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Various rantings, thoughts and points of view from a 29 yr old father living in Canberra.
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
[Review] Donnie Darko - The Directors Cut
The first time I saw Donnie Darko, it was night, I was watching it alone, and I was completely absorbed.
When it finished, I was in tears, sitting on the couch with tingles running through me. I went straight onto the net and bought it on DVD.
No other movie I have ever seen has affected me like Donnie Darko.
It's hard to pinpoint exactly why, but I believe it is close to as perfect as a film can get, and the fact that is was written and directed by a young 20's guy making his first film, makes it even more astounding.
"But what makes it so good?"
The script. The soundtrack. The actors. The scenery. The facial expressions.
Everything about it just works. It's hard to even say what makes it good, but when you get that tingling feeling down your spine, you know you've seen something special...
Jake Gyllenhaal's eyes are amazing. The way he can look up and have that evil little grin just looks so good.
And I really want one of those bunny masks for Halloween.
If you haven't seen it, look out for the Directors Cut travelling around Australia.
If you don't get, don't worry. Just see it again...and again...and again..
But be sure to think about it before you judge it.
Graphics and design by Ann Stretton 2001