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Watch: 5-Minute Video Essay On The Narratives Of Darren Aronofsky

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 21, 2014 at 11:08AM

There are many common thematic threads woven throughout the filmography of Darren Aronofsky. Faith has played a role in his movies to varying degrees, and so too has physical and emotional turmoil, but video editor extraordinaire Nelson Carvajal has taken a different approach that has yielded some fascinating results.
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Darren Aronofsky

There are many common thematic threads woven throughout the filmography of Darren Aronofsky. Faith has played a role in his movies to varying degrees, and so too has physical and emotional turmoil, but video editor extraordinaire Nelson Carvajal has taken a different approach that has yielded some fascinating results.

You may not know that Aronofsky studied both film and social anthropology at Harvard, and it's through that lens that Carvajal has crafted a short video essay about the director's work. Cutting together scenes from his films, with overlapping dialogue and more, the five-minute look at Aronofsky's work takes an interesting dimension when considering the social textures of the movies. That stuff aside, it's also just a pretty terrific dive into the excellent visuals and motifs the director has put together over the years. Watch below. [Way Too Indie]

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