Have you ever seen Requiem for a dream?
December 3, 2006 10:20am CST
This is my prefered film. What you think about it?
• United States
6 Dec 06
This is one of my favorite films. It is visually stunning combining the cinematic beauty of a Peter Greenaway film like The Pillow Book with the high intensity experimentalism used by David O. Russell in Three Kings and John Woo in most of his action movies. It also makes great use of its soundtrack to enhance the storytelling and visual effects - like Koyaanisqatsi's score by Philip Glass (not just popular music that already has its own cultural significance ala Scorcese/Tarantino). On top of all of this, there is top notch acting, and great character development. The plot itself is rather predictable, but given the way that the film is shot and time structured, this is not even an issue. And given Hollywood's preference for a happy ending, many find this film to be unpredictable. I like it lots, although it's a bit too brutal for me to call it my favorite.