Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
Dark. Darker. Darko.
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.
When it's your birthday you get your favorite supper, your favorite tipple, birthday sex and the pick of what to watch on the television. For me it was a lovely birthday and of course the movie of choice was my all time favorite "Donnie Darko".
I saw this for the first time back in 2002 and couldn't get it out of my head for weeks. It had an unusual effect on me. I've seen thousands of films, but rarely has one lingered quite so much on my conscience. Without doubt a "cult film", this had so many different theories as to what it was really all about, it would make your head spin.In truth I became a little obsessed. I…
"Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion."
"Why are you wearing that stupid bunny suit?"
"Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?"
For what seems like the hundredth time, a movie has broken my brain. And it feels brilliant.
Up until now, this was simply 'the creepy rabbit movie' in my mind. Of course it's still partly that, just with the phrase 'simply amazing' added to the front of it. Because, well, it just is. There's that opening, presenting a seemingly normal scene but still managing to give you the feeling that something is definitely going to happen, then manages to keep up the almost sinister camerawork throughout, resulting in some more beautifully shot scenes. Aided of course by that fantastic soundtrack and a brilliant script…
A mini masterpiece.
One of the most beautiful films ever made.
If I ever have advice for anyone, it would be to never watch the Directors Cut. Half of Donnie Darko's brilliance is its weirdness and ambiguity. It should never need to be fully explained.
The other half of Donnie Darko's brilliance is that frankly unbelievable performance from Jake Gyllenhaal.
To this day, it is still one of the best films I have ever seen in the cinema. It made 2001 a great year. Despite being unemployed..
This was so weird! And I mean that as a compliment. Like woah, that was some trippy stuff going on. Still trying to figure out what just happened.
Talking about Drive, Nicolas Winding Refn once said,
I've always liked characters that, because of the circumstances, have to transform themselves, and in the end, it's inevitable that what they end up becoming is what they were meant to be. . . .The Driver was meant to become a superhero, and he's denied all these things—relationships, companionship. And why would he be denied that? It was because he was meant for something greater.
I think that idea is why Drive and this movie appeal to me so much. Donnie has no idea in the beginning of what he is to become, only finding aid in those around him who are meant to help him achieve his goal of saving the…
I find there are two schools of thought concerning Donnie Darko, the 2001 cult hit from director Richard Kelly. One school of thought says that this is a deep, haunting, and intellectually challenging film about teenage angst and spirituality. Another school of thought says this is a pretentious tripe of a film that acts a lot smarter than it actually is. I can't say for certain exactly which camp I fall into, as with many things my opinion lies in the middle, but here I think I lean closer to the former school of thought, with a foot slightly placed in the latter.
Regardless of what you feel about the film's tone and message, there's little argument that Donnie Darko…
Rewatched one of the greatest films ever made with my friends, and had an almost 2 hour discussion about how great it is afterwords. Made for a pretty awesome Tuesday.
David Lynch drowns in a pile of melted cheese, never to be found again.
The isolation that Donnie faces due to his abnormal reality gives the film a darker, more gloomy, side that makes it interesting to see how he tries to balance his life and the two worlds he is immersed in.
I have heard people call this film a masterpiece and I really don't see it...
The story for me was not very exciting or interesting and left me looking at the clock to see how much of the film was left.
The acting at times is not very good, Although Jake Gyllenhall is quite good in the role of Donnie.
Love. Simliarly to Fight Club I feel this is a rare film which to me is perfect in every way and as such gets better each time you watch it. However this re-watch was the extended and I prefer the original cut.
I applaud this film’s ambition and appreciate it’s originality. The risks that are taken are admirable even though a few don’t pay off. It’s far preferable to a standard generic story. It tried to do something new and interesting, and it’s vagueness entices the audience to fully invest in Donnie’s story. Now this is nowhere close to being a traditional narrative; therefore I completely understand why some may hate it. It is a bit convoluted and I don’t think Richard Kelly was fully prepared to a story of this scale. But it’s successes far outweigh it’s failures and I look forward to watching it again.
Perfeito! Termina sem você ter certeza de nada, tudo é possivel e tem uma explicação logica.
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