a Dream",” had now … "[17], Director Darren Aronofsky sought to produce The Fountain after the release of Requiem for a Dream in 2000. I found that the “one-time wunderkind,” who had been “overpraised for the then-hip, now-dated use of pseudo-science in "Pi," and for the visual excess he deployed in the grungy "Requiem for a Dream",” had now committed a film in which Hugh Jackman stars in “three stories in different time frames and switches throughout somewhat abruptly between them, although auds can parse which is going on when by paying attention to how much hair Jackman is sporting at any given time.”.

[19] Sets built for the production of the film, including a 10-story Mayan temple, were eventually auctioned off, in addition to props and other items. Parks brewed chemicals and bacteria together to create reactions that Schrecker and Dawson shot, recording 20,000 feet worth of film over eight weeks. Jackman and Weisz play sets of characters bonded by love across time and space: a conquistador and his ill-fated queen, a modern-day scientist a… His explanation will be found elsewhere on this site. "[73], Anthony Lane, reviewing for The New Yorker, called The Fountain "a gorgeous nimbus of confusion." Sering film ini membahas hubungan antara kehidupan dan kematian yang sekilas merupakan dua hal yang … [64] The content and research agency Ramp Industry launched The Fountain Remixed, an official website driven by user-generated content. ", "Interview: Darren Aronofsky, director of The Fountain", "Talking with the Makers of "The Fountain, "Capone and Darren Aronofsky Discuss THE FOUNTAIN!!! [19] Production was ultimately set for late October 2002 in Queensland and Sydney, Australia. ", "CD Exclusive: 'The Fountain' Cast and Crew Q&A! [75], In 2009, Aronofsky reflected on the reception of The Fountain: .mw-parser-output .templatequote{overflow:hidden;margin:1em 0;padding:0 40px}.mw-parser-output .templatequote .templatequotecite{line-height:1.5em;text-align:left;padding-left:1.6em;margin-top:0}, There are a lot of Fountain-haters out [at the Venice Film Festival]. This movie takes place in three interweaving narratives that encompass the age of the Spanish conquistadors, the near-future period and a journey through deep space in an ecospheric starship. [3] The box-office performance was considered a flop with the film only earning back 54% of its budget.

Sesungguhnya The Fountain punya cerita yang sederhana, yakni sebuah kisah cinta antara pria dan wanita itu saja. [19] The film Once Upon a Time in America also served as an influence on the script. The star goes supernova, engulfing the ship and everything within. "[52], Aronofsky preferred to use one camera whenever possible, only using a second camera if the scene was more about the setting and could be shot from two distinctly different axes. What it did was really force us to come up with creative solutions to solve a lot of our problems. Tomás kills the priest as a sacrifice and proceeds to a pool with a large tree, convinced this is the Tree of Life. I imagine they don’t realize, for one thing, that it all takes place in the present and there is only one “real” Hugh Jackman character, Tommy. [37], Aronofsky realized that since writing in 2000 the battle scene between the armies of Mayans and conquistadors, The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Troy, King Arthur, and other films had featured massive battle scenes. [36] Aronofsky, influenced by Bernal Díaz del Castillo's The Conquest of New Spain, applied the narrative in writing the film's conquistador scenes. This film received a weighted average score of 51 out of 100, based on 36 reviews.

Tom is working on a cure using samples from a tree found through exploration in Guatemala, which are being tested for medicinal use for degenerative brain diseases in his lab. ", "Devin's Exclusive Interview: Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain)", "Look Effects Does More With Less CG on The Fountain", "Mogwai Contribute to Film Score on Aronofsky Film 'The Fountain, "ScoreKeeper With FOUNTAIN Composer Clint Mansell!! Moving between representational stories and images, this meditation on life and death focuses on the concept of the mythical Tree of Life that is said to bestow immortality to all who drink of its sap. It grossed $10,144,010 in the United States and Canada and $5,761,344 in other territories for a worldwide total of $15,978,422. When Aronofsky saw The Matrix in 1999, he considered it a film that redefined the science fiction genre.