Rachel Weisz, Hugh Jackman and Darren Aronofsky Illuminate "The Fountain"
The trio sat down with IGN Movies to discuss the recent mind-twister, so check out these video interviews (along with the eye-popping visuals of Aronofsky's 15th century Spain and the future) for insight into the year's most complicated love story.
Weisz calls it a "tragic, beautiful, epic, classic romantic love story." Jackman likens the vulnerability of submitting to Aronofsky's idea-filled story to bungee jumping. And Aronofsky himself explains how the characters in all three eras are really the same people, and offers his influences while making the film:
"'The Fountain' was everything I've been thinking about for the last 6 years?I was listening a lot to Space Oddity by David Bowie, which has the whole Major Tom thing in it; I was also reading a lot about conquistadors and Spanish history and Mayans; I had a friend that I was working on the ideas with that had a PhD in neuroscience, and somehow we weaved them altogether and made 'The Fountain.'"
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"The Fountain" is in theaters now.