Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut
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Orbit



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 3:40 am    Post subject: Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut Reply with quote

In theaters at last. (Centenial Lakes & Block E here)
Supposedly all the extra footage goes a long way in tying the story up more neatly. Now I can decide if this is a really amazing movie or a bunch of hooey with creepy atmosphere.
Here's a fun site to play with on your boring Friday:
http://www.donniedarko.com/
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been meaning to see this movie for so long. I guess I'll just see the director's cut.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to go. Who will be my date and pay my way, buy me nachos, hotdogs, popcorn, and a really big soda pop?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, so who has theories about what the hell that movie was about?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i love the scene when he's with the hypnotist, and starts playing with himself.


jake g. is fly. real fly.

i'd buy him a soda.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe if you didn't like this movie you should try "Danny Deckchair"
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Max Action wrote:
OK, so who has theories about what the hell that movie was about?


What the hell should it be about? It's about choices and consequences.
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Orbit



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, good point Phobia.
In the broader sense of "what the hell is going on", there are lots of different theories floating around on various fan sites. I'll try to post some links later.
That website I linked above provides many clues, if you have time to play around with it.
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b*tchwhowreckedyourlife



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tend to approach films like this with the attitude that I will just let it all wash over me, and if there's anything that doesn't make sense, I'll watch it again and try to figure it out. I don't mind having a little mystery and some unanswered questions as long as the film isn't a total mess. I definitely wouldn't mind seeing this again...especially under the circumstances I saw it...Block E with only three other people in the theater! Miraculous.


Those Gyllenhaal children were grown in a tube. They are unnaturally beautiful, the bofum.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

b*tchwhowreckedyourlife wrote:
They are unnaturally beautiful, the bofum.

Spot on, they certainly is. Enough charisma between 'em to carry The Secretary and DD.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote




Here's the sites I was thinking of:
http://www.richard-kelly.net/ (writer/director)
http://ruinedeye.com/cd/index.htm (good fan site)
http://www.stainlesssteelrat.net/ddfaq.htm ('nother fan site)
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Phobia



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orbit wrote:
http://www.stainlesssteelrat.net/ddfaq.htm ('nother fan site)


Ok, all respect, but that link is fucking stupid. What are these assholes reading that they thought that was a movie about time travel? The sad thing is, subjectivity is the most ruthless attitude in the world. Someone who makes art rarely knows how other people will accept or interpret it. It's like that movie "Back to School" or whatever with Rodney Dangerfield where he gets Kurt Vonnegut to write him a paper on Kurt Vonnegut and later, after being found out as a fraud, Sally Kellerman says as a dig, "I don't know who wrote that paper for you, but they don't know the first thing about Kurt Vonnegut." We are a nation of deconstructionists.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fair enough, I admit to having posted it without really looking it over. Not so good on my part. But it underscores the point that people seem to interpret the movie in a number of ways. Or as that site says
Ultimately Richard Kelly intended for this movie to have multiple interpretations, and he has never (and most likely will never) given a complete explanation as to the main plot.
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Adrea



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2004 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love Donnie Darko, own it and watched it many times. The Gyllenhaal's are hot. Love the Secretary too.
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MaryDC



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there is no *right* answer to what it's about.
I would imagine, like someone else wrote, that it was the intent of the writer to leave the movie open to interpretation. Those are the best movies when you have to think about em and aren't given everything.

DON'T READ IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE
Personally (this is only one explination I have for the movie, but keep in mind I've only seen the movie once and not the directors cut).
I think that Donnie dies and the movie is all about him (in some sort of after thought or after life, I don't know what to call it) making up this story of what could have happened so that he could feel like there was some reason behind his death other than a random act that ended his life. That he died to save the person he loved, rather than died for no apparent reason. He wanted to feel like his life and death had an impact on people and that his life was not meaningless. that his death was not meaningless.

there are more theories but I am tired. I think the other things like time travel and fate are also valid for what the movie is about.

what do you think the movie was about Orbit? you never said your ideas....


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