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Requiem for a Dream Scene 3

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Scene 3

Scene 3

  • Ma, whose name is Sara Goldfarb, buys her TV back from the pawnshop owner, Mr. Rabinowitz.
  • He tells Sara to contact the police, but she refuses to do that, saying, "Harry's my only child. He's all I have."
  • At home, she turns on the TV, settles in with a box of chocolates, and watches her infomercial on Juice: "Join Us in Creating Excellence."
  • She gets a phone call from a man who tells her she's going to be on television.
  • He's from Malin & Block, which discovers contestants for game shows, and he'll be sending her all the info in the mail: tips for Plinko, a field guide to all the Whammies, etc.
  • Already preparing for her TV debut, Sara tries to squeeze into her favorite red dress, which she wore to Harry's graduation.
  • It's now too small. Suck it in, Sara.

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