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The Fountain

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 10:55 am
by Bandersnatch
Did anyone see 'The Fountain'?

I was really surprised by it. It was definitely not what I thought it was going to be. I have to say the graphics were very impressive and the story really got to me. Of course I'm terrible at movies, I cry at Disney shows.

Re: The Fountain

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:08 am
by Titania
I saw it. Haven't really made up my mind if I liked it or not. It was a little strange and, at times, hard to follow. The graphics were very good, though.

Re: The Fountain

Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:49 am
by Bandersnatch
Welcome Titania

Sorry I was not around when you introduced yourself but I was out rock hunting all week. I think you will really like this forum. They are a very friendly bunch with a great sense of humor.

Re: The Fountain

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:11 am
by Titania
Thank you, Bandersnatch. So far so good. Hope the rock hunting went well. What were you looking for? Ren Fest in our area has a vendor that does gem mining. We always visit them. They get their quartz crystals themselves in Arkansas and they always have something neat to show. They've even given my daughter some interesting pieces. Of course, it helps that she's so cute and friendly.

Re: The Fountain

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:03 am
by Bandersnatch
Ah, Rock Hunting ...where do I start

We went into the foot hills of the Rocky Mountains, near a town called Pincher Creek, did some hiking in the area including down the Old Man River bank after the dam. The water has dropped after all the rain this spring and the pickings were good.

Lots of selenite crystals, amethyst and fossils. We found a nice big piece of ammonite and quite a few fossilized wood chucks. Just getting away from it all was really nice. There is also an older man in that area who is running his own rock museum and he has some beautiful stuff from all over the world. My SO has filled my china cabinet with geodes so he was in heaven at the museum.

Re: The Fountain

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:32 am
by Titania
Sounds like fishing--it's not if you catch anything, it's about being there.

Re: The Fountain

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:06 am
by Bandersnatch
For sure. Its so beautiful in the foothills. We saw about 20 deer, lots of little critters, hawks, eagles and a badger. Its just nice to get away and appreciate what is all around us.

What is your favorite way to unwind?

Re: The Fountain

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:35 pm
by Kitsune
Personally, I think my favourite way to unwind changes ever so slightly on depending on the season. During the summer, I enjoy camping more than anything else... Sitting in front of the fire I feel I can commune with nature the way I was intended to...

During the winter on the other hand, Fire is still involved. I love curling up in front of a fireplace with a book in my hand, and a little music playing in the background. :-({|=

When the other two options are unavailable, 10-20 minutes spent in meditation with lit candles or a fountain of running water will do... And that leaves me highly relaxed.

Re: The Fountain

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:03 am
by Titania
I like to fish and camp and just hang out with my daughter. She just turned 12 and I'd like to get her into meditation and yoga. She wants to start taking walks in the morning and I think it is a great way to start the day and be outside to clear our heads before we get on with the day.

Re: The Fountain

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:11 pm
by Crazy Healer Lady
Titiana, that's sweet about your daughter! My niece is 5, and begging me to teach her yoga. When she was three/four she would mimick my poses and do my sequences with me for about fifteen to twenty minutes. Yoga is a lot of fun to do with kids, especially sweet, chubby-limbed little toddlers! Also children your daughter's age, which is the age when second sight seems to wane.

Re: The Fountain

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:43 pm
by Max
Bandersnatch: Did anyone see 'The Fountain'?
I don't know if anyone has seen the fountain since this thread. I have and I thought it was a beautiful beautiful film, but strange. I didn't quite understand why he linked Catholic Conquistador's with what appeared to me to be a futurist Buddhist (or Eastern religion). I understood the references, I 'got' it, but I don't quite understand why he made those links. I had a similar feeling when I watched Darren Aronofsky's (the director) other film Pi, but I thought Pi's story was slightly better thought out. It was quite funny to come out of the cinema after watching The Fountain and eavesdrop on people complaining that they didn't have a clue what was going on! A great date film, when you try to figure it out over coffee afterwards!

Re: The Fountain

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:50 am
by Bandersnatch
Hi Max,
My take on it was the reference that "The only way to eternal life is through God" and I think the various references to various religions was that while they may be different there are the same in the eternal life = God idea.

There are so many layers to that movie I am still trying to sort it all out but it was a beautiful love story and something to ponder when you have the time.

Re: The Fountain

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:02 am
by Max
Okay, I can see that, the only way to eternal life is God. So perhaps the Catholic conquistadors represent an archaic ceremonial religion, and the non-specific eastern religion of the spaceman could be a future anti-materialistic spiritual God. I wonder if that means our modern day God is science?

Re: The Fountain

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:28 am
by Bandersnatch
Yes, I agree. There seen to be many people looking to science to answer all those big questions now.

Specifically, I am reminded of a recent show - Stephen Hawking's Universe

He hopes to find out why we are all here through science. I really don't thing science can give anyone those answers but it might lead us to some interesting questions.

Re: The Fountain

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:05 am
by Laxmi123
I hope The Fountain's theme of fear of death is "a development from darkness into light, from dark to white" that traces the journey of a man scared of death and moving toward it. The film begins with a paraphrase of Genesis the Biblical passage that reflects The Fall of Man.