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The Fountain Details

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director Darren Aronofsky switches gears from drug-induced urban malaise to abstract science fiction with this time-tripping symbolic tale of a man's thousand-year quest to save the woman he loves. Moving between representational stories and images, this meditation on life and death focuses on the concept of the mythical Tree of Life that is said to bestow immortality to all who drink of its sap. In one of the film's allegorical timelines, a 16th century Spanish conquistador played by Hugh Jackman sets out to find the tree in order to save his queen (Rachel Weisz) from the Inquisition. Another conceptual story finds Jackman centuries later, struggling with mortality as a modern-day scientist desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. The third and most abstract concept finds Jackman as a different incarnation of the same character-idea, this time questing for eternal life within the confines of a floating sphere transporting the aged Tree of Life through the depths of space. Even more avant-garde than his breakthrough film Jackman, The Fountain finds Aronofsky almost completely abandoning conventional story structure in favor of something more cinematically abstract. Though the film was originally slapped with an R by the MPAA, Aronofsky and co. re-edited it to conform to a PG-13 rating. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:November 22, 2006

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Online Film Critics Association Jay Rabinowitz Best Editing 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Jeremy Dawson Best Visual Effects 2006 Nominee
Costume Guild Awards Renee April Best Costumes in a Fantasy Film 2006 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Matthew J. Libatique Best Cinematography 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Matthew J. Libatique Best Cinematography 2006 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Matthew J. Libatique Best Cinematography 2006 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Clint Mansell Best Original Score 2006 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Clint Mansell Best Original Score 2006 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Clint Mansell Best Original Score 2006 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Clint Mansell Best Score 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Dan Schrecker Best Visual Effects 2006 Nominee

Cast

Hugh Jackman
as Tomas/Tommy/Tom Creo
Rachel Weisz
as Isabel/Izzi Creo
Ellen Burstyn
as Dr Lillian Guzetti
Mark Margolis
as Father Avila
Stephen McHattie
as Grand Inquisitor Silecio
Fernando Hernandez
as Lord of Xibalba
Cliff Curtis
as Captain Ariel
Sean Patrick Thomas
as Antonio
Donna Murphy
as Betty
Ethan Suplee
as Manny
Lorne Brass
as Dr. Alan Lipper
Abraham Aronofsky
as Lab Technician
Renee Asofsky
as Lab Technician
Anish Majumdar
as Dr. Spencer
Janique Kearns
as Young Nurse
Boyd Banks
as Dominican Monk
Alexandre Bisping
as Foot Soldier Del Toro
Marcello Bezina
as Foot Soldier Borjes
Xaijil Sicajan
as Mayan Warrior
Xitamul
as Mayan Warrior

