History Literature / RequiemForADream

6th Dec '15 1:38:38 PM Aquila89
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Harry is a twenty-something drug addict, who routinely steals his long-suffering mother's TV to pawn it for money. His mother, Sara, is a timid and lonely shell of a woman who lives in a permanent state of denial. Her only concerns are to hide her son's condition from the world as much as from herself, being accepted by the neighborhood's women, and watching a television self-help infomercial show almost continually. One summer day, Harry and his best friend Tyrone decide to not just be drug addicts but also drug dealers, with help from Harry's would-be fashion designer girlfriend Marion. Marion's parents are unaware that she's quit seeing her psychologist (thanks to her occasionally dating the man to keep him quiet), and routinely send her money, which Harry and Tyrone gladly make use of. Harry's dream is to help Marion start her own fashion store -- which, he tells her, could be done with the money gained from selling drugs directly.
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Harry Goldfarb (Creator/JaredLeto) is a twenty-something drug addict, who routinely steals his long-suffering mother's TV to pawn it for money. His mother, Sara, Sara (Ellen Burstyn), is a timid and lonely shell of a woman who lives in a permanent state of denial. Her only concerns are to hide her son's condition from the world as much as from herself, being accepted by the neighborhood's women, and watching a television self-help infomercial show almost continually. One summer day, Harry and his best friend Tyrone (Marlon Wayans) decide to not just be drug addicts but also drug dealers, with help from Harry's would-be fashion designer girlfriend Marion.Marion (Creator/JenniferConnelly). Marion's parents are unaware that she's quit seeing her psychologist (thanks to her occasionally dating the man to keep him quiet), and routinely send her money, which Harry and Tyrone gladly make use of. Harry's dream is to help Marion start her own fashion store -- which, he tells her, could be done with the money gained from selling drugs directly.
1st Oct '15 3:29:53 PM Kasumiwumi
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** Anther possible shout out is AmericanPsycho, in the scene where Harry gets his arm cut off. In AmericanPsycho, he gets hacked to bits.
14th Sep '15 9:39:35 AM Kasumiwumi
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* CameraTricks: Practically a camera circus
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* CameraTricks: Practically a camera circuscircus.
21st Jul '15 1:47:01 PM EBsessed
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* ViciousCycle: Marion's FateWorseThanDeath. Drugs are the only things that give her solace, but to acquire them she has to perform deeds of such degradation that she needs drugs to forget about them.
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* ViciousCycle: Marion's FateWorseThanDeath. Drugs are the only things thing that give her solace, but to acquire them she has to perform deeds of such degradation that she needs drugs to forget about them.
21st Jul '15 1:44:17 PM EBsessed
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* ViciousCycle: Marion's FateWorseThanDeath. Drugs are the only thing that gives her solace, but to acquire them she has to perform deeds of such degradation that she needs drugs to forget about them.
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* ViciousCycle: Marion's FateWorseThanDeath. Drugs are the only thing things that gives give her solace, but to acquire them she has to perform deeds of such degradation that she needs drugs to forget about them.
21st Jul '15 1:39:20 PM EBsessed
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* ThemeNaming: Harry and Sara '''Gold'''farb, Marion '''Silver''', and Tyrone '''Love'''. They turn to drugs in order to gain they consider to be valuables: Sara wants a chance to be glamorous on TV, Marion and Harry want money to open a boutique, and Tyrone wants to honor his late mother.
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* ThemeNaming: Harry and Sara '''Gold'''farb, Marion '''Silver''', and Tyrone '''Love'''. They turn to drugs in order to gain what they consider to be valuables: Sara wants a chance to be glamorous on TV, Marion and Harry want money to open a boutique, and Tyrone wants to honor his late mother.

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* ThemeNaming: Harry and Sara '''Gold'''farb, Marion '''Silver''', and Tyrone '''Love'''. They turn to drugs in order to gain they consider to be valuables: Sara wants **Also the title of the film, as a chance to be glamorous on TV, Marion and Harry want money to open requiem is a boutique, and Tyrone wants to honor his late mother. death song, fittingly making "Death Song for a Dream" the title of a film about dying dreams.
21st Jul '15 1:25:27 PM EBsessed
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* StressVomit: Two examples: The first time is after Marian sleeps with her therapist for money. The second time is while Tyrone is making prison food while the security guard mocks him.
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* StressVomit: Two examples: The first time is after Marian Marion sleeps with her therapist for money. The second time is while Tyrone is making prison food while the security guard mocks him.
21st Jul '15 10:50:23 AM EBsessed
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* FateWorseThanDeath: The entire last quarter of the movie, with a different one for each character. You'd think that shooting up via a gangrene-ridden arm would be the low point. You'd be wrong. It's made even worse with the fact that none of them get to keep their freedom, but Marion is the only one to end up ''not'' in the care of an institution required to provide her with medical care. [[spoiler: Marion is stuck in an endless loop of prostitution and addiction with no avenue to free herself; the others have no choice but to get clean, though that's not necessarily a better fate because at that point they have no escape from the pain that they turned to drugs to run from in the first place.]]
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* FateWorseThanDeath: The entire last quarter of the movie, with a different one for each character. You'd think that shooting up via a gangrene-ridden arm would be the low point. You'd be wrong. It's made even worse with the fact that none of them get to keep their freedom, but Marion is the only one to end up ''not'' in the care of an institution required to provide her with medical care. [[spoiler: Marion is stuck in an endless loop of prostitution and addiction with no avenue to free herself; the herself. The others have no choice but to get clean, though that's not necessarily a better fate because at that point they have no escape from the pain that they turned to drugs to run from in the first place.]]
21st Jul '15 10:49:44 AM EBsessed
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* FateWorseThanDeath: The entire last quarter of the movie, with a different one for each character. You'd think that shooting up via a gangrene-ridden arm would be the low point. You'd be wrong. It's made even worse with the fact that none of them get to keep their freedom, but Marion is the only one to end up ''not'' in the care of an institution required to provide her with medical care. [[spoiler: Marion is stuck in an endless loop of prostitution and addiction with no avenue to free herself; the others have no choice to get clean, but that's not necessarily a better fate, because at that point they have no escape from the pain that they turned to drugs to run from in the first place.]]
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* FateWorseThanDeath: The entire last quarter of the movie, with a different one for each character. You'd think that shooting up via a gangrene-ridden arm would be the low point. You'd be wrong. It's made even worse with the fact that none of them get to keep their freedom, but Marion is the only one to end up ''not'' in the care of an institution required to provide her with medical care. [[spoiler: Marion is stuck in an endless loop of prostitution and addiction with no avenue to free herself; the others have no choice but to get clean, but though that's not necessarily a better fate, fate because at that point they have no escape from the pain that they turned to drugs to run from in the first place.]]
21st Jul '15 10:31:55 AM EBsessed
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* FanDisservice: Creator/JenniferConnelly performing in a live double-dildo show is not only presented as horrifyingly degrading, but inter-cut at lightning speed with tortuously horrible fates of all the other characters.
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* FanDisservice: Creator/JenniferConnelly performing in a live double-dildo show is not only presented as horrifyingly degrading, but inter-cut at lightning speed with tortuously horrible fates of all the other characters. Add in the erratic noise music to really ramp the disturbing tone up to 11 and you've got yourself a scene that would give you nightmares before it gave you wet dreams.
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