Requiem For A Dream - The Structure of Self-Destruction

In this video essay, Lewis Bond analyzes Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream, highlighting how the film’s four branching character arcs intersect through editing and sound and build into a musical crescendo that climaxes in the final twenty minutes of the film, transforming the traditional 3-act structure into something truly radical and unique.


Psychological Thriller


Darren Aronofsky


Requiem for a Dream