Double Feature #3
Double feature number three is now up on Lost in the Multiplex and this time it’s a Aronofsky double bill including The Wrestler and Black Swan!
For this week’s double feature it’s two modern classics by one of America’s hottest directorial prospects, Darren Aronofsky. The 43 year old New Yorker made waves with his debut movie Pi, a psychological thriller which focused on a fraught maths genius who is obsessed with proving his theory that everything in the world can be explained through numbers. It was with this movie that Aronofsky set the framework for a lot of his subsequent work as he presented a dangerously obsessed central character who is willing to sacrifice their own health and sanity in order to achieve their goals. In Pi it was proving a complex theory and then, in follow up Requiem for a Dream, that obsession took the far more destructive form of drug abuse.
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