Sounds of Aronofsky: a Video to Listen to Closely
Darren Aronofsky is a director I discovered when Requiem for a Dream came out, I was 17 and had no clue what I was in for when I bought my ticket.
I’m pretty sure my mouth stayed open during the whole movie. My expectations from movies and perceptions of them were never the same after that, and Aronofsky became during the last decade one of the few directors alive I look up to.
Nothing is an accident in Aronofsky’s movies, from the framing to the color palette, the editing (that I analysed in more details last year), and of course the sound.
Like his peer Nicolas Winding Refn, Aronofsky enhances the sound of specific actions that have a strong impact on the characters in his movies.
The sound enhancement is often paired with a close-up or an extreme close-up and a fast cutting pace, giving even more power to the audio and visual perception on the viewer.
kogonada published hours ago a 2 minute video, The Sounds of Aronofsky, and as its titled suggest it, it showcased this particular technique.
check the archives for a taste of it.