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This movie was in production for a really long time, from what I've heard. It has changed actors many times in the past. I believe Brad Pitt was involved at one point.

 

It looks interesting, although I don't have many details about it.

 

Yeah, I don't really grasp the entire concept just yet. That's got to be the best poster of the year.

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I think production was scrapped entirely on this for a few years because it ran overbudget. It was resurrected with smaller production costs and without Brad Pitt. It sounds like they modified the screenplay to make it more economical.

 

It's taken him 5+ years to release a film. That's a long time for relatively young Director.

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This from IMDB.com:

 

Plot Outline: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.

 

Trivia: In early 2002, writer/director Darren Aronofsky cast Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in the central leads of Tom and Izzi with a budget of $75 million. During pre-production, Pitt and Aronofsky were having major creative differences, so Pitt left to film Troy (2004) instead and the film was shut down. In early 2004, with a smaller budget of $40 million, Aronofsky cast Hugh Jackman as Tom and Rachel Weisz replaced Blanchett as Izzi.

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Full trailer released:

 

http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/thefounta...ler1/large.html

Thanks for the heads up.

 

This looks really intriguing. I'm looking forward to reading more about it.

 

Dare I say that it is one of the most intriguing trailers ever? Wow. I wasn't too hyped about this, but that trailer makes it look like a f***ing epic movie.

 

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The first review for The Fountain is out, and you can read it here (warning: some minor spoilers):

 

http://www.chud.com/index.php?type=reviews&id=7133

 

"Brilliant is really the only word I can use to describe the film."

 

"The finished work is wonderful, is moving, is stunning."

 

"The Fountain is a phenomenon."

 

"I don't want to create unreasonable expectations, but for me the question about The Fountain isnt 'Is this one of the best films made in decades?' but 'What are the handful of films in my lifetime as beautiful and profound as this one?'"

 

"The Fountain is beautiful, gripping and utterly transcendent. It's the best film of 2006."

 

I think he liked it.

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I'm stealing this from The Fountain IMDB.com message boards.....:

 

CHUD "Devin Faraci" REVIEW: http://www.chud.com/index.php?type=reviews&id=7133 - "I walked out of the film dumbstruck with awe, having just seen something brilliant."

 

MTV "Kurt Loder" REVIEW: http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/15...ahooNewscrawler - "It's one of the most gorgeous movies in recent memory."

 

JOBLO "GERBER" REVIEW: http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=11217 - "for those that like thought-provoking movies with questions that aren't easily answered, this movie is for you"

 

SAN DIEGO HOO-HAH: http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/archives/20...diego_hooha.php - "the most beautiful and best-crafted cosmic head-trip movie since I don't know what"

 

AICN "Mega-Swarm" REVIEW: http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=22892 - "This is something new. I can't wait for all of you film lovers out there to experience this movie."

 

AICN "fILMBURST" REVIEW: http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=22892 - "It blew me away."

 

MOVIEHOLE "Brownie" REVIEW: http://www.moviehole.net/news/20060331_rea...e_fountain.html - "probably one of the best films I have seen in years"

 

FREEZE DRIED MOVIES "Hunter Daniels" REVIEW: http://www4.freezedriedmovies.com/review.php?id=193 - "The Fountain is probably the best movie that will be released this year."

 

AICN "Silvergleam" REVIEW: http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=23215 - "This film is an absolute triumph."

 

AICN "Extrapolation" REVIEW: http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=23215 - "In almost every way possible, THE FOUNTAIN exceeded my expectations."

 

AICN "Yggdrasil" REVIEW: http://nitti.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=23208 - "The Fountain. This film will kick your brain in the nuts."

 

UGO "Bryan Enk" REVIEW: http://www.ugo.com/channels/filmtv/feature...urns/072506.asp - "you've never seen a film like The Fountain, and you never will again"

 

That's every review of the film from recent screenings.

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The Fountain is between 92 minutes and 96 minutes long.

 

It's very short, actually.

 

Given the premise, and timeline...I'm not sure I dig that.

 

ugh i don't like rachel weisz but i guess it looks good

 

Looks like she'll be playing a role that she hasn't really been casted for before. At least, not that I can remember.

 

She usually does the serious, dramatic roles or the unintentionally goofy love interest.

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Yeah, I'm just speculating but it almost seems 'too short'. Some Disney films are eclipsing that now.

 

 

ugh i don't like rachel weisz but i guess it looks good

 

Looks like she'll be playing a role that she hasn't really been casted for before. At least, not that I can remember.

 

She usually does the serious, dramatic roles or the unintentionally goofy love interest.Or in this case, she happens to be married to Aronofsky. :mischief

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Yeah, I'm just speculating but it almost seems 'too short'. Some Disney films are eclipsing that now.

 

 

 

ugh i don't like rachel weisz but i guess it looks good

 

Looks like she'll be playing a role that she hasn't really been casted for before. At least, not that I can remember.

 

She usually does the serious, dramatic roles or the unintentionally goofy love interest.Or in this case, she happens to be married to Aronofsky. :mischief

Speaking of movie duration, I have read a pretty interesting article in our local newspaper...

 

http://www.southflorida.com/news/la-spinof...nment-headlines

 

What a douche.

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I don't think it's too short at all. Once a movie passes the two hour mark 75% of movie-goers start with the "IT WAS TOO LONG" speech. Most people like short, poignant movies, rather than long, in-your-face ones.

 

I for one think its nice to have a quick and to-the-point movie rather than one with extraneous story lines and 15 minute sex scenes.

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