Friday, January 21, 2005


donnie darko

i watched this film last night for the first time. wow, and then some.

after the movie was over, my roommate and i got into an argument about what the film was about. my reading was that it was a total crazy sci-fi mindf*ck; his reading was that it was a deep psychological exploration into a schizophrenic's mind. neither of us had even considered the other's reading as a possibility. so i googled around a bit this morning to find some interpretations.

i found the film's super-cool website, and played there for a while (until i reached a dead end in its labyrinthian design and couldn't figure out what to next). then i found this article, which gives a detailed plot description and then has a solid q&a section.

two points to this post--
1. see this movie, if you haven't already.
2. i love modern multi-media integration. the web site was *brilliant*, and i can't wait to see the director's cut of the film to his (richard kelly's) intended second viewing of the film.

and by the way, i can smugly say that my reading was technically more correct than my roommate's, but that to my surprise there's a whole camp of people who staunchly stick with his interpretation. so we were both right :)

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