You will be redirected back to your article in seconds
Back to IndieWire

Watch: Stare Into The Eyes Of Darren Aronofsky’s Films With This 4-Minute Supercut

Watch: Stare Into The Eyes Of Darren Aronofsky's Films With This 4-Minute Supercut

It’s kind of hard to believe Darren Aronofsky only has six features to his name, especially since his first one, “Pi,” came out in 1998. Still, the director has proven a unique talent over his sparse career, one deemed worthy of an Oscar nomination in 2011 for his work on “Black Swan.”

Among the many idiosyncrasies of an Aronofsky film, Vimeo editor WarmBakedBread argues that an emphasis on his characters’ eyes is a key feature. And he made a four-minute video titled “Pupil’ to prove his point. The short cuts together every single Aronofsky feature, including the aforementioned two, as well as “The Fountain,” “The Wrestler,” “Noah,” and “Requiem for a Dream.” (Side note – remember “The Wrestler”? Damn, that was some good filmmaking.)

At first, watching the video, you might think, “yeah, actors have eyes; point made.” (And okay, is it just us, or does the rock monster from “Noah” looks a little silly in this montage? Kudos to the editor for the inclusion, though.) But WarmBakedBread sells his thesis particularly well after an interlude that begins at about the 1:40 mark. We hadn’t really considered the director’s focus on eyes, especially in closeup, until he put it all together for us. Watch below and see how you feel about it. [via Live for Films]

This Article is related to: News and tagged , , , ,