Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Fountain

Download: Clint Mansell (performed by Mogwai and Kronos Quartet) - "Death is the Road to Awe"
Download: Clint Mansell (performed by Mogwai and Kronos Quartet) - "Tree of Life"
Download: Kronos Quartet - "Lux Aeterna"

Speaking of The Onion, specifically
the AV Club, the newest entry in AV Club writer's Nathin Rabin excellently entertaining "My Year Of Flops" blog series (in which he re-evaluates films that are widely regarded as being commercial and critical flops) is for Darren Aronofsky's third film The Fountain. The film is criminally underrated and you can read Rabin's essay explaining why it is so here.

For me, one of the best aspects of the film was the score, which was composed by Clint Mansell (film composer and former member of Pop Will Eat Itself) and performed by Mogwai and the Kronos Quartet. The music is bone-chilling, ethereal and romantic. It suits the film perfectly and I have posted two tracks from The Fountain soundtrack, along with another Kronos Quartet track "Lux Aeterna" (otherwise known as the theme to Aronofsky's second film Requiem For A Dream).

It may be a little intense for Tuesday morning, but it is absolutely ingenious music, made for a wonderful film, all the same.

(Jonathan Graef)

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Blogger April said...

Yeah, you know what? Anyone who doesn't like this movie hates love. And probably puppies and apple pie, too.

Seriously, though. The Fountain is a fantastic movie.

9:43 AM  

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