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Old 01-02-2012, 12:25 PM   #16
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Default Re: Trainspotting vs Requiem for a Dream

I've said it here before...I think Requiem for a Dream is one of the most overrated movies along with Memento.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:17 PM   #17
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Default Re: Trainspotting vs Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a dream.

How he ends it left me sick to my stomach. You know a movie is good when you have a physical reaction.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:32 PM   #18
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I saw Requiem for the first time a few months ago after hearing about it for a decade. It was a little over-hyped and overrated, it was impossible not to be. Ellen Burstyn as Harry's mother completely stole the movie. The story and other characters took a back-seat to her unbelievable performance. She was like a silverback against puppies.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:05 AM   #19
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I saw Requiem for the first time a few months ago after hearing about it for a decade. It was a little over-hyped and overrated, it was impossible not to be. Ellen Burstyn as Harry's mother completely stole the movie. The story and other characters took a back-seat to her unbelievable performance. She was like a silverback against puppies.

Actually, all four of them were amazing. It just so happened that Ellen put on an extremely brilliant performance.

Not sure about it being overrated - 3/5 people I ask don't even know about it.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:12 AM   #20
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Default Re: Trainspotting vs Requiem for a Dream

I actually thought Requiem was funnier than Trainspotting personally. It's probably the best edited movie ever. However crushing the ending is.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:15 AM   #21
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Ellen Burstyn as Harry's mother completely stole the movie.
She was good but she was too old to be Harry's mother. She looked like she should have been his grandmother.
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:32 PM   #22
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Actually, all four of them were amazing. It just so happened that Ellen put on an extremely brilliant performance.

Not sure about it being overrated - 3/5 people I ask don't even know about it.

Apparently opinions vary.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:16 AM   #23
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I love both of these movies, But I prefer Trainspotting. I love the soundtrack. Good acting by a 25 yrs.old Ewan Mcgregor.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:28 AM   #24
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The one with the Wayans brother.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:33 AM   #25
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The one with the Wayans brother.


Good acting by Marlon Wayans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq8eGSmrwFU


Trainspotting - My Best Scene (Underworld - "Born Slippy")
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:35 AM   #26
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You're thinking of Blankman, which is better than these two movies.
Actually was thinking Buletproof.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:46 AM   #27
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trainspotting. lighter tone and more realistic. cant beat the UK

requiem is very tragic but insults my intelligence on how drugs can realistically mess up your life. its never as dramatic as it appears to be.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:47 AM   #28
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Requiem is great, but it's a little too unrealistic to be believable.

Burstyn is actually the most unbelievable role in that show. If she wanted to control her appetite a doctor will just give her a slight stimulant, maybe low dose ritalin. Nothing that will give her the psychotic breaks that she gets. Also I don't see why she will suddenly want to overdose herself on the pills. And the electroshock scene is the worst, you are supposed to be totally sedated and feel no pain during electroshock therapy.

Other unreal scene is how the doctor totally ignore Leto's infected arm and allow him to be hauled to prison. And the prison officers still treat him like shit even though he was totally sick. In the end his arm has to be cut off. Really? I can get the arrested part, but at least give him some antibiotics for his arm first before taking him away.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:18 PM   #29
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Default Re: Trainspotting vs Requiem for a Dream

all three films mentioned in this thread- reqiem/trainspotting/memento are all great and have alot of similarities.

they all represent the early work of three great directors and all three a typical young filmmakers films, crammed with style and emphasising a whole lot of technical ability.

i would say tho, that whilst trainspotting and especially memento represent the best work of boyle and nolan, which they have never surpassed. aronofsky however went on to even better things....
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