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The Fountain - (the movie)

Updated on January 8, 2013

My view of the Fountain

I have watched 'The Fountain' roughly 2 years ago and thought it was an absolute waste of time, I found it hard to follow and it just didn't pull me in. However, I felt the urge to watch it yesterday... and wow what a completely different view I had. I had no idea of the depth this movie had and how easy it was to follow this time round. It's interesting how your life experiences can change your perception of a movie, I think that's what happened to me. Experiencing love in different lights can change your whole thinking about an array of things. It can make you appreciate and value things more, it helps you to grow as a person.

The way Darren Aronofsky (Director) depicted this beautiful story was mainly through metaphors - hence the difficultly in some people trying to understand the movie. His eye for detail and picturesque scenes are nothing short of stunning! The intensity of love Tommy (Hugh Jackman) and Isabel (Rachel Weisz) had for each other was shown with such sincerity - that was what made the movie (for me). You could feel his pain and his dedication throughout his journey of seeking eternity with his love.

Here are a few taglines to help you understand what they movie is about...

Death frees every soul.

Death as an act of creation.

What if you could love forever?

Death is the road to awe.

As depressing as a few of the taglines sound, I assure you it isn't.

Would love to have opinions and views from others who have seen the movie, as well as those who are intrigued about it. I have more views to express and therefore will add more later.


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    • priley84 profile image

      priley84 4 years ago from Warner Robins, Ga

      Very well written hub. I did catch some of the metaphors the first time I watched it in theaters, but then felt more than a little lost toward the close of the film. I may need to watch it again myself. Maybe, as you said, a second viewing will help clarify things!

      Voted up, useful, and awesome! :D

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      somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      This movie was beyond AWESOME and I had forgotten the title but have been looking for it every since I first watched it. The One Universal constant is love and it is this energy that will propel humanity to the next level of evolution.

      Evolution is actually LOVE spelled backwards with the latin word 'tion' which means The State Of, so when we think about Evolution we should be thinking about the State of Love.

      Thanks for following me as I believe in synchronicity and this allowed me to rediscover this movie through you!

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      Sid Kemp 6 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Thank you. Your key point - about how we relate to movies - or art - in a whole new way as we grow in life, is wonderful.

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      Anika 6 years ago from London, UK

      Hey LisaKoski, thanks for your comment. I totally understand what you mean about trying to comprehend what the movie is about, it is fairly hard to follow, but as you said, give it another view and see if your opinion on it changes.

      The main guy in the movie is trying to find a cure for his girlfriends tumour, now throughout that journey he is not spending enough time with her as he is adamant to keep her from dying. Him and his colleagues/friends are completing tests at a lab on a monkey. Although he is getting close to finding the cure, his girlfriend is getting close to dying. He is torn between finding the cure and spending time with her. Simultaneously the movie is switching to another story. The girlfriend wrote a fictitious book with no ending (she has requested her boyfriend to finish off the book). Whereby the two main characters are playing the characters of the book. Similarly both stories have the main guy in search for a holy tree, which contains a substance that has the cure for the tumour. The parts where he is physically looking after the tree is a representation or metaphor for his girlfriend. The tag line "Death as an act of creation" is about his efforts to find the cure, which will now benefit and help the world in so many ways.

      There's so much more depth and meaning to the movie, but that's as brief as I can be. Thanks again for your lovely comment LisaKoski. Enjoy the movie

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      Lisa 6 years ago from WA

      I saw this movie because my boyfriend considers it one of his top favorite films of all time but I just felt lost watching it. I understood that it was trying to convey some deeper message but I couldn't pinpoint what it is and I got a little frustrated trying to figure it out.

      After this hub, I think maybe I should try viewing it again and see if my experience with a second go through is the same as yours. This is very insightful and helpful. Welcome to hubpages.

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      rick combe 6 years ago from USA

      "Death is the road to awe" the scene in the temple was as mind blowing as it was beautiful. Glad to see someone else liked it.