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This is another movie that has a motivational guru. I think this guy was selling juicers or something. But his informmercials were hilarious.

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I have never seen this film, but I took a peek at a synopsis of it.  Here are some of the descriptions that stood out for me: "a dark spiral into the abyss of barren fantasies doomed to extinction," and "With its unflinching dissection of addiction, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM is a psychologically disturbing, visually captivating depiction of lost hope. The last half hour of the film is among the most harrowing of any film ever made."

Seems this film fits right in here.  We'll see.  I will have to take a peek at it.  I had heard the title before, but never really paid attention to it.  Now I really want to see it!

Scott (Selfosophy Psycho)

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"Requiem for a Dream" is a pretty dark movie. If I could compare it to a Millennium Episode it would be sorta like Human Essence only A LOT better. It deals with addiction. Mainly drugs and what people will do to get them. It also contrasts the illegal street drugs that mess up people's lives with legal over the counter drugs that consume the old lady's life.  And her addiction and obsession to television. But there is some comic relief in the Tappy Tibbon's infommercials. Tappy Tibbon's played by Christopher McDonald:

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All in all I wouldn't say it was very "Millenniumistic". But the Tappy Tibbon's reminded me of "Doomsday Defense" kind of humor. But it is very dark like Millennium. The film is shot beautifully. Some scenes are just amazing. And some scenes are hard not to turn your head especially if you're watching the unedited directors cut. But worth watching just to see Tappy Tippons the typical hyper,over the top, manic, almost insane infommercial guy/gameshow guy.

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I thought of Human Essense when I was reading the synopsis on the internet and at the video rental place last night.  I didn't get this one yet.  I opted to check out Eye See You (which I haven't seen), and Lost Souls (which I have seen), both of which have been discussed in this forum in recent weeks/months.  I wanted to see them so I could jump in with some more immediately experiencial discussion of my own.

I will definitely get to Requiem, probably when I get Darko.

That picture it great!  From the sound of it, the film seems to have that same dark & desperate quality as MLM, and that same sometimes subtle, sometimes over-the-top humour that the dark desperation seems to give rise to.  I can't wait to see it!  The Tarpy story line seems very reminiscent of Doomsday Defense.  Can't wait to see it!

Scott (Selfosophy Psycho)

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I just recently saw this movie on DVD. I watched it with my mother and she said she hated it. She thought the concept was good, but the actual movie was very hard to swallow. I thought the movie was very over the edge. My room mate recommended me this movie because I had liked Trainspotting.

Watch this movie if you have a strong stomach. My favourite was how the filming was actually done, especially with placement of the camera and all.

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i thought this was a great film, not all movies need to be happy.

i watched this with my cousin and he strongly disliked it, called it "the most depressing movie he had ever seen"

this is a film i think every high schooler should watch.

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Why has'nt anyone reccomended this director's first film yet. It's called Pi and its about a Hassidic cult who think a mathematician has found the true name of God in a 216 digit number. Its pretty bonkers, to say the least, but trust me; it's VERY milleniumistic.

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Why has'nt anyone reccomended this director's first film yet. It's called Pi and its about a Hassidic cult who think a mathematician has found the true name of God in a 216 digit number. Its pretty bonkers, to say the least, but trust me; it's VERY milleniumistic.

....Hmmmm,i've honestly never heard of it. is it on DVD do you know? another VERY millenniumistic,and very disturbing,film is "FRAILITY". THAT ONE BOTHERED AND FASCINATED ME FOR A WHILE AFTERWARDS.

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I still need to rent Pi (and Requim for a Dream).

Be Seeing You,

David Blackwell

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....Hmmmm,i've honestly never heard of it. is it on DVD do you know?    another VERY millenniumistic,and very disturbing,film is "FRAILITY". THAT ONE BOTHERED AND FASCINATED ME FOR A WHILE AFTERWARDS.

                                                          se7en :ouro:

I found 'Pi" to be weird and a bit hard to follow. Wierder than most of David Lynch's stuff if that's possible. Also, "Pi" is shot in a highly contrasty B/W which I found unappealing.

"Frailty" now was another story. Yes, it was a disturbing film, made more so, I think by applying the Hitch**** technique of having most of the violence and gore occur off-screen so that the viewer's imagination has to fill in the image. The plot twist/climax was very Hitch****ian (or maybe Rod Serling-like). :ghostface:

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