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Requiem for a Dream

Special Guests: Ellen Burstyn, Keith David, Christopher McDonald, Mark Margolis

Guest Co-Host: Emily Intravia

“Everyone is a junkie.” – William S. Burroughs

We talk about Darren Aronofsky’s 2000 film, Requiem for a Dream. Based on the 1978 book by Hubert Selby, Jr., it tells the tale of four New Yorkers whose lives spiral out of control due to addiction.

We’ve got a star-studded line-up of guests on this one including our co-host from The Feminine Critique, Emily Intravia.


Buy Requiem for a Dream on Blu-Ray

Buy Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby, Jr.

Buy Dopefiend by Donald Goines

Visit the official Keith David website

See Keith David in the new season of Community

Read this great article on Christopher McDonald from Salon

Listen to our Bonus Interview with Mark Margolis


“Lux Aeterna” – Clint Mansell & The Kronos Quartet

“Heroin” – The Velvet Underground

“Just One Fix” – Ministry

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Pupil – A Darren Aronofsky Supercut from WarmBakedBread on Vimeo.

About The Author
Mike White
Mike White
Often mistaken for the ginger screenwriter/actor of the same name, Mike White has been a frequent contributor to publications such as CinemaScope, Paracinema, Detroit’s Metro Times, and Detour-Mag.com. He’s served on juries at the Slamdance, Cinekink, MicroCineFest and Kansas City film festivals. Additionally, he’s been featured in the documentaries David Goodis: To a Pulp and The People Vs. George Lucas. In 2010, BearManor Media published Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. A collection of film reviews, Cinema Detours, will be published in 2013.

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