Darren Aronofsky and Leonardo DiCaprio went to the Canadian tar sand deposits, which exist under an area of forest and wetland the size of Florida. Until the drilling begins. This is a journal of their journey.
"There’s an interesting connection to what’s happening now," Aronofsky said. "My team started to research the most polluted places on planet earth to see what the connection is between Noah’s world and our world. My partner is from BC and she said, ‘Have you heard of tar sands?’"
Darren Aronofsky, Academy Award-nominated director, will be featured as this year’s Visionary speaker. Aronofsky (b. 1969, Brooklyn) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Now in its sixth season, the annual Stuart Regen Visionaries Series honors leading international thinkers and creators in the fields of art, architecture, design, dance, film, literature, and technology, and marks a commitment by the New Museum to consider their effects on culture at large. Aronofsky will be in conversation with novelist and critic Lynne Tillman on Tuesday September 30 at 7 p.m.in the New Museum Theater.
Several behind-the-scenes clips have popped up across the web, no doubt to promote the Noah Blu-ray release. Nevertheless, here are all the links I could find thus far, if you’re interested in checking them out.
Niko Tavernise just uploaded Metamorphosis, his three-part, making-of documentary for Black Swan. In addition, there’s a fourth video of interviews and 20-minutes of footage from the cutting room floor.