• Why the Unconventional Editing of 'Requiem for a Dream' Is Considered 'Good'

    2 monthes ago - By No Film School

    If "good" editing is supposed to be hidden, what are we looking at when watching the hip-hop montages of "Requiem for a Dream"?
    It's difficult not to notice the editing in Darren Aronofsky's 2000 psycho-drama Requiem for a Dream. From unconventional transitions to, what the director calls, "hip-hop montages", each cut not only calls attention to itself but it also provokes an intense emotional response in the viewer, which are two big reasons why the film's editing is revered by so many. But wait, isn't "good" editing supposed to do the exact opposite, remaining hidden and going unnoticed...
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