The Fountain or Death as the Road to Awe



The Fountain by Darren Aronofsky is by far the most powerful symbolic movie I have seen in the last few years. Watching it is always like being transported into another reality; the music, the powerful images and the three interwoven stories that are presented are just hypnotizing. The core story is that of Tommy Creo, a doctor who is losing his wife Izzi to cancer. Instead of sharing their last moments together he focuses on finding a cure for her and embarks on a hopeless, quixotic fight with her disease. After she inevitably dies he keeps on resuscitating her for a prolonged, painful stretch of time, refusing to let go and accept that she is no longer with him. She, on the other hand, accepted her situation with a lot of grace and dignity. Up to her death, her heart and mind had been occupied with the book she had…

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2 Responses to The Fountain or Death as the Road to Awe

  1. Lisa Napora says:

    thank you!I watched this awhile back and couldn’t figure it, L.

    Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 19:28:29 +0000 To:


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