Just saw this. He seems to have some skill at expressing very unpleasant states of mind, and Aronofsky has evidently transferred this to cinema. They both have a tendency to fall back on virtuoso technique when they are casting about for something to do. This makes their work seldom dull, but also a bit promiscuous. Fisheye lenses.
Stories From The Set: Requiem for a Dream - One Room With A View
But anyway, I just finished watching this movie about a half hour ago and I would very much appreciate it if someone could explain to me WTF I just used up nearly two hours viewing? It was pure comedy the first time I saw it. Though, that might have something to do with the ungodly amount of acid I accidentally took beforehand. I loved Requiem, and I can totally understand people not digging it.
This not being the most honest of industries, a lot of the money men went quiet when he sent the script for his followup project, which would turn out to be something of a difficult second album. In brief, the book tells the story of four characters living in Brooklyn replaced in the film by Coney Island struggling with addiction, delusion and obsession, all struggling with how to navigate such waters in the shadow of New York City. When Aronofsky asked Selby for his blessing, it transpired that the latter had once worked on his own screenplay years prior. One thing the two differed on was the age of their leads; Aronofsky wanted them to be much younger, between 14 and 16, to further demonstrate the devastating impact of drugs and elicit a greater emotional response from the audience.