Thursday, September 13, 2007


So I finally got back to Niko and tonight he posted the commentary. I hope you enjoy and look forward to discussions.

I am about a week away from commiting to the next project. So stick around.

Peace and welcome,


Joe, The Mayor of Martyrdom said...

Hey, I'm so glad to see that you finally got the commentary up. I've been looking forward to hearing what you have to say about The Fountain.

Love the new site and blog. Congrats on moving away from the god-awful myspace.

Hope to hear and see more from you.

Noodles Blunderson said...

Thank you for the commentary but especially for the movie.

mikehedge said...

just finished the commentary. thank you.


PiR8 Rob said...

Thank you for creating such original and profound films. I can't wait to see what you're going to do next.

nihil said...

Awsome site (Niko does it again!) and finally a place with more frequent updates!

Thank you for helping me become a better person and for sharing your vision.

All the best, Ana

Clay said...


The commentary and new website are exciting news! I have been checking your myspace blog frequently, waiting for both.

Can't wait to listen to the commentary while watching The Fountain for the 15th time (or so).

Benton_Rooks said...

Hello Darren. My name is Benton Rooks. I have had a small but steady fanbase built since before the release of the Fountain in theaters. I would love to get as many people as possible involved in this, and if you could take a look at the forums it would honor me greatly. I believe it to be the best way to truly gather all the fans and build a solid community. Let me know what you think.

Jeremy said...
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Jeremy said...

Sweet. It's too bad there wasn't any commentary on The Fountain DVD as well. At least it's on here. Can't wait to hear about the possible next project.

Albatross said...

Hi Darren, I'm Aaron. Your films mean a lot to me. We are all behind you for whatever's next.

P.S. Please consider someday doing a film with Christopher Doyle.

Darren Aronofsky said...

thanks for running that forum. feel free to fold those folks into this site or just keep it going and let me know how i can help.

wildfire said...

Glad to finally hear the commentary along with watching the dvd. I loved the movie.

antonio16_05_84 said...

hi , is it possible to download the commentary track?? cos now i've to watch on my 17" pc screen while listening to the commentary. if it's possible i can watch the fountain on my 47" plasma while listening to the commentary on my mp3-player... you know...

greetz from belgium


Anonymous said...

Is it possiable to give us a download link of the mp3? I'd really like to put it on my iPod and listen to it while I watch the movie in my tv room instead of having to watch the film on a smaller screen.

Thank you so much for making your films, I have all of them on dvd. As someone who hopes to become a filmmaker in coming years you are both an inspiration and a huge influence, so thanks.

Question JCR said...

thanks you for the commentary and your movies ...

atte JCR
PD: the direct link for yours ipod

Question JCR said...


now is complete the url

atte JCR

Benton_Rooks said...


Thank you so much for your reply. It has been a dream of ours at The Fountain forum to be recoginized by you and I plan to do everything in my power to make it worthy of an "Official Forum" title.

If you can contact me at my email I can fill you in with more details about setting up an admin account for you there. I think the best way of approach is to begin to advertise you as a contributor on the forums (As time will permit, I know you are very busy) or at the very least a watcher of the forum, and this will inevitably draw the entire fanbase on the net.

Please let me know how this sounds to you, and thank you so much for making our dreams come true at the Fountain forums.



Benton_Rooks said...

In the meantime, as Darren has said, go and sign up at the forums!

Look forward to seeing you all there.

antonio16_05_84 said...

@ jcr : the download-link doesn't work :(

Ernst said...

My thanks to Darren Aronofsky and Niko Tavernise for taking the effort of making a commentary track for the Fountain.

I'm eagerly awaiting your next project.

JordanSantos said...
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JordanSantos said...

Hello Darren,

My name's Jordan and I'd like to thank you for making such a wonderful film. I've been a fan of your work since I saw Pi and then Requiem for a Dream, and I loved those films as well, but I felt especially connected to the Fountain. It hit me on a personal level that I hadn't felt in a years with most new films. It was a great emotional roller coaster.

At the moment, the thought of my grandmother dying (she's still alive today) was with me at the screening and I completely felt your film discussed issues that we are afraid to discuss in person, but to me, you visualized it in such a different way that by the time I reached the climax, I wept.

It was a combination of what I brought, what you created, how I empathized with Tom's character at the end when he finally gives up and realizes the meaning behind Izzie's words. But in short, it was a beautiful experience, one that I could only characterize as a "holy moment" in my film going experience. Thank you for that. I will be an avid fan of your films and will never hesitate to see anything you come up with because to me, you're a true inspiration as a filmmaker.

I'd also like to commend you on the scenes with the Mayans. I felt you represented the culture very well unlike Mel Gibson's film which I felt was disrespectful to the culture and didn't even go into what fascinates most historians about the Mayans: their art, philosophy, astronomy, and way of life. It was simply an action film dressed up as a historical piece and that bothered me immensely. I was very glad I didn't pay to go see his film. Even though in your film, you only caught a glimpse of the culture, it still was crafted in a way where you're not manipulating the audience to think, "Oh, those are evil Mayan people." I'd like to believe we should have moved on past this black and white way of painting the world, but I suppose that's too much to ask for in this day and age. Sorry to ramble on like this, but I can't thank you enough for crafting a great film.

Dustin said...

Thank you for making your art.

Mark said...

cool new page Darren, off to listen to The Fountain commentary now - many thanks for putting it online. Why they left it off the DVD i'll never know.


themarina said...

I'm still confused as to WHY this was left off the DVD. Thank you for sharing it with the fans!

Benton_Rooks said...

Official Forums!

There is a link on

Click on forum and go support the community!

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