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Director of the Month: Darren Aronofsky w/ Matt Scott! - Episode 73

Final Take

Darren Aronofsky is quite possibly the most depressing director in modern cinema, but is he misunderstood? What movie is ACTUALLY his best one and why all the Biblical allegories? We sit down with friend of the show Matt Scott to answer these questions and more. Ethan hates mother!. Austin defends The Fountain. And Matt Scott is still depressed from rewatching Requiem for a Dream. What's your Final Take on Darren Aronofsky? Let us know on Twitter!

1hr 8mins

7 Jun 2021

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Matthew Libatique, ASC, PART 1: The Prom, Pi, working with director Darren Aronofsky and his early career

The Cinematography Podcast

Cinematographer Matty Libatique's work ranges from mind-bending features like Pi, Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream to huge Marvel movies such as Iron Man and Birds of Prey. He enjoys balancing his work on both large films and smaller indies in order to feel satisfied and to keep his craft sharp.For his latest film, The Prom, Matty met with director Ryan Murphy about the project. The star-studded cast and the message about gay acceptance appealed to him. But once Matty saw the Broadway play he was concerned- he had never shot a musical before, and he wasn't quite sure how to translate a big Broadway musical into a movie. Matty had worked on several music videos and was the cinematographer of 2018's A Star is Born, which featured musical performances, but it was incredibly gritty and grounded in reality compared to The Prom's bubbly feel-good fantasy world. He and director Ryan Murphy met and knew they wanted to keep it big and colorful while not going too over the top. Murphy loves working with color, and the two decided The Prom had to feature two distinct palettes of colors- the yellow/browns of normal Indiana contrasted with the bright pastels of “the prom” and the theater people who descend on the town. For the final scene in the movie where all the characters go to the all-inclusive prom, Matty and his team utilized a full array of lights on stage that they programmed on the fly.Growing up, Matty was always attracted to light, camera and composition in movies, but he didn't understand what anybody did on a film set until he saw Do The Right Thing. The Spike Lee film made him realize he wanted to make movies. He went to AFI film school along with director Darren Aronofsky and the two bonded right away. They began making movies together in a partnership that continues today. Matty says of his long relationship with Darren Aronofsky that when you keep working with the same directors, it's a sign you're doing the right thing and dedicating your craft to the right ideas. Their first feature together, Pi, had to be created within the parameters of an incredibly low budget. Aronofsky couldn't afford to shoot color film, only Super 16mm black and white reversal, so Pi had a grainy, gritty look and style immediately. A few scenes in Pi use a body-mounted rig to give it a first-person perspective. Matty and Aranofsky first saw the rig used by Icelandic cinematographers Eidur and Einar Snorri, now known as a Snorricam, and knew they wanted to use it in Pi- but the key was to use it sparingly.Matty's film, The Prom, is currently on Netflix. He is currently shooting the film, Don't Worry Darling, directed by Olivia Wilde.Hear our 2019 interview with Matty Libatique: https://www.camnoir.com/ep33/ Listen for Matty Libatique, Part 2, coming next week! He talks about Tigerland, The Fountain, working with Spike Lee, Iron Man and more.Find Matty Libatique: Instagram @libatiqueFind out even more about this episode, with extensive show notes and links: http://camnoir.com/ep120/Sponsored by Hot Rod Cameras: www.hotrodcameras.com Website: www.camnoir.comYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNQIhe3yjQJG72EjZJBRI1w Facebook: @cinepodInstagram: @thecinepodTwitter: @ShortEndz


7 Apr 2021

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Nomadland - Darren Aronofsky Special, Black Swan, Requiem For A Dream / GEM Podcast Ep. 14

GEM Podcast

This week the guys discuss a new release... Nomadland. A stunning film about the life of a nomad lady traveling across America. they also discuss a special director -  Darren Aronofsky. They discuss black swan and his most controversial movie...Requiem For A Dream.