Crew

Darren Aronofsky
Director
Darren Aronofsky
Producer
Arnon Milchan
Producer
Iain Smith
Producer
Ari Handel
Screen Story
Darren Aronofsky
Screenwriter
Darren Aronofsky
Screen Story
Matthew J. Libatique
Cinematographer
Justin Skomarovosky
Musical Arrangement
Clint Mansell
Composer (Music Score)
Jay Rabinowitz
Editor
James Chinlund
Production Designer
Jean-Pierre Paquet
Art Director
Michele Laliberte
Art Director
Isabelle Guay
Art Director
Nicholas Lepage
Art Director
Elizabeth Raposo
Associate Producer
Ari Handel
Associate Producer
Nick Wechsler
Executive Producer
Frédéric Amblard
Set Designer
Alex Touikan
Set Designer
Brent Lambert
Set Designer
Jean-Pierre Lavoie
Set Designer
Felix Lariviere-Charron
Set Designer
Vincent Gingras-Liberali
Set Designer
Philippe Lord
Set Decorator
Daniel Hamelin
Set Decorator
Martine Kazemirchuk-Giguère
Set Decorator
Paul Hotte
Set Decorator
Renee April
Costume Designer
Brian Emrich
Sound/Sound Designer
Emilie Malo
First Assistant Director
Myron Hoffert
First Assistant Director
Federico Fahsen
Consultant/advisor
John Walsh
Stunts
Karine Lemieux
Stunts
Marc Moisan
Stunts
Jere Gillis
Stunts
Javier Segura
Stunts
Patrick Kerton
Stunts
Francois Gauthier
Stunts
Dwayne Wiley
Stunts
Patrick Rousseau
Sound Mixer
Mary Vernieu
Casting
Geoff Foster
Sound Mixer
Robin D. Cook
Casting
Nicole Romano
Personal Assistant
Josee Juteau
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
David Desgroseillers
Electrician
John Sherba
Musical Performer
Tyler Robb
Production Assistant
Luc De Schutter
Painter (digital)
Julie Casault
Key Make-up
Clancy Silver
Digital Effects Compositor
Alain Lachance
Lead Compositor
Michael Annett
First Assistant Accountant
David-Olivier Boivin
Carpenter
Bobby Johanson
ADR Recordist
David Loveday
Special Effects Technician
Peter Stewartson
Electrician
Alex Bullick
First Assistant Sound Editor
Scott Riopelle
Digital Effects Compositor
Eric Perreault
Carpenter
Nicolas Betsos
Craft Service/Catering
Dominique Pottier
Painter (digital)
Natacha Antiglio
Art Department Coordinator
Tracy Shields
Casting Assistant
Matthew Mayer
Associate Editor
Audrey David
Clapper Loader
Sylvia Pyke
Personal Assistant
Michel Heroux
Visual Effects Supervisor
Emilie Dutilly-Lefebvre
Production Assistant
Judy Chin
Makeup
Erick Hebert
Special Effects Technician
Isabelle Beaudry
Production Assistant
Martin Gauthier
Assistant Properties
Annie Carpentier
Assistant Properties
Mark Heyman
Personal Assistant
Simon Chamberland
Properties Master
Jocelyne Bellemare
Key Make-up
Matthew Gratzner
Visual Effects Supervisor
Gina Gyles
Foley Artist
Hieu Ho
Personal Assistant
Kimi Webber
Script Supervisor
Mogwai
Musical Performer
Yanka Pelletier
Best Boy Grip
Steve Baine
Foley Artist
Olivier Guy
Carpenter
Michel Parent
Production Assistant
Warren Langford
Associate Editor
Craig Henighan
Supervising Sound Editor
Simon Guilbault
Model Effects
Mario Roussy
Key Grip
Pete Romano
Underwater Photography
Sneha Prabhakaran
Digital Effects Compositor
Ghislain Boucher
Carpenter
Ric Nish
Unit Production Manager
Eric Aubin
Second Assistant Camera
Yann Lacasse
Carpenter
Cindy Langelier
Additional Editing
Jean-Pierre Riverin
CG Animator
Jill Purdy
ADR Editor
Bruno Lavoie
Painter (digital)
Sylvie Massicotte
Carpenter
Patrice Jacques
Model Effects
Mathieu Boisvert
Carpenter
Marc A. Rousseau
Visual Effects Producer
Acia Greason
Production Assistant
Alexander Mercier
Carpenter
Amoeba Proteus
Title Design
Marie-France Lavoie
Painter (digital)
Benoit Malo
Carpenter
Roger Mocenigo
Lead Compositor
Evan Tussman
Post Production Supervisor
Derek Bird
Compositor
Andrew Weisblum
Visual Effects Editor
Caroline Lachance
Art Department Assistant
Anabelle Berkani
