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Title:
The fountain
Edition:
[Full screen ed.].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2007]
ISBN:
9780790782706
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DVD-9, dual-layer.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some intense sequences of violent action, some sensuality and language.
Language:
English
Language Note:
English or French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.

Special features: "Inside 'The fountain:' death and rebirth" featurette; gallery of 6 featurettes exploring the movie's various periods and settings.
Abstract:
Yesterday, today, tomorrow. Past, present, future. Through time and space, one man embarks on a bold 1,000-year odyssey to defeat humankind's most indomitable foe: Death. Tom is a man who is devoted to one woman, Izzi, and becomes determined to protect her from forces that threaten her existence. His quest leads him to 16th century Europe and America where Tomas is a Spanish explorer searching for Incan magic; to the present day where Tom is a doctor attempting to cure his dying wife; to the 26th century where Tommy is a space traveler seeking a gateway to the afterlife.
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Requiem for a Dream 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 Pi, 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