Dec 25, 2009

Happy Holly Daze

Hello there ! Time to wish all my visitors (still 1000 hits everyday) some Happy Daze and a magical 2010 !

Well most movies shown during these days are either of the blockbuster type or the cheesy feel good movies that try to uplift the atmosfear with makebelief, very much in line with the Jesus birth story. To break thru this predictable mindsetting i offer you a movie that fans say should be seen more then once...and yes it's about Love and Life.

The Fountain is a breathtaking sentimental masterpiece as it boldly seeks to answer the great mysteries of life, love, death and re-birth transgressing the metaphysical boundaries of the universe. It's epic non-linear narrative spans the centuries with Hugh Jackman delivering an absolutely unforgettable performance as Tomas, a Spanish Conquistador in the 16th century who pledges his loyalty to Queen Isabella (Rachel Weisz) to find the mythical Tree of Life . Tomas' quest is interleaved between three converging narratives across time and space. As a modern-day neurosurgeon, Tomas struggles to find a cure for a tumorous disease that threatens the mortality of his beloved wife Izzi who is writing a fable called "The Fountain" chronicling the odyssey of their 16th century quest

One of the beauties of The Fountain is its open-ended narrative construct left to speculation and interpretation and can be viewed from entirely different perspectives with each consecutive viewing. Tomas' quest ultimately takes him to the distant 26th century where he has projected himself and the dying Tree of Life across the great void of space in a transcendental bubble to reach Xibalba, the name of the Mayan underworld given to a dying nebula that brings the creation of new life from the wake of its destruction like the yin and yang of the cosmos beyond the confines of this mortal coil.

Darren Aronofsky's poetic film blossoms with rich cultural, biblical, mythical and spiritual imagery that speak the common language spoken by all religions and cultures that have asked the boldest philosophical questions about our place in the universe since time immemorial. For anyone who has ever looked to the heavens and stared in the face of mortality and beyond, The Fountain holds all of the answers to life like a profound epiphany radiating from the heavens. Drink from The Fountain and achieve the knowledge of truth and spiritual enlightenment on the road to Awe.

The Fountain (2006) (399mb)

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, Mark Margolis, Stephen McHattie, Fernando Hernandez

Source: 720p HV
Format: Matroska (MKV)
Genre: Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi
Resolution: 1008 x 560
Frame Rate: 25 fps
Languese: English
RunTime: 01:36:34
Director: Darren Aronofsky



There's a great awardwinning soundtrack to this film..........

Clint Mansell - OST The Fountain ( 93mb )

Darren Aronofsky's visionary masterpiece The Fountain is a sight to behold for sure, and one of the most memorable things about the film is the haunting score. Clint Mansell, who also scored Aronofsky's previous films Pi and Requiem for a Dream, provides the beautiful and haunting score for The Fountain, which may very well be one of the absolute best film scores you will ever hear. With assists from the Kronos Quartet and Scottish rockers Mogwai, Mansell provides a shockingly emotional, deliberately paced score that undermines the feelings of loss and love that Aronofsky exploited in his film. The end result is some of the most emotionally heartbreaking film score music ever crafted, and if you don't believe me there, give a listen to the closing "Together We Will Live Forever", played during the closing credits of the film. "Tree of Life", "Stay With Me", and "First Snow" also illustrate the haunting beauty of the film, and "Death is the Road to Awe" is nothing short of epic and heartbreaking. All in all, Clint Mansell's score to Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain is a haunting and brilliant piece of music that is both sad and beautiful at the same time, and needless to say that if you enjoyed the music in the film, the score is an essential pick up.

Until 1996 Clint Mansell was best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the British alternative rock band Pop Will Eat Itself. After PWEI disbanded he began a successful solo career as a soundtrack composer. In 1996 Mansell was asked to score the film π by his friend, Darren Aronofsky. Initially unnoticed, the score gained a certain following after its inclusion on the soundtrack album. Buoyed with this success he went on to score Aronofsky’s second film Requiem for a Dream. The track "Lux Aeterna", used in Requiem, was re-arranged, renamed "Requiem for a Tower" and used as the trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

That completes my first posting today, later there's one about Sound


aorto said...

Nice to see you're still around!

Your blog is timeless. It encompasses so much music that would otherwise be lost.

Many thanks for the labours!

And, yes, The Fountain is brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog!!!
I have been looking for "Experiments In Destiny" forever and that search brought me here. Do you think you can make it available for download again?

Anonymous said...

Can you give a more detailed explanation on how you change A=440 to 444 in Audacity.
I just want to make sure i'm doing it right.