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Monday, November 27, 2006

The Fountain: Two Thumbs Up!


Yesterday I went to see, Darren Aronofsky's new feature "The Fountain" and I would say that I was not disappointed.The Foutain, a science fiction movie that spans over 1,000 years, with three parallel stories, is about a romantic love story between Tommy Creo (Hugh Jackman) and his cancer-stricken wife Izzi Creo(played by Rachel Weizs, Aronofsky's companion in real life).

Laden with biblical (the Genesis, Adam and Eve, the Tree of Life, The Eden...) historical (Spain during the inquistion and the time of conquistadors),mythical (Mayan mytholgy) and literary (mainly the Arthurian Legend, the story of the ring and the pen, valiant knights, the holy quest for the grail,etc) allusions and refrences, The Fountain ( possibly the foutain of life or the fountain pen by which Izzi wrote her 12-chapter novel), attempts to shed some light on the bigger questions of life and death — why we are here and what it would be like to live forever.

All in all and beside the deliciously soothing music,I was dazzled by Aronofsky's directing skills and his amazing play on visual and cinematographic special effects that take the viewer into an imaginary yet pretty romantic and moving odyssey to Chababa Star (the star of youth as in the arabic word "chabab"?), the center of Eternity.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So do you agree with Zizou, that's the best movie of the year? :-)

1:47 PM  
Blogger Hannibal said...

@Samsoum: Nah :P saying "The Fountain is the best movie of the year" presumes that I've seen most of the movies featured in 2006 which is not the case. Instead I said " Two Thumbs Up", a simpler personal way of evaluating a work and which doesn't make of the Fountain, "the best movie of the Year" :)) ;)

2:00 PM  
Blogger zizou from Djerba said...

Ya bouha !! mass3bek !!! Je suis content que tu n'as pas ete membre du jury de ma these :-)))

5:12 PM  
Blogger Hannibal said...

aman zizou ana s3ib?:) khsara j'ai abandonne une carriere de prof universitaire...:P)))

8:48 PM  

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