Third Assistant Director
Marie-Claude Bolduc
Production Assistant
Marcel Breton
Grip
Jean-Yves Denis
Grip
Marc Bienvenu
Special Effects Technician
Louis Kim
Digital Effects Compositor
Jeremy Dawson
Second Unit Director
Jeremy Dawson
Visual Effects Supervisor
Denise Lafontaine
Painter (digital)
Charles Richer
Compositor
Louis-Martin Pepperall
Assistant Location Manager
Nancy Partheniou
Production Accountant
Stephen Barden
Supervising Sound Editor
Ricardo Montemiglio
Set Dresser
Raymond Ducasse
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Pierre Charpentier
Dolly Grip
Dan Schrecker
Visual Effects Supervisor
Marc Desourdy
Stunts Coordinator
Manon Fontaine
Painter (digital)
Judicael Loumbangoye
Carpenter
Francois Gauthier
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Jacob Fortier
Best Boy Electric
Raymond Gieringer
Visual Effects Supervisor
Francois Gauthier
Makeup Special Effects
Vincent Aird
Assistant Set Decorator
Jordan Nieuwland
Additional Music
Mark G. Soper
Visual Effects Producer
Flora Eleftheriou
First Assistant Accountant
Martine Gagnon
Assistant Costume Designer
Natalie Borlaug
Personal Assistant
Pierre Brunet
Location Manager
Julie Breton
Extra Casting
Francis Puthanangadi
Digital Effects Compositor
Will Rowbotham
Personal Assistant
Jacques Langlois
Special Effects Technician
Jane Bulmer
Personal Assistant
Sylvania Yau
Makeup Special Effects
Vincent Marion
Special Effects Technician
Brandon Blinn
Personal Assistant
Luc Gosselin
Best Boy Electric
Michel Martowski
Craft Service/Catering
Marie-Claude Mackay
Production Assistant
Jeffrey Zeigler
Musical Performer
Camille Parent
Assistant Art Director
Martin Jutras
Makeup Special Effects
Dominick Tavella
Re-Recording Mixer
Paul Zacharias
Painter (digital)
Guenael Charrier
Production Assistant
Roch Boucher
Second Assistant Camera
Jean Larose
Painter (digital)
Jennifer Apel
First Assistant Editor
Martha Soehendra
Compositor
Nicolas Marion
First Assistant Camera
Daniel Robidoux
Best Boy Grip
Maxime Ferland
Boom Operator
Paul Viau
Best Boy Electric
Erin Laing
Personal Assistant
Nelson Ferreira
Dialogue Editor
Alain Caporicci
Transportation Captain
Louise Trudeau
Painter (digital)
Vasil Nikov
Painter (digital)
Patrick Ally
Carpenter
Laurent Pereira
Painter (digital)
Michel Mollicone
Transportation Coordinator
Robert Ditchburn
Second Unit Assistant Director
Jean Levasseur
Electrician
Denis Lamothe
Best Boy Electric
Audrey Bouchard
Production Assistant
Alain Brochu
Head Carpenter
Jason Snea
Lead Compositor
Bernard Gagnon
Carpenter
Julie Cyrenne
First Assistant Accountant
Cara Leibovitz
Unit Publicist
Bruno Gatien
Makeup Special Effects
Luc Champagne
Craft Service/Catering
Joost Clerinx
Grip
Kim Beauchemin
Production Secretary
Takashi Seida
Still Photographer
Stephane Byl
Electrician
Danny Levesque
CG Animator
Francois Dion
Special Effects Assistant
John Palermo
Personal Assistant
Charles Granger
Lead Compositor
Sylvaine Dufaux
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Hank Dutt
Musical Performer
Louis-Jean Ebacher
Carpenter
Vanessa Godin
Model Effects
Louis Pedneault
Special Effects Technician
Anatol Treba
Video Playback
Peter Oberdorfer
Visual Effects Supervisor
Peter Persaud
Foley Recordist
Trent Richmond
ADR Recordist
Emmanuel Turcotte
Carpenter
Paul Lacerte
Painter (digital)
Louis Craig
Special Effects Supervisor
Jean-Jacques Dion
Key Hairstylist
Maryse Labrie
Painter (digital)
Yves Drapeau
First Assistant Camera
Ronny Gosselin
Model Effects
Mick Gormaley
Assistant Music Editor
Dow Griffith
Location Manager
Greg Astles
Digital Effects Compositor
Richard Lepage
Carpenter
Paul Tremblay
Best Boy Grip
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