Darren Aronofsky Essays
The Double Entendre of Doubles: An Exploration of Doppelgängers in 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' and 'Black Swan' College
Black Swan (2010 Film)
In modern times, the term doppelgänger colloquially refers to anyone who looks like or acts like another person. While this is not a grand departure from the word’s origin, it neglects the original connotation of evil associated with a...
Don’t Look into the Sun: Analyzing Darren Aronofsky’s Pi College
Years before Black Swan, writer/director Darren Aronofsky exploded across the film universe with his surprisingly low-budget motion picture, Pi. The film is a violently pensive study of the fine line between madness and genius, as well as a...
Pi, Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan: Obsession in Madness College
The American Dream: An idea that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative (OED). Anyone willing to put in the work can achieve their dreams, but what if...