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Requiem

PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2001 12:25 pm
by PunkWashGurl
what did everyone think of requiem for a dream? i loved it i know its not a foreign film but its so so good...

Re: Requiem

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2001 1:35 pm
by vvasquez
I think it's the only film on the subject matter that places addiction as capitalism's most necessary element, much better than Traffic's intentional racial vagueness casting (ultimately submissive to comfortable stereotypes) and other sensationalist images and preachy dialogue.

I loved it too, and think it fits a foreign film category purely for the non-hollywood look and treatment.

Re: Requiem

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2001 1:39 pm
by vvasquez
I think it's the only film on the subject matter that places addiction as capitalism's most necessary element, much better than Traffic's intentional racial vagueness casting (ultimately submissive to comfortable stereotypes) and other sensationalist images and preachy dialogue.

I loved it too, and think it fits a foreign film category purely for the non-hollywood look and treatment.

Re: Requiem

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2001 11:30 pm
by ygie
Traffic and Requiem are two very different films.
Requiem focuses on the addict and Traffic takes a look at the lifes of those who sell narcotics, good vs. evil.

Tell you what my brother who is a retired Drug Enforcement Agent says this movie is as close as it can get to reality.

Re: Requiem

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2002 7:35 pm
by stof_
With a flood of slasher flicks coming out every day, It's nice to finally see a horror film. Requiem might be about drugs, but it left me more frightened and disturbed than any crazed killer vampire. As fantastic as it was, I refuse to see it again. It was just too much for me.

Re: Requiem

PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2002 5:04 am
by Curt46n2
Requiem for a Dream was one of the best movies I've ever seen. However, to suggest that it fits in the foreign film category is ridiculous. Unless you consider indie and foreign films in the same category, you are ignoring the fact that America has some brilliant talent.

Re: Requiem

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2002 7:24 am
by stof_
Curt. This site has somewhat transended the realm of simply "foreign" films. It's become a place to exchange views on films outside the norm. I don't mind that it's an american film at all. It was fantastic and unconventional. thats good enough for me.

Re: Requiem

PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2002 1:37 am
by Curt46n2
stof, I was responding to a comment by vvasquez.

Re: Requiem

PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 5:37 pm
by Ria
It is one of the most disturbing films I’ve ever seen. What I mean by that isn’t what was in it but the feeling you were left with.

It is truly superb!



*SPOLIER ALERT*
It truly shows that even with the best intentions how wrong things can go. None of them meant for things to get that bad, especially the mum. All she wanted was to lose weight. The way it was left at the end, so dark was brilliantly shocking.

Re: Requiem

PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2003 3:39 am
by smurfrevolt
I love this film! It makes me have an inferiority complex as a filmmaker; you are (I am) awed by the technique, and especially the way it was presented.