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The Fountain (2006)
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The Fountain (2006) Three stories - one each from the past, present, and future - about men in pursuit of eternity with their love. A conquistador in Mayan country searches for the tree of life to free his captive queen; a medical researcher, working with various trees, looks for a cure that will save his dying wife; a space traveler, traveling with an aged tree encapsulated within a bubble, moves toward a dying star that's wrapped in a nebula; he seeks eternity with his love. The stories intersect and parallel; the quests fail and succeed.

Movie Tagline:
What If You Could Live Forever?

Also Known As:
The Last Man

Title: Fountain, The
Release Date: September 28, 2006
Runtime: 96 mins
Genre: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Languages: English, Maya
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 7.5
Buried.com Rating: 8.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With F

MPAA Rating: PG-13

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violent action, some sensuality and language. (edited for re-rating; originally R)

Darren Aronofsky

Hugh Jackman ...Tomas / Tommy / Tom Creo
Rachel Weisz ...Isabel / Izzi Creo
Ellen Burstyn ...Dr. Lillian Guzetti
Mark Margolis ...Father Avila
Stephen McHattie ...Grand Inquisitor Silecio
Fernando Hernandez ...Lord of Xibalba
Cliff Curtis ...Captain Ariel
Sean Patrick Thomas ...Antonio
Donna Murphy ...Betty
Ethan Suplee ...Manny
Richard McMillan ...Henry
Lorne Brass ...Dr. Alan Lipper
Abraham Aronofsky ...Lab Technician
Renee Asofsky ...Lab Technician
Anish Majumdar ...Dr. Spencer
Janique Kearns ...young Nurse
Boyd Banks ...Dominican Monk
Alexander Bisping ...Foot Soldier Del Toro
Kevin Kelsall ...Foot Soldier Rivera
Patrick Vandal ...Foot Soldier Galleano
Marcello Bezina ...Foot Soldier Borjes
Hugo Salvador Gutierrez Aguilar ...Mayan Warrior
Eric Carmelo Valenzuela Batz ...Mayan Warrior
Elfego Vinicio Pena Castellanos ...Mayan Warrior
Jose Maria Tol Chan ...Mayan Warrior
Jose Panjoj Cortez ...Mayan Warrior
Juan Salvador Lares ...Mayan Warrior
Jose Alfredo Conoz Macario ...Mayan Warrior
Tomas Tol Nix ...Mayan Warrior
Luis Alfredo yac Noj ...Mayan Warrior

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Ari Handel
Arnon Milchan
Iain Smith
Eric Watson
Nick Wechsler

Darren Aronofsky
Darren Aronofsky
Ari Handel

Clint Mansell

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More Movie Taglines:
  • What If You Could Live Forever?
  • Death frees every soul.
  • Death as an act of creation.
  • What if you could love forever?
  • Death is the road to awe.
Movie Quote(s):
  • [repeated line] Izzi: It's all done except the last chapter. I want you to help me. Finish it...
  • Tomas Verde: There's no hope for us here, there is only death.
  • Tomas Verde: I'm sorry father, for you there is only death. But our destiny is life!
  • Isabel: Together we will live forever.
  • Izzi: [as a vision of Izzi in 2500] Finish it. Tom Creo: Stop... Stop it! [he rises from beside the tree and marches to her] Tom Creo: What do you want? Leave me, leave me alone! Please, please... It's not my... [kneels and breaks into sobs] Izzi: [she touches his head with a robed arm; he looks up and sees Queen Isabella, smiles, and stands] Will you deliver Spain from bondage? Tom Creo: I don't know... I'm trying, trying... I don't know how. Izzi: You do. You will. [cut to Tom, then cut to Izzi] Izzi: You do... You will. [assorted silent flashbacks; Izzi's voiceover: "I'm not afraid anymore, Tommy."] Tom Creo: I'm going to die. [Izzi smiles] Tom Creo: I'm going to die! [he smiles, laughing] Izzi: Together we will live forever. [sheds a tear] Tom Creo: Forever. [smiling] Izzi: [as Queen Isabella] Forever. Tom Creo: [walks back to the tree] Forever. [looks at it] Tom Creo: We will live forever. Izzi: [as Izzi] Finish it. Tom Creo: OK.
Movie Trivia:
  • In early 2002, writer/director Darren Aronofsky cast Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in the central leads of Tom and Izzi with a budget of $75 million. During pre-production, Pitt and Aronofsky were having major creative differences, so Pitt left to film Troy (2004) instead and the film was shut down, and the sets and props built in Australia were auctioned off. In early 2004, with a smaller budget of $35 million, Aronofsky cast Hugh Jackman as Tom and Rachel Weisz replaced Blanchett as Izzi. Warner Brothers, who had invested 20 million dollars in the canceled version, agreed to finance the new, cheaper version.
  • Hugh Jackman had to shave off all of the hair on his head and chest for scenes in the last third of the movie.
  • Instead of using CGI, Aronofsky chose to do the special effects for the film by using micro-photography of chemical reactions on tiny petri dishes. He has said that CGI would take away from the timelessness of the film and that he wants the film to stand the test of time.
  • Aronofsky approached Hugh Jackman backstage during his performance of The Boy From Oz. The next day, the actor agreed to star in the film.
  • Both Rachel Weisz and Hugh Jackman agreed to work on the film at a reduced rate.
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