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03.11.2015

Darren Aronofsky is one of the most unique and talented directors working today. From PI through his most recent film NOAH, Aronofsky has proven himself a cinematic force to be reckoned with. Like any great filmmaker, Aronofsky has some trademark shots that he uses in each movie he makes. One in particular has been compiled into an interesting supercut for our enjoyment.

Editor Jacob Swinney pulled together a compilation of shots taken from a specific vantage point from the director's resume which, when taken together, are quite interesting. Here's a summary of the video.

Darren Aronofsky seems to favor tracking shots that capture his characters from behind rather than the front or side (most frequently in The Wrestler and Black Swan). Using a dolly, Steadicam, Snorricam, or handheld camera, Aronosfky makes us feel as if we are being dragged through a scene. These shots are most often employed when his characters are experiencing times of stress or disorder. As they journey blindly into the unknown, we are forced to follow them.

Like Wes Anderson's symmetrical shots, Aronofsky's tracking shots definitely set him apart from anyone else in Hollywood. While his next big screen project is brewing, we can all rest assured we will be seeing another addition to this great supercut in the near future.

Darren Aronofsky: Blind Leading the Blind from Jacob T. Swinney on Vimeo.

Source: Vimeo

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