DIO VS DEE II: Darren Aronofsky- Genius Director or Arthouse Charlatan?
This debate has been gestating for a while. It started here and continued here: BOPX member Detective Dee called (in)famous director Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler, Black Swan, Noah) an “overrated director” and “charlatan”, which provoked Ronnie James Dio, also BOPX member and fan of Aronofsky’s work, to call him out for a “Thunderdome”-style duel.
Now the time has come.
Is Aronofsky masterfully blending genres or does he just throw them into the blender?
Is The Fountain about eternal boredom or eternal love? Is Noah bombastic or just pompous? Is Black Swan an exercise in kitsch or a character study?
Wait Noah more to find out. Is Dee right with the assumption that Aronofsky’s creative Fountain has run dry or will this be his Requiem when Dio, who has Swan revenge, Wrestles him without showing any Pi-ty?
Also: Emma Watson gets a mention. And Mila Kunis. (*Click Bait)
0:00: Introduction– “How it began”
2:36: Handicapping by Slate Fistcrunch (predicts Dee as winner)
49:44: Handicapping by I-am-Better (predicts Dio as winner)
Referee: BOPX member I-am-Better.
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UPDATE: Poll closed. DIO won with 52%.