The last of a dying breed.
Aronofsky’s The Wrestler keeps getting weirder: Slash has added some guitar to Clint Mansell’s score while Bruce Springsteen has written an acoustic song for the end credits. This all sounds like an explosion of pop Americana that teeters on the edge of genius and Tarantino-esque self-gratification. (via /Film)
Also, The Necro Butcher does suck a fat dick.
Peter Sciretta: How was your experience with the wrestling fans? I can imagine…
Darren Aronofsky: They were fantastic. They were hilarious. Look, I’ll tell you a funny story. We went out to shoot that final Ayatollah match. And this was set after Mickey sliced his thumb [in the story timeline]. One time we forgot to put the tape on and someone from the audience screamed that he forgot the tape on his thumb. “You forgot the tape!” And I heard it. And I was like, “Oh shit, we’ve got to tape him”. So the whole audience started screaming, “You fucked up!” Then Mickey came out and did that big heart-felt speech. I didn’t tell the audience it was going to happen. I just sent Mickey out there, because I just wanted to see what would happen with the audience. I was into this “live thing”. But the audience was shouting responses and they were stepping all over his lines. They didn’t show any respect to it. So I went out there and I was like “You guys, this is a heart felt moment. This is a man at the end of his career who you love and you respect…” And then they all started screaming. “We fucked up. We fucked up.” So they were great! The Ring of Honor audience was great. The CZW audience were obviously very rowdy and cursing us out. There’s that YouTube video where they attack us. But they loved it. They couldn’t help themselves but to be rude.
Despite the fact that I have never cared for a minute about:
- Mickey Rourke
- Darren Aronofsky
I fucking LOVED The Wrestler! It was none of the things I worried it would be (corny, pretentious) and all of the things I hoped it would (funny, heartbreaking, awesome). I know this is hardly revelatory information, but y’all should go see it ASAP. It rules.