Thursday, March 31, 2011

Which is Better?



Wes Anderson
Bottle Rocket
Rushmore
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
The Darjeeling Limited
Fantastic Mr. Fox

or




Darren Aronofsky
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Requiem for a Dream
The Fountain
The Wrestler
Black Swan

Which do you prefer? Let me know in the comments section

11 comments:

  1. Never been able to get into Wes Anderson's movies so this is an easy one for me: Darren Aronofski!

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  2. I'm with Castor, small parts of Anderson's films hit me, but overall I'm a much bigger fan of Aronofsky

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  3. Well that's a tough one, as I have only seen two of Arronofsky's film and one of Anderson's, but I disliked them... So I'm not going to vote.

    Still, I'd be interested to see the answers to this question, although I think Aronofsky is much more popular.

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  4. Wow... this is tough because I love both directors and have seen all of their films. On DVD, I have four of Anderson's films and 3 Aronofsky films so far.

    To be honest with you. I really don't know. In terms of consistency, Anderson because I like all of his work including The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou which isn't a great film but entertaining.

    With Aronofsky, he's made four great films but the one I couldn't get into is The Fountain.

    I'm still on the fence about this because I love their work. I'm probably leaning towards Anderson but Aronofsky has a much stronger vision. It's too tough for me to say.

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  5. @Castor - I had a feeling Aronofsky would be the more popular choice. Especially after the success of The Wrestler and Black Swan. For me, Requiem for a Dream is still his best work.

    @Jess - Like I mentioned to one person on twitter, Anderson holds the higher re-watch value for me. Yet Aronofsky’s films evoke more emotion out of me.

    @Jack - Which films of each did you see and not like? I am not a fan of The Life Aquatic or The Fountain.

    @thevoid – I hear ya on The Fountain. I often get into heated debates about that film (a lot of people love it). The visuals are decent but I did find the story or the acting interesting at all.

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  6. I've seen Anderson's "The Darjeeling Limited" and Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" and "Black Swan".
    Wasn't impressed much...

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  7. I love, love, love The Fountain. Not just the gorgeous visuals or the incredible soundtrack (Kronos Quartet and Mogwai? Two great sounds that go together), but the story is lovely - as he finishes her story he finishes his own and comes to terms with death in the real world. At least, that's what I get from it.

    I give the nod slightly to Anderson because his films are so re-watchable.

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  8. I respect the hell out of Aronofsky, but it's a pretty easy choice of Anderson for me. I could live without Darren's work, but I would be a sad panda without Rushmore and Tenenbaums, for starts.

    Now, if the question is whose films do I think I'd want more going forward (meaning their future projects), well....that's a much trickier question. I'd probably go with Aronofsky.

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  9. @Jack – I actually liked the three you mentioned. I would recommend you watch Requiem for a Dream, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Rushmore. You might end up liking them a bit more.

    @Bob – I kind of want to watch The Fountain again just to see if my views might change after so many years have passed, but then I think back to how much I hated it at TIFF...seriously, it was the film I disliked the most at TIFF that year. Here is what I will do, if the film appears on Netflix then I will give it a shot on last time. I just cannot see myself spending the money to rent it.

    @Fletch – It constantly amazes me how many people have not seen The Royal Tenebaums. It is a comedic gem in my opinion. In regards to your question, I would go Aronofsky as well for the future projects I would want to see. Simple because he takes much greater risks and the payoff is often more rewarding.

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  10. motown missile7:50 pm

    Wes Anderson by a landslide! The only Aronofsky film I liked was The Wrestler, the only Anderson film I disliked was Life Aquatic.

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  11. @Motown missile – I feel the same regarding The Life Aquatic. The soundtrack was the only thing that really stood out for me in the film. The father/son arc was done far better in The Royal Tenenbaums.

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