Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

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by Aronofsky, Hubert Selby
     
 

"This modern-day fable is set on the rusted mean streets of Coney Island, Brooklyn. The dual storyline parallels four people who hanker after a better life, in an end-of-the-century America that offers a panoply of addictive, mine-altering possibilities: television, food, sex, drugs, weight loss..." "There's Sara Goldfarb (Ellen Burstyn), a lonely, widowed mother who… See more details below

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"This modern-day fable is set on the rusted mean streets of Coney Island, Brooklyn. The dual storyline parallels four people who hanker after a better life, in an end-of-the-century America that offers a panoply of addictive, mine-altering possibilities: television, food, sex, drugs, weight loss..." "There's Sara Goldfarb (Ellen Burstyn), a lonely, widowed mother who dreams of appearing on TV, but spends her days glued to the tube, especially the game shows. She feels overweight and unattractive and her unhappiness isn't helped by her son Harry (Jared Leto), who'll gladly steal Sara's TV set to pawn it for drug money. Harry is a serious junkie. So is his beautiful girlfriend Marion (Jennifer Connelly). So is his best friend Tyrone (Marlon Wayans). But these three have their own dreams, of making a big score and opening a store in the city." "Soon their beautiful dreams starts to fall apart and assume horrifying dimensions. Yet Sara, Harry, Marion and Tyrone refuse to abandon hope. And so they plummet downwards with their dreams in a nightmarish, gut-wrenching free-fall."--BOOK JACKET.

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Library Journal
Aronofsky made a lot of industry noise in 1998 with Pi, his critically praised low-budget indie hit and debut feature. For his second film, he collaborated with one of his literary gurus, Hubert Selby Jr., to adapt Selby's 1978 cult classic Last Exit to Brooklyn. Set on the scarred and bleak streets of Coney Island, Brooklyn, the story follows heroin addict and twentysomething Harry Goldfarb (Jared Leto), his smack-snack gorgeous girlfriend Marion (Jennifer Connelly), and running buddy Tyrone (Marlon Wayans) as they conceive a way to score pure heroin. An illuminating interview with Aronofsky prefaces the script, which in the Faber & Faber vein, unlike the Newmarket "Shooting Script," has less detailed camera shots and reads more like a play. For more specialized cinematic collections. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780571206315
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.36(d)

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