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Requiem for a Dream (2000)

US 101m, Colour
Director: Darren Aronofsky; Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

requiem_for_a_dreamBased on the 1978 Hubert Selby, Jr. novel of the same name, Requiem for a Dream is a dark and highly stylized story of addiction and delusion that lead its main characters into a downward spiral of obsession and self-destruction. Aronofsky’s ability to portray fractured states of mind through fast short cuts is perfectly paired with Clint Mansell’s dramatic musical themes that result in an increasingly frantic atmosphere of despair and hopelessness.  Eventually the demands of their addictions overtake their respective realities, and though each respond in a different fashion, the results are similarly devastating (Klaus Ming January 2013).

2 comments on “Requiem for a Dream (2000)

  1. CMrok93

    Just one of those flicks that hits me whenever I watch it, and hits me so, so very hard. Good review Klaus.

  2. Klaus

    Aronofsky has some skill in making movies that have that kind of impact. While they may not be all that likable, they are memorable – and for that are worth watching and re-watching.

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