Lux Aeterna

Album: Requiem For A Dream Soundtrack (2000)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is the theme to the movie Requiem For A Dream. It is an instrumental song that plays at the end of the movie when the characters turn to their right sides and pull their knees up to their stomachs because they did drugs.
  • In 2002, a more epic and orchestral version appeared in the TV spots and Trailers for Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers called "Requiem For A Ring." It was used in TV spots for other movies such as King Arthur and Troy. >>
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  • "Lux Aeterna" is Latin for "eternal light."
  • This was written by Clint Mansell, who previously fronted the Midlands band Pop Will Eat Itself. After the disbanding of the group in 1996 he moved into film scoring.

Comments: 1

  • Jacob from Columbus, OhRequiem For a Dream is not a movie about drugs, rather a movie about addiction. Near the end, characters find themselves in "lifeless" roles - vegatitive states, prisons, hospitals, or hopelessly addicted. The fetal position is not so much "because they did drugs" but rather a metaphor to life coming full circle --beginning and end.
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