Watch: Explore the Spirals & Symmetry of Director Darren Aronofsky

May 9, 2014
Source: Vimeo

Darren Aronofsky

Previously, we brought your attention to a visual essay looking at the themes of social anthropology in the various films of auteur director Darren Aronofsky. Running through Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler, Black Swan and the recent Noah were all profiled in the essay, explaining that Aronofsky's films contain "a visual mapping that demonstrates the anthropological study of cultural continuity." Now this time another visual essay puts the spotlight on Aronofsky's predilection for using spirals and symmetry in his films to create some of the most gorgeous shots you've ever seen on the big screen. However, be careful where you watch, because there's definitely some NSFW nudity. Watch below!

The visual essay on The Spirals and Symmetry of Darren Aronofsky from Vimeo (via Film Stage):

This is a great compilation of some of the most beautiful shots crafted by Aronofsky, and a great comparison of some of the same styles of shots from film-to-film. The symmetry may not be quite as abundant as someone like Wes Anderson (watch an in-depth video essay on his use of symmetry right here), but it's an irrefutable presence adding balance and beauty to his films across the board. We can't wait for his next film.

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Reader Feedback - 2 Comments


Very nice; I dig compilations like these. Also cool choice of music--fitting and not overdramatic.

Terry Craig on May 9, 2014


What is Aronofsky and Boyle made a film together? They are probably the most varied genre directors in the Business.

DAVIDPD on May 9, 2014

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