History YMMV / RequiemForADream

6th Apr '18 6:11:40 AM TheJayman49
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* AwardSnub: The film received a single [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] nomination and won nothing. Considering the film's staying power [such as being ranked 80th on IMDB's top 250 films, as well as it's visual style being the subject of thoughtful video essays[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkDL50mXbbI]]], it's absence in the Best Director and Best Picture categories seems increasingly questionable in retrospect.

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* AwardSnub: The film received a single [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] nomination and won nothing. Considering the film's staying power [such as being ranked 80th on IMDB's top 250 films, as well as it's visual style being the subject of thoughtful video essays[[https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkDL50mXbbI]]], com/watch?v=rkDL50mXbbI thoughtful video essays]], it's absence in the Best Director and Best Picture categories seems increasingly questionable in retrospect.
30th Mar '18 3:44:47 AM gbw1996
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* AwardSnub: The film received a single [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] nomination and won nothing. Considering the strength of the film's artistry and that its staying power seems to only grow with time [such as being ranked 80th on IMDB's top 250 films], it's absence in the Best Director and Best Picture categories seems increasingly questionable in retrospect.

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* AwardSnub: The film received a single [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] nomination and won nothing. Considering the strength of the film's artistry and that its staying power seems to only grow with time [such as being ranked 80th on IMDB's top 250 films], films, as well as it's visual style being the subject of thoughtful video essays[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkDL50mXbbI]]], it's absence in the Best Director and Best Picture categories seems increasingly questionable in retrospect.
30th Mar '18 3:33:18 AM gbw1996
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* AwardSnub: The film received a single [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] nomination and won nothing. Considering the strength of the film's artistry and that its staying power seems to only grow with time [such as being ranked 80th on IMDB's top 250 films], it's absence in the Best Director and Best Picture seems pretty absurd in retrospect.

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* AwardSnub: The film received a single [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] nomination and won nothing. Considering the strength of the film's artistry and that its staying power seems to only grow with time [such as being ranked 80th on IMDB's top 250 films], it's absence in the Best Director and Best Picture categories seems pretty absurd increasingly questionable in retrospect.
30th Mar '18 3:31:38 AM gbw1996
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* AwardSnub: The film received a single [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] nomination and won nothing.

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* AwardSnub: The film received a single [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] nomination and won nothing. Considering the strength of the film's artistry and that its staying power seems to only grow with time [such as being ranked 80th on IMDB's top 250 films], it's absence in the Best Director and Best Picture seems pretty absurd in retrospect.


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** The film did not receive nominations for either cinematography nor editing despite both the camera work and storytelling style being unforgettable elements critical to the film's power.
26th Feb '18 5:57:05 AM AmuckCricetine
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* FirstInstallmentWins: Even though the film is the second feature length film by Darren Aronofsky, it is considered to be his best.



* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The film's use of the "hip hop montage", a series of rapid cuts accompanied by sound effects, looks normal now, despite the fact that this was the film that popularised its use (Aronofsky previously used it in ''Film/{{Pi}}''.) This extends to the point where ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' used a similar montage to show Homer's reaction to eating a [=McRib=] sandwich, which [=McDonald's=] themselves then copied for a bacon wrap ad.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The film's use of the "hip hop montage", a series of rapid cuts accompanied by sound effects, looks normal now, despite the fact that this was the film that popularised its use (Aronofsky (Creator/DarrenAronofsky previously used it in ''Film/{{Pi}}''.) This extends to the point where ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' used a similar montage to show Homer's reaction to eating a [=McRib=] sandwich, which [=McDonald's=] themselves then copied for a bacon wrap ad.
6th Dec '17 12:05:09 PM cwf123
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* ParanoiaFuel: The film could make you think about staying away from your refrigerator.
2nd Nov '17 9:53:40 AM cwf123
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* ValuesResonance: In late 2017, when opioids are now considered an epidemic, the book and the film have a great resurgence to a highly positive degree.
18th Oct '17 8:59:29 AM cwf123
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* MostAnnoyingSound: "Can you hear me? Can you see me?" "Yes, sir." "Okay for work."
13th Oct '17 3:33:10 PM ClintEastwood
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** Creator/ChristopherMacDonald as the "JUICE" infomercial/motivational speaker Tappy Tibbons, whose program Sara watches and she believes she's getting invited to as a "contestant". They filmed an entire presentation of the "JUICE" program in one day with [=MacDonald=] improvising most of it. At the end of the shoot, ''everyone'' in attendance gave him a standing ovation.

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** Creator/ChristopherMacDonald Creator/ChristopherMcDonald as the "JUICE" infomercial/motivational speaker Tappy Tibbons, whose program Sara watches and she believes she's getting invited to as a "contestant". They filmed an entire presentation of the "JUICE" program in one day with [=MacDonald=] improvising most of it. At the end of the shoot, ''everyone'' in attendance gave him a standing ovation.
13th Oct '17 3:32:42 PM ClintEastwood
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* SpecialEffectFailure: As sad as the film's ending is, it does get ruined when one notices Jared Leto's real arm pressed up against him can be seen under the blue sheet, and when people can see the cotton on the ground masquerading as snow (when the ladies try to console each other after seeing Sara) and that it was clearly shot in a summer day.

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* SpecialEffectFailure: As sad as the film's ending is, it does get ruined when one notices Jared Leto's Creator/JaredLeto's real arm pressed up against him can be seen under the blue sheet, and when people can see the cotton on the ground masquerading as snow (when the ladies try to console each other after seeing Sara) and that it was clearly shot in a summer day.
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