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Requiem for a Dream: Addiction and Broken Dreams

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov is Professor of Operations Research at Stony Brook University, USA, with a diverse background in mathematics, philosophy, and art history and criticism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Darren Aronofsky’s Films and the Fragility of Hope

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...You know who’s somebody now? Who’s no longer just a widow in a little apartment who lives alone? I am somebody now, Harry. Everyone likes me. Soon millions of people will see me and like me.Aronofsky’s theme of a unifying pattern continues...

π: Is Mathematics “The Language of Nature”?

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov is Professor of Operations Research at Stony Brook University, USA, with a diverse background in mathematics, philosophy, and art history and criticism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Darren Aronofsky’s Films and the Fragility of Hope

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...I’m not interested in your money. I’m searching for a way to understand our world. I’m searching for perfection.Aronofsky’s first feature film π (1998), which he directed and for which he served as a screenwriter, introduced originality...

The Fountain: Death and the Authenticity of Existence

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov is Professor of Operations Research at Stony Brook University, USA, with a diverse background in mathematics, philosophy, and art history and criticism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Darren Aronofsky’s Films and the Fragility of Hope

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Death is a disease. It’s like any other. And there is a cure. A cure. And I will find it.The Fountain (2006) was Aronofsky’s third feature film, and while it differs in visual effects from his previous films, the underlying search for unity...

On Auteurship, Aronofsky’s Themes and Stylistic Signature

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov is Professor of Operations Research at Stony Brook University, USA, with a diverse background in mathematics, philosophy, and art history and criticism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Darren Aronofsky’s Films and the Fragility of Hope

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...I think starting with something that is very much grounded in reality, and then trying to add to it and make it something more, helps. That often happens when an actor gets involved, especially with really talented actors. They are always...

art imitating lifeBlack Swan: Limit Experience and Artistic Perfection

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov is Professor of Operations Research at Stony Brook University, USA, with a diverse background in mathematics, philosophy, and art history and criticism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Darren Aronofsky’s Films and the Fragility of Hope

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Perfection is not just about control. It’s also about letting go. Surprise yourself, so you can surprise the audience. Transcendence.Following The Wrestler (2008), Aronofsky’s next film is Black Swan (2010), which to some extent relates...

Von Stroheim, EricCurtiz, MichaelNoah: Responsibility, Love, and the Moment of Choice

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov is Professor of Operations Research at Stony Brook University, USA, with a diverse background in mathematics, philosophy, and art history and criticism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Darren Aronofsky’s Films and the Fragility of Hope

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The choice was put in your hands because He put it there. He asked you to decide if we were worth saving. And you chose mercy. You chose love.In March 2014, a TV advertisement for Aronofsky’s Noah quoted the Rolling Stone Magazine...

The Wrestler: Melodrama and the Gift of Death

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov is Professor of Operations Research at Stony Brook University, USA, with a diverse background in mathematics, philosophy, and art history and criticism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Darren Aronofsky’s Films and the Fragility of Hope

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...You know in this life you can lose everything that you love, everything that loves you. . . . You people here are the ones worth bringing it for because you’re my family. I love all of you.In 2008, Aronofsky directed The Wrestler, a story...