Requiem for a Dream (2000) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Requiem for a Dream

Darren Aronofsky, 2000

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Requiem for a Dream
Hubert Selby Jr., 1978

Requiem for a Dream is a movie directed by Darren Aronofsky in 2000 and based on the book of the same name by Hubert Selby Jr., first published in 1978. The movie features Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans, Christopher McDonald, Louise Lasser, and others.

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RATING

8.3

/ 10

Movie Poster: Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)

8.1

/ 10

Book Cover: Requiem for a Dream (Hubert Selby Jr., 1978)

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Storyline

Sara Goldfarb, a widow who lives alone in a Brighton Beach apartment, spends her time watching television. When Harry recognizes the signs of her drug abuse and implores her to stop taking the amphetamines, Sara insists that the chance to appear on television and the increased admiration from her friends are her remaining reasons to live.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Requiem for a Dream, the 2000 movie by Darren Aronofsky

Year

2000

Minutes

102

Movie Rate

8.30

Source: IMDb

Movie

Requiem for a Dream

Country: USA

Year: 2000

Length: 1h42m

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Cover of Requiem for a Dream, the 1978 book by Hubert Selby Jr.

Year

1978

Pages

279

Book Rate

8.18

S: Goodreads

Book

Requiem for a Dream

Country: USA

First published in: 1978

Length: 279 pages

Genre: Fiction

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