Episode 6 - Requiem for a Dream


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In today’s episode we are finishing our Hubert Selby Jr. double feature by having a look at Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream (2000). The movie is again set mostly in Brooklyn and while also exploring themes similar to those of Last Exit to Brooklyn, Requiem’s arguably even bleaker tone and story, as well as its novel and in part experimental approach to filmmaking at the time of release, manage to make it a very distinct viewing experience. We’ll be discussing editing choices, overall themes and the movie’s main characters: the widowed Sara and a trio of junkies consisting of her son Harry, his girlfriend Marion and his best friend Tyrone.

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