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Requiem for a Dream
(2000)
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Composed, Co-Performed, and Co-Produced by:
Clint Mansell

Co-Performed by:
Kronos Quartet

Co-Produced by:
Judith Sherman
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Nonesuch Records
(October 10th, 2000)
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Regular U.S. release. A remix album with heavier electronics was released commercially two years later.
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Buy it... if you fully appreciate the mind-numbingly depressing demeanor of the film and are prepared for an equally heavy and sparsely abstract score from Clint Mansell, a clear precursor to his music for The Fountain.

Avoid it... if you demand clarity of direction, complexity in construct, or redemption at the end of this extremely dulling, morbidly ambient listening experience.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,453
WRITTEN 10/10/09
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Requiem for a Dream: (Clint Mansell) Does anybody wonder why the suicide rate in America is so high these days? Is it because of the population's collective struggles with addiction? Or is it, perhaps, in part due to extraordinarily depressing depictions of addiction and personal collapse like Darren Aronofsky's 2000 film Requiem for a Dream? If you're a hopeless optimist, then films like this exist only as a result of the alternatively sick-minded segment of society, one willing to visualize the destruction of people in order to make statements about the nature of addiction and other unsavory topics. Indeed, Requiem for a Dream is as depressing a film as any you could imagine, telling of four lives ruined by everything from heroin to weight-loss pills and delusion. Aronofsky's unconventional methods of shooting and cutting the film, using extreme close-ups and rapid cuts to convey the haphazard consciousness of each character, is almost as disturbing as the content itself, which was based on a 1978 novel of the same name. As a piece of art, Requiem for a Dream excels, but it does so by exploiting a subject matter that is more likely to repulse the mainstream public than induce the desired provocation of thought. Because of graphic sex incorporated into the film, Aronofsky had to fight the dreaded NC-17 rating handed down by the MPAA, eventually choosing to release it without a rating rather than sacrifice the integrity of the work. Not unexpectedly, Requiem for a Dream was destined to be embraced by only a cult following, and its $4 million budget led to $7 million in grosses despite some attention from various awarding bodies for its acting performances. Met with an equally cult-like reception was Clint Mansell's music for the film. While much praise has been showered upon the composer for the sparse, but effective approach he took toward addressing the incredibly somber tone of Requiem for a Dream, the limiting of the performing group to the string group Kronos Quartet and the composer himself on electronics was as much a financial decision as it was an artistic one. Mansell, once a vocalist for the British group Pop Will Eat Itself, and Aronofsky had collaborated previously on Pi (resulting in a meandering electronica score) and the composer's score for the director's forthcoming The Fountain would yield a fan response similar to that of Requiem for a Dream (but exceeding it in terms of volume).



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Average: 3.77 Stars
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Hidden tracks, where are they?
Soloman Krieger - January 12, 2013, at 10:06 a.m.
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loving and hating "Requiem For A Dream"
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Requiem for a Tower is better
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 50:32
Summer:
• 1. Summer Overture (2:36)
• 2. Party (0:28)
• 3. Coney Island Dreaming (1:04)
• 4. Party (0:36)
• 5. Chocolate Charms (0:25)
• 6. Ghosts of Things to Come (1:33)
• 7. Dreams (0:44)
• 8. Tense (0:37)
• 9. Dr. Pill (0:42)
• 10. High on Life (0:11)
• 11. Ghosts (1:21)
• 12. Crimin' and Dealin' (1:44)
• 13. Hope Overture (2:31)
• 14. Tense (0:28)
• 15. Bialy and Lox Conga (0:45)
Fall:
• 16. Cleaning Apartment (1:25)
• 17. Ghosts-Falling (1:11)
• 18. Dreams (1:02)
• 19. Arnold (2:35)
• 20. Marion Barfs (2:22)
• 21. Supermarket Sweep (2:14)
• 22. Dreams (0:32)
• 23. Sara Goldfarb Has Left the Building (1:17)
• 24. Bugs Got a Devilish Grin Conga (0:57)

Winter:
• 25. Winter Overture (0:19)
• 26. Southern Hospitality (1:23)
• 27. Fear (2:26)
• 28. Full Tense (1:04)
• 29. The Beginning of the End (4:28)
• 30. Ghosts of a Future Lost (1:50)
• 31. Meltdown (3:55)
• 32. Lux Aeterna (3:54)
• 33. Cone Island Low (2:13)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes no extra information about the score or film. The album concludes with sound effects attributed to the waves and seagulls of Coney Island, with no musical element whatsoever in the concluding track.
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