Down 881 this week

The Making of 'Requiem for a Dream' (2001)

Video  |   |  Documentary, Short  |  22 May 2001 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.3/10 from 128 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Add a Plot

0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 6876 titles
created 01 Apr 2013

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Making of 'Requiem for a Dream' (Video 2001)

The Making of 'Requiem for a Dream' (Video 2001) on IMDb 4.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Making of 'Requiem for a Dream'.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Below (2002)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Strange happenings occur on a WW II submarine.

Director: David Twohy
Stars: Bruce Greenwood, David Crow, Matthew Davis
Zipper (2015)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A family man who has it all until he risks losing everything due to his inability to fight off his obsessive temptation for other women.

Director: Mora Stephens
Stars: Lena Headey, Dianna Agron, Patrick Wilson
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions become stronger.

Director: Darren Aronofsky
Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly
The Wrestler (2008)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.

Director: Darren Aronofsky
Stars: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood
Pi (1998)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.

Director: Darren Aronofsky
Stars: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman
The Fountain (2006)
Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi.

Director: Darren Aronofsky
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Sean Patrick Thomas
Black Swan (2010)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.

Director: Darren Aronofsky
Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel
Protozoa (1993)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Students identify characteristics of the Kingdom Protista. Subjects Covered Include: Benefits of Flowering Plants, The Parts of the Flower, Definition of an Angiosperm, Reproduction and Pollination.

Director: Darren Aronofsky
Stars: Michael Bonitatis, Lucy Liu, Damon Whitaker
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The making of the 2010 Academy Award-winning movie 'Black Swan (2010)'.

Director: Niko Tavernise
Stars: Darren Aronofsky, Vincent Cassel, Kurt Froman
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Niko Tavernise
Stars: Darren Aronofsky, James Chinlund, Cliff Curtis


Credited cast:


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Documentary | Short





Release Date:

22 May 2001 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


This making of documentary is featured on the Director's Cut DVD for Requiem for a Dream (2000), released in 2002. See more »


Features Requiem for a Dream (2000) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Aronofsky's commentary adds some limited value but really this is barely worth watching
10 October 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

With plenty of footage shot during the making of the film, Aronofsky takes us through stages in the making of the film starting with the first day, the stop motion footage of Burstyn cleaning, the gory scenes and the score mixing at Skywalker Ranch. Despite being billed as a 'making of' documentary, this is far from being what the film itself deserves – in fact it is so thin that it barely deserves to be called a documentary. Rather this is about 35 minutes of amateur-shot footage from the set of Requiem that appears to be wholly random in regards what it is focusing on at any one time.

Aronofsky tries to put a brave face on it but even he is struggling to really have much to say about what he is watching from his commentary position. One or two times I was interested in the technology involved or the process involved but mainly the film was just pretty dull. The footage is not structured in any way and there seems to be no real reason why we are shown things such as Skywalker or people just milling around – if it had had a series of talking heads through it and over it then maybe, but with just the commentary as an afterthought it really doesn't work. I can only assume from this that they were looking for stuff to put on the DVD and found they had loads of background footage and decided to just use it because they could – however I really question whether or not they should.

I love Requiem and it deserved a really good 'making of' that covers the writing, the concepts, the feelings of the actors, the stories, the little memories and valid, interest comments on the main aspects of the film. What it didn't deserve was just hand-held footage of the cast & crew working and hanging around while a slightly embarrassed and unsure of himself Aronofsky tries the best he can to add narration to scenes that he sees everyday (it would like be trying to narrate footage of my day at work!). Two or three things of value in the whole 'documentary' – a really pointless film that is barely worth watching.

10 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
sound rw9er

Contribute to This Page