Darren Aronofsky is the director of π, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler, Black Swan, Noah and mother!.
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, in a special conversation recorded after a screening of Laurie Anderson’s documentary Heart of a Dog, the acclaimed musician, artist and filmmaker talks onstage with fellow New York director Darren Aronofsky, best known for his films Pi, Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan. The pair discuss Anderson’s new film, which ponders questions of love, death and language, and touch on such other diverse subjects as Herman Melville’s discussions with his editor about Moby Dick and the problems that can come from putting batteries in one’s mouth. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.
The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. The Giant Red Phase Of The Sun” – Iced Ink
2. “The Lake (Vocal version)” – Laurie Anderson (from Heart of a Dog)
Episode engineered and edited by Elia Einhorn
N.B. The above image is by Filip Wolak and appears here courtesy of the Rubin Museum of Art.