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The 20 Soundtracks That Defined The 2000s
The sounds of a dark knight, a mischievous Parisian, a troubled family and one flying house

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Requiem For A Dream (2001)

 


Requiem For A Dream
Composer: Clint Mansell
Former Pop Will Eat Itself frontman Clint Mansell had scored Pi for director Darren Aronofsky, but it was his collaboration with The Kronos Quartet for Aronofsky’s second film, Requiem For A Dream, that separated him from his Poppie past. Tellingly, you don’t have to have seen the film to recognise its haunting theme, Lux Aeterna. Not only was this piece used repeatedly in trailers and on TV shows, it was also rearranged and given the full orchestral and choral treatment for the trailer for The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (and retitled ‘Requiem For A Tower’). For a time it was as closely associated with that franchise as Howard Shore’s own score.

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