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10-16-2006, 11:34 AM
I recently watched Donnie Darko and thought it was the most amazing movie I have ever seen. The two hours I spent wathing it was the greatest two hours have ever spent doing anything. The movie has so many ideas through out it. What is wrong with Ms.Farmer and Jim Cunningham trying to put everything in to two catagories Fear-Love and there is actaule people in the world like that and what the **** is wrong with these people. They try to get people to follow these ones that are trying to manipulate everyones minds into two catagories are the evil ones killing the childrens minds. I also enjoy the idea of one event changing such as Donnie Darko have his medicine be placebo or the real thing that is what the hole basis of the movie is. The simple fact that if one survives who will die and if one dies how will that change the world. When Donnie lived his new girlfriend died and when he died his what would of been his girlfriend would survive. But the stuff he stoped such as the kiddie porn basement of Jim Cunningham would have stayed unknown if it wasn't for Donnie Darko didn't burn down his house. There is so much more in the movie and that is what this post is just give ideas about the movie and the connections with true life.

10-16-2006, 12:34 PM
i really loved that movie too!! i have decided that movies that are not in the slightest cliche are the absolute best, and Donnie Darko is really good and like nothing else i'd ever seen. And i also thought the people dividing the whole world into black and white were really sad . . . there are so many people who do that . . .

But Frank, the rabbit, really creeped me out.

10-16-2006, 12:52 PM
I can understand how he creeped you out but he I think represents truth, the future, everything evil, and yet everything loved, he also represtents the grey of the world and to be faced by something like that I would be creeped out by that too.

10-16-2006, 04:40 PM
Did you see the original or the Director's Cut? Also I really like the movie, although for me the best thing about it is the mood that it sets, and the way it uses it to portray the late 80s teenage world.

For some reason, when reading the thread-opening post I started to think about the fear-love line and whether it might be interpreted as having something to do with Donnie's having to choose in the end between the fear of dying and his love for Gretchen. While it may be a long shot, the film is full of small details like these that Kelly seems to have inserted just to get your brain running...

10-16-2006, 10:28 PM
best part=when they play joy division at the party.

10-17-2006, 10:09 AM
It is truly a very imaginative movie. I especially love the connections that remain hidden the first time you watch the movie. It certainly deserves to be watched multiple times. This movie really proves that a great story is far superioir to big name actors and big budget movies. I also enjoyed the existential themes that the movie portrayed. I just can't praise it enough.

10-26-2006, 12:25 AM
A supremely diggable movie, undoubtedly. I've only had the opportunity to watch it once, unfortunately, and just the standard version. But I will perhaps buy the director's cut sometime. I was rather wondering about the "Cellar door" business, though. Did some poet really believe that?

10-26-2006, 12:30 AM
I was rather wondering about the "Cellar door" business, though. Did some poet really believe that?

Somebody did, but it's not clear exactly who. JRR Tolkein mentions it in his autobiography, I believe, but he says that it was somebody else who first thought that and he fails to cite his source (bad university professor!).

I caught you knocking at my cellar door
I love you baby can I have some more?
Ooooh, the damage done...

11-07-2006, 04:50 PM
great movie, favourite part is the end and his death act