The Fountain (2006)
Grand Inquisitor Silecio: Our bodies are prisons for our souls. Our skin and blood, the iron bars of confinement. But fear not. All flesh decays. Death turns all to ash. And thus, death frees every soul.
Isabel: For every shadow, no matter how deep, is threatened by morning light.
Izzi: It's all done except the last chapter. I want you to help me. Finish it...
Izzi: Remember Moses Morales?
Tom Creo: Who?
Izzi: The Mayan guide I told you about.
Tom Creo: From your trip.
Izzi: Yeah. The last night I was with him, he told me about his father, who had died. Well Moses wouldn't believe it.
Tom Creo: Izzi...
Izzi: [embraces Tom] No, no. Listen, listen. He said that if they dug his father's body up, it would be gone. They planted a seed over his grave. The seed became a tree. Moses said his father became a part of that tree. He grew into the wood, into the bloom. And when a sparrow ate the tree's fruit, his father flew with the birds. He said... death was his father's road to awe. That's what he called it. The road to awe. Now, I've been trying to write the last chapter and I haven't been able to get that out of my head!
Tom Creo: Why are you telling me this?
Izzi: I'm not afraid anymore, Tommy.
Tom Creo: All these years, all these memories, there was you. You pull me through time.
Izzi: [as a vision of Izzi in 2500] Finish it.
Tom Creo: Stop... Stop it!
[he rises from beside the tree and marches to her]
Tom Creo: What do you want? Leave me, leave me alone! Please, please... It's not my...
[kneels and breaks into sobs]
Izzi: [she touches his head with a robed arm; he looks up and sees Queen Isabella, smiles, and stands] Will you deliver Spain from bondage?
Tom Creo: I don't know... I'm trying, trying... I don't know how.
Izzi: You do. You will.
[cut to Tom, then cut to Izzi]
Izzi: You do... You will.
[assorted silent flashbacks; Izzi's voiceover: "I'm not afraid anymore, Tommy."]
Tom Creo: I'm going to die.
Tom Creo: I'm going to die!
[he smiles, laughing]
Izzi: Together we will live forever.
[sheds a tear]
Tom Creo: Forever.
Izzi: [as Queen Isabella] Forever.
Tom Creo: [walks back to the tree] Forever.
[looks at it]
Tom Creo: We will live forever.
Izzi: [as Izzi] Finish it.
Tom Creo: OK.
Izzi: I asked Lilly... if I could be buried at her farm.
Tom Creo: No, stop it!
[he walks away, then turns back]
Tom Creo: I want you to be with me.
Izzi: I am with you, look! I'll always be with you. I promise.
Izzi: Will you stay with me tonight?
Tom Creo: Yeah... I'll stay.
Tom Creo: I'll stay.
Tom Creo: There you are.
Izzi: Hey, what are you doing here?
Tom Creo: Babe we have a
Tom Creo: at three.
Izzi: This is an actual Mayan book. It explains the Creation myth. You see that's first father. He's the very first human.
Tom Creo: Hum. Is he dead?
Izzi: He sacrificed himself to make the world.
Izzi: That's the tree of life bursting out of his stomach.
Tom Creo: Hey come.
Izzi: Listen. His body became the trees' roots. They spread and formed the earth. His soul became the branches rising up forming the sky. All the remained is first father's head. His children hung in in the heavens creating Xibalba.
Tom Creo: Xibalba. The star, eh,
Tom Creo: nebula
Izzi: So what do you think?
Izzi: That idea. Death as an act of creation.
Tom Creo: [looks away, withdrawing] I'll pull out the car and meet you out front.
Izzi: Every shadow no matter how deep is threatened by morning light.
Tom Creo: [looking at 500+ tattoo rings on his arms which count the years since Izzy died] You pull me through time.
Tom Creo: Through that last dark cloud is a dying star. And soon enough, Xibalbia will die. And when it explodes, it will be reborn. You will bloom...
Tom Creo: [reserverdly bitter] and I will live.
Tom Creo: Death is a disease, it's like any other. And there's a cure. A cure - and I will find it.
Tomas Verde: There's no hope for us here, there is only death.
Tomas Verde: I'm sorry father, for you there is only death. But our destiny is life!
Dr. Lillian Guzetti: Tommy, no one invents new drugs overnight, no one! You're not being rational. You can't fix everything!
Tom Creo: Don't tell me what I can and can't do.
Dr. Lillian Guzetti: Your wife needs you! Why are you here?
Tom Creo: Why the fuck do you think I'm here?
Tom Creo: There's been progress at work...
Izzi: [laughs] My conquistador! Always conquering...
Isabel: Kneel, Conquistador.
[Tomas kneels before her]
Isabel: Let in the morning light.
[the doors are opened; light floods into the hall]
Isabel: The beast runs amok in my kingdom. He has isolated me, and now he is sharpening his talons for one more fateful push. But salvation lies in the jungles of New Spain. Will you deliver Spain from bondage?
Tom Creo: What are you doing here?
Izzi: Take a walk with me.
Tom Creo: I have too much work.
Izzi: It's the first snow, we always...
Tom Creo: [interrupting] They're waiting on me.
Izzi: Come on Tommy...
Tom Creo: Please, Izzi!
Tom Creo: I'm sorry. I am.
[Izzi walks out]
Tom Creo: I'll see you tonight, OK?
Isabel: Will you deliver Spain from bondage?
Tomas Verde: Upon my honor and my life.
Isabel: Then you shall take this ring to remind you of your promise.
[hands him the ring]
Isabel: You shall wear it when you find Eden, and when you return, I shall be your Eve.
[he looks at her]
Isabel: Together we will live forever.
[first title card]: Therefore, the Lord God banished Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden and placed a flaming sword to protect the tree of life. - Genesis 3:24