1hr 53mins

26 Feb 2021

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The Weirdly, Wonderful, World Of Darren Aronofsky

Nerdy Laser

Richard and Matt go deep into the weirdly, wonderful, world of Darren Aronofsky! A filmmaker that dares to be different with movies like Pi, Requiem For A Dream, The Fountain, to The Wrestler, Black Swan, and Mother! The guys talk all about why they enjoy his work while going into details about their experiences watching and learning about his films.www.nerdylaser.supercast.technerdylaser@gmail.comTwitter/Instagram Handles For Friends of the Nerdy Laser PodcastRichard Ewell @nerdylaserPodcast-A-Con @podcastaconCadaver Candle Co. @cadavercandlecoSpooky Dudes @spookydudesOfficial Voice of Podcast-A-Con Chris DePetrillo @zackmalibu


11 Feb 2021

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Darren Aronofsky's Pi

The SpoilerCast

As requested by our Patrons, here is our discussion about Darren Aronofsky's directorial debut, but we also discuss the rest of his oeuvre, and discover some interesting patterns. Support the Spoilercast on Patreon for tons of exclusive episodes and more. https://www.patreon.com/DontMakeAScene


11 Feb 2021

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From Darren Aronofsky to Community

Random Rant Generator

Well, whoever the hell Darron Aronofsky is he wouldn't be much without anyone else. This week, we talk about kinda famous director Darren Aronofsky and his... impact(?) as well as our less than obvious need for each other working together as one. *SPOILERS For Pi (Movie), The Wrestler (Movie), and probably other movies by the d man.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/randomrantgenerator/support

1hr 21mins

7 Dec 2020

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S14E8 - Darren Aronofsky - mother!

A Podcast Directed By

We have finally reached the end of Mike’s almost biblical, self-flagellatory quest through the films of Darren Aronofsky. Sadly for him (and happily for the rest of us), it ends sourly for our intrepid co-host. He has been on the record as not enjoying MOTHER! (Exclamation point included) and this is where the end leaves us. Will Mike have a turn like Dave did on THE FOUNTAIN! Probably not, but you’ll never know unless you listen! Join us as we talk creators (of all kinds), poor Jennifer Lawrence, and the glory (as always) of Michelle Pfeiffer.Follow us on TwitterLook at the pretty pictures on InstagramDonate to the show and get rewards on Patreon!Email us and tell us we're wrong at directedbypod@gmail.com


20 Nov 2020

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S14E7 - Darren Aronofsky - Noah

A Podcast Directed By

We are back to finally have some fun with Aronofsky. Well, Dave has had fun, but Mike gets to relive the glory of a movie that holds the distinction of Mike’s very first podcast appearance, NOAH. We talk the joys of getting drunk on a beach, the terrible acting of “Harry Potter Woman”, and how Aronofsky lets actors loose to just play. Join us as we talk about the surprise hit of an auteur’s career, regardless of film twitters ridiculous response to an action movie about great floods, monsters of rock, and the perils of not having sex. If you know either of us, you probably know that this is just our type of movie!Follow us on TwitterLook at the pretty pictures on InstagramDonate to the show and get rewards on Patreon!Email us and tell us we're wrong at directedbypod@gmail.com


13 Nov 2020

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S14E6 - Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan

A Podcast Directed By

In this episode, Mike and Dave finally take on the Oscar winning film in Aronofsky's filmography, BLACK SWAN.Join us as we talk Mike's continued obsession with lesbian film, word of mouth success, and trying not to solely focus on Mila Kunis.Follow us on Twitter Look at the pretty pictures on Instagram Donate to the show and get rewards on Patreon! Email us and tell us we're wrong at directedbypod@gmail.com


6 Nov 2020

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Alejandro Jodorowsky with Darren Aronofsky

Talkhouse Podcast

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, we reunite two filmmaking greats who first talked on the show back in 2017: Alejandro Jodorowsky and Darren Aronofsky. The iconic directors this time spoke on the occasion of the release of Jodorowsky’s new documentary about the therapy he created, Psychomagic: A Healing Art (now available on Alamo on Demand), with the 91-year-old maestro Skyping from his home in Paris and Aronofsky from New York. The two discussed a variety of subjects including, of course, psychomagic, but also touched upon the “idiot moment” of the current pandemic, how Jodorowsky maintains his physical and spiritual health, his desire to live many hundreds of years, how he would script the end of 2020, and much, much more. For more filmmakers talking film, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film. Subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast.


20 Aug 2020