History Film / TheFountain

10th Dec '17 1:12:02 PM nombretomado
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* AlternateTimeline: [[spoiler:The end of the film opens one up]], [[RecursiveFiction folding the story in on itself]] in ''DonnieDarko''-like fashion.

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* AlternateTimeline: [[spoiler:The end of the film opens one up]], [[RecursiveFiction folding the story in on itself]] in ''DonnieDarko''-like ''Film/DonnieDarko''-like fashion.
16th Aug '17 10:27:53 PM Tallens
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* RecurringCameraShot: Several of them:
** One with Tom/Tommy/Tomas looking up at a light source over his head.
** A shot of him passing by the camera at high speed, Tom in his bubble ship, Tomas on a horse and Tommy in his car.
** One with him kneeling before the camera as she puts her hand on his head.
** One of Tommy/Tom whispering to Izzie/the tree.
** Tom/Tomas reaching his fingers toward the tree.
29th Jul '17 5:35:42 PM eroock
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* {{Transflormation}}: The conquistador explodes in a burst of grass, tendrils and flowers at the end of his story, mirroring the Mayan creation myth mentioned earlier in the film.
20th May '17 7:11:38 PM nombretomado
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* TheBookOfTheFilm: An interesting case. When Aronofsy didn't think the movie would ever get made, he wrote it as a graphic novel and got VertigoComics to publish it. The film was eventually greenlit, so the book and the film were published simultaneously. Receiving great acclaim for its art (done by Kent Williams) it was arguably better received than the movie.

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* TheBookOfTheFilm: An interesting case. When Aronofsy didn't think the movie would ever get made, he wrote it as a graphic novel and got VertigoComics Creator/VertigoComics to publish it. The film was eventually greenlit, so the book and the film were published simultaneously. Receiving great acclaim for its art (done by Kent Williams) it was arguably better received than the movie.
12th May '17 1:28:34 PM SorPepita
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* EldritchLocation: Xibalba. [[spoiler: One interpretation is that the conditions present within the nebula as it collapsed in on itself when the star when supernova, may have been what allowed Astronaut!Tom to [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence transcend reality]] and [[RecursiveReality cross the timelines]].]]

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* EldritchLocation: Xibalba. [[spoiler: One interpretation is that the conditions present within the nebula as it collapsed in on itself when the star when went supernova, may have been what allowed Astronaut!Tom to [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence transcend reality]] and [[RecursiveReality cross the timelines]].]]



* FountainOfYouth : Combined with the Tree of Life and Tree of Wisdom.

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* FountainOfYouth : FountainOfYouth: Combined with the Tree of Life and Tree of Wisdom.



* IllGirl : Poor Izzy.

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* IllGirl : IllGirl: Poor Izzy.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot : It's no secret Aronofsky considers the film to be a very personal reflection on recent events in his life. The whole exploration of the life/death motif came about after his parents were diagnosed with cancer in 1999. He had to start coming to grips with the fact that our time on this world as living beings is always limited.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot : RealLifeWritesThePlot: It's no secret Aronofsky considers the film to be a very personal reflection on recent events in his life. The whole exploration of the life/death motif came about after his parents were diagnosed with cancer in 1999. He had to start coming to grips with the fact that our time on this world as living beings is always limited.
19th Nov '16 2:06:26 AM Ingonyama
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* HopeSproutsEternal: [[spoiler:The story of Moses Morales' father, Tomas's fate, and Tommy planting the seed from the tree at Izzy's grave all partake of this, by suggesting even if an individual life ends, life itself goes on, which provides that necessary hope.]]
15th Jul '16 4:58:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* TreeVessel: The Tree of Life in the "space traveler" sections.
15th Jul '16 4:58:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/TheSpanishInquisition
13th Jul '16 8:01:32 AM JustTroper
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* SageLoveInterest: Izzy is a really tragic example of this for Tommy.
21st Jun '16 3:09:22 AM Doug86
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In each of the three storylines, he is dedicated to his mission to the neglect of all other things. The relationships between the three storylines are up for debate as there seem to be [[RecursiveReality indirect interactions]] between the three versions of Jackman's character that suggest that they might be the same person or that one or two of the characters [[FictionIdentityPostulate might be imaginary to the third]].

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In each of the three storylines, he is dedicated to his mission to the neglect of all other things. The relationships between the three storylines are up for debate as there seem to be [[RecursiveReality indirect interactions]] between the three versions of Jackman's character that suggest that they might be the same person or that one or two of the characters [[FictionIdentityPostulate [[SugarWiki/FictionIdentityPostulate might be imaginary to the third]].
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