Darren Aronofsky’s mother! was one of the most divisive and hotly debated horror movies of 2017. What the film is “about” seems to depend on who you’re asking. I saw mother! as a metaphor for artists who kill their muses; others saw mother! as an indictment of the Trump administration while others saw parallels to man-made environmental devastation. All this is set within an allegory tale that clearly borrows from the Bible, specifically Genesis.
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Those still inspired to delve into the complex film’s deepest subtexts have a new tool at their disposal: The full screenplay for mother! Paramount recently made the document available, and you can download a copy for yourself, HERE.
Here’s an excerpt:
We see just a WOMAN’S EYES: defiant… sad… defeated…
Her eyes close as everything becomes
And from the light a
Hands place a CRYSTAL FORMATION on a burnt shelf.
They belong to HIM. His eyes torn with misery and sadness.
He calms down. Closes his eyes. Wishes.
Slowly color repairs the shelf, returning it to an un-burnt
Now, dawn light reveals glimpses inside a
Repairing itself from a fire: the front door, a hand rail, a
window onto the porch, the plaster work along the ceiling,
the ruffled sheets on a comfortable bed in the
They come back to life. A body emerges before us. A young
woman in that comfortable bed reaching for her man. Empty.
She turns into camera. This is MOTHER alone, her partner now
mother! arrives on Blu-ray/DVD on December 19th. Check out the trailer and synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice.’.