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The Fountain by Darren Aronofsky
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Jul 16, 12

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Read in July, 2012


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Rachel So you liked it?

Brandon Grode I did like it!

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Rachel What did you like about it?

Brandon Grode I liked the majority of the art. There were some panels that seemed awkward to my visual palette but, even those had some really interesting and intriguing characteristics to them. It followed the movie relatively closely, as much as I can remember it anyway. And i really liked the visual style of the film. I remember not always knowing wtf was going on in the film the first time I saw it, but knowing that I liked how things onscreen were presented, and here I got a similar vibe, though it is a little "rougher" than the sharpness of the film. I suppose it was just like a second way of viewing the film, or taking in the story. What about you?

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Rachel I liked the movie too! The art is lovely. My favorite thing about The Fountain is that it seems to have all these pretensions, like it's about Big Deep Things, but it's really just a sad-sack love story repeated three times. But I feel like the film and graphic novel are aware of that. The point seems to be that very commonplace human emotions feel very cosmic and massive. I got a little less of that big, desperately emotional feeling from the film than from the graphic novel, I think. The whole thing reminds me of "What Dreams May Come" in that I think the movies have a similar point and utilize similar fantasy narrative devices to tell a very simple and basic sad love story.

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