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Darren Aronofsky: The Man The Myth - The Closeup

October 16, 2017

Welcome to The Closeup, where James Roland and David Veloz take a close look at a filmmaker and try to find connections in styles, techniques, and themes across all of their works.

On today's episode, the boys tackle Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, Jackie, The Wrestler, Pi, Mother!), and discuss what ties all of his films together.


0:00 - Disclaimer

0:16 - Intro

1:30 - Themes

3:25 - The Writer vs. The Director

9:20 - Requiem for a Dream: a movie about love

20:00 - Aronofsky the Craftsman

27:00 - The Closeup: The Fountain and mother!

50:15 - Signing off

Show notes:

  • Requiem for a Dream “The Red Dress” Scene
  • Aronofsky’s Hip Hop Montage
  • Fast Cutting



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