Connect with us

Entertainment

Watch: ‘Requiem for a Dream’ 20th Anniversary Performance of “Lux Aeterna” Celebrates the Film’s 4K Home Video Release

Published

on

Requiem for a Dream 20th anniversary performance

Even if it’s been many years since you’ve seen Requiem for a Dream, director Darren Aronofsky‘s gut-punch of a movie, you can probably hear the film’s most famous piece of music in your head if you read the words “Lux Aeterna.” That catchy, eerie song comes courtesy of composer Clint Mansell, and since Requiem for a Dream is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Kronos Quartet has reconvened (in a socially-distanced setting, thanks to the pandemic) to bring that haunting tune back into the forefront of your mind once again. Check it out below.

Requiem for a Dream 20th Anniversary Performance

The first time I saw Requiem for a Dream, it was by myself after midnight in a dorm room in college. I remember the visceral effect it had leaving me reeling for days afterward, and this score being stuck in my head was a big part of why it had such a lasting impact.

Coincidentally, I just spoke with Clint Mansell this week about his experience scoring Ben Wheatley’s upcoming Netflix adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s gothic romance classic Rebecca, and he mentioned his working style on Requiem during our conversation. “I did a 20 year Requiem of a Dream anniversary for the Toronto International Film Festival recently, and talking about that reminded me that I used to write on the script a lot, back in the early days of my formative years [as a composer],” he told me. “It was something that I’d kind of moved away from over time, but I went back to that with Rebecca.”

This performance is also in support of the movie’s new 4K remaster, which was overseen by cinematographer Matthew Libatique and makes the film available for the first time in both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. There are also some brand new special features on the 4K disc, including:

  • NEW: “On Set: 1999” Featurette
  • NEW: “Transcendent Moments: The Score of Requiem for a Dream” Featurette
  • NEW: “Ellen Burstyn on Requiem for a Dream” Featurette
  • NEW: “Through Their Eyes: Revisiting Requiem for a Dream” Featurette

Here’s the trailer for the remastered version:

Celebrating its 20th anniversary with a 4K Ultra HD release, Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream — with a screenplay by Aronofsky and Hubert Selby Jr., based on Selby’s novel — is a hypnotic film about four people pursuing their visions of happiness. Even as everything begins to fall apart, they refuse to let go, plummeting with their dreams into a nightmarish, gut-wrenching freefall.

The Requiem for a Dream 4K combo pack is available now.

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

Entertainment

Radhika Apte reveals real reason why she got married

Published

on

By

Radhika Apte needs no introduction to Kollywood fans after her appearance as Superstar Rajinikanth’s wife in ‘Kabali’ directed by Pa Ranjith.  The intense actress impressed with her performance of a meek girl to a mother of a grown-up and especially her reunion scene with Rajini took the audience on an emotional ride.

Radhika is happily married to her British boyfriend Benedict Taylor who is a singer and she shuttles between Mumbai and London to balance her personal and professional life.

Radhika Apte in her most recent interaction with Vikranth Massey on social media from London has admitted that she does not believe in the institution of marriage.  When asked why she got married the talented performer replied that it is easier for married people to get a British visa and that’s why she and her man opted for it in 2012.

Radhika is currently chilling with Taylor in their London home during the lockdown and will soon start filming her next English film ‘Noor Inayat Khan’ in which she plays a spy based on a true story.

Read More

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Jacqueline Fernandez shares picture of her being in ‘happy place’

Published

on

By

Actor Jacqueline Fernandez is working on a secret project where she found herself in a ‘happy place’. Taking it to Instagram on Sunday, the 35-year-old actor shared a picture dressed up like a traffic police officer as she is seen laughing her heart out.

“How was everyone’s Sunday?? Fun project coming up soon! #myhappyplace,” wrote Fernandez along with a picture where she is also seen holding a coffee mug. The ‘Kick’ actor also shared a few Instagram stories of her getting ready for the upcoming project.

Recently, the actor extended gratitude to her fans after the number of Instagram followers hit the 46 million mark.

Keep scrolling to read more news

Read More

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Why an ‘active’ approach to risk modelling is key to navigating markets today

Published

on

By

Whether investors are aiming for a cautious approach or a riskier investment profile with the potential for higher returns, Architas’ Blended Fund range is designed to match a range of investor risk appetites. And like many asset managers, Architas predominantly uses two approaches to define asset allocation within the five risk bands used in the Blended Range – strategic and tactical.

Whilst risk model provider EValue’s quantitative approach to asset allocation takes into account the long-term performance of different asset classes and the likely future performance given current valuations, along with long-term measures of volatility and correlations with other asset classes. Yet as with most systems of its kinds, EValue focuses on the long term; it is unable to analyse short-term market movements and fluctuations. So whilst it would have seen that in Q1 2020 markets fell by a record percentage before rebounding, it will not be able to factor in the cost of the coronavirus and lockdown and its impact on markets. Similarly, it is not able to consider ongoing Brexit woes, geo-political trade wars or the outcome of the US election in 2020.

Click here for the full article and to access more about the flexibility of the Architas Blended Range by clicking on the box below.

Read Guide Here

Read More

Continue Reading

Hot Stories