History Literature / RequiemForADream

13th Feb '17 9:54:03 PM Mdumas43073
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Originally a novel written in 1978 by Hubert Selby, Jr., ''Requiem For A Dream'' was made into a movie by Creator/DarrenAronofsky in 2000. The story is about three friends and one friend's mother, who over the course of nine months (summer, fall, winter) have their lives destroyed by drug addiction.

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Originally a novel written in 1978 by Hubert Selby, Jr., ''Requiem For A for a Dream'' was made into a movie by Creator/DarrenAronofsky in 2000. The story is about three friends and one friend's mother, who over the course of nine months (summer, fall, winter) have their lives destroyed by drug addiction.
15th Sep '16 2:21:05 PM Uyyy
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* CreatorCameo: Hubert Selby, Jr. shows up as a prison guard near the end.
29th Aug '16 11:47:24 AM kalutoganiq
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*** [[spoiler: The novel is more direct about stating that she's no longer capable of coherent thought, and she's permanently committed to a state hospital.]]


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* OhCrap: "Oh shit, you got a white driver!"
27th May '16 3:27:14 PM MikaHaeli8
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** Additionally, [[spoiler:Harry's left arm is mostly obscured by the TV in the opening credits.]]
18th May '16 8:03:52 AM stuffedninja
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* NotMyDriver: "Oh man, y'all got a white driver!" BANG!

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* NotMyDriver: "Oh man, y'all shit, you got a white driver!" BANG!
3rd May '16 4:19:42 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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* BlackGuyDiesFirst: Subverted. WordOfGod reveals that Tyrone is the only one of the main characters able to recover, making this a situation where the black guy is the only person who ''might'' survive. Emphasis on ''might.''
28th Apr '16 9:30:11 PM bt8257
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** The last shot of Tyrone is in prison where he recalls memories of his mother fondly. WordOfGod says that this shows that Tyrone is the only person capable of reclaiming his life.

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** The last shot of Tyrone is in prison where he recalls memories of his mother fondly. WordOfGod Word of God says that this shows that Tyrone is the only person capable of reclaiming his life.



* JitterCam: Used [[TropesAreNotBad quite effectively and disturbingly]] in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6YLT1yoNec the scene]] where Harry and Tyrone's cries of pain and pleas for help (Harry from his house, Tyrone from jail) almost harmonize, with the jitters being accompanied by distortion noises and getting more intense as the screams get louder.

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* JitterCam: Used [[TropesAreNotBad quite effectively and rather disturbingly]] in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6YLT1yoNec the scene]] where Harry and Tyrone's cries of pain and pleas for help (Harry from his house, Tyrone from jail) almost harmonize, with the jitters being accompanied by distortion noises and getting more intense as the screams get louder.
23rd Apr '16 7:23:48 PM stuffedninja
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* ScaryBlackMan: The pimp, Big Tim, demanding [[BreakTheCutie sexual favors]] from Sara.

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* ScaryBlackMan: The pimp, Big Tim, demanding [[BreakTheCutie sexual favors]] from Sara.Marion.
9th Apr '16 12:59:27 PM stuffedninja
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* ArcWords: "Come" is used often towards the end of the film, with different meanings.
** The last time we see Harry and Marion talking together is over the phone, with Marion asking if Harry will ever ''come'' back.
** The MadnessMontage has [[spoiler:the audience at Marion's sex show chanting "Cum!" overlayed with everyone else's horrible fates]].
** Harry's final scene has his nurse telling him that Marion will ''come'', and he breaks down in tears knowing it's not true.



* FaceCam: This movie codified it as one of Darren Aronofsky's trademarks.

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* FaceCam: This movie codified it as one of Darren Aronofsky's trademarks. trademarks, being used twice: once for [[spoiler:Tyrone fleeing the scene of a drug-gang assassination]] at the start of Fall, and again for Marion leaving the building after her sexual encounter with her psychiatrist.



* SplitScreen: Used a few times, most noticeably in the very first scene.

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* SplitScreen: Used a few times, most noticeably in the very first scene. It's often seen as being portrayed with an essence of isolation for the characters in each half, and this is most significant in the scene where this technique is utilized for a scene with Harry and Marion, even though they're ''right next to each other''. They're simultaneously together and alone.
29th Mar '16 1:22:37 AM eroock
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* ScaryBlackMan: The pimp, Big Tim, demanding [[BreakTheCutie sexual favors]] from Sara.
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