History Film / TheFountain

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]].
23rd Jan '16 1:25:24 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* FiveStagesOfGrief: Tommy goes through these over the course of the film:

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* FiveStagesOfGrief: Tommy goes through these over the course of the film:film (notably, he seems to set a world record for the longest time moving between stages- it takes him ''[[spoiler:about five-hundred years]]'' to finally get from Depression to Acceptance):
10th Dec '15 3:22:15 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* AdaptationalModesty: In Aronofsky's graphic novel version, Tom the Astronaut and Izzy are both naked in all of their scenes together in the spaceship (which is understandable, considering Tom spends all of his time alone, and Izzy is either a spirit or a hallucination in those scenes). In the movie, Tom the Astronaut stays clothed, and Izzy only appears as echoes of Present!Izzy and Queen Isabella during the future scenes.
6th Jun '15 11:52:13 AM eroock
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* WorldTree: centerpiece of the film.

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* WorldTree: centerpiece Centerpiece of the film.
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