THE DEPRESSING -AS-F**K ONE
Darren Aronofsky, 2000
“It’s a tragedy – four narratives about how addiction destroys lives. I first saw a clip of it on a plane and I was so captivated by the editing and visual style I sought out the whole thing.
The film is devastating but it’s fastpaced and surreal and dark and humorous too. Ellen Burstyn’s performance is amazing, and it made me fall in love with Jennifer Connelly a little bit as well.”
Did you know: “I’ve always been really obsessed with the score by Clint Mansell, and we sampled those amazing strings our first mixtape, ‘Other People’s Heartache’.”
Bonus did you know: “The film is shot in Coney Island in New York, which is where we shot the official video for ‘Flaws’, too. But we had a much nicer time there than anyone in the film.”
Number of times I’ve seen it: “Probably 12. But it’s way too depressing to watch that many times. I wouldn’t show it to Kyle in the band, because it would destroy him.”