Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday Movie You Aught to See: The Fountain

Regardless of whether the decade ended already ended in 2009 or will end at the close of the current year, the 2000s were a wonderful period of cinema with many treasures that deserve to be remembered. Check in at Movies with Abe on Mondays for Movies You Aught to See, a look back at memorable movies from the aughts. They are posted in no particular order, and if you have a great film from the 2000s that you think merits consideration, leave a note in the comments!

The Fountain
Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Released November 22, 1506/2006/2506

This movie is just as much of a head trip as the trailer above, which I consider to be one of the best trailers I have ever seen, suggests. It’s impossible to explain, but this time-jumping love story is simply astonishing and magnificent in almost every way. Even if you don’t understand it (I’m not sure anyone does), it’s visually incredible and boasts amazing cinematography and special effects. Clint Mansell’s beautiful, haunting score resonates throughout the entire film. It also boasts an astonishing final ten minutes that’s dazzling to look and listen to no matter how many times you’ve seen it. It’s indisputably hard to comprehend but certainly not to be missed.

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