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