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donnie darko???

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by MrFurious, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. MrFurious

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    is it worth buying???whats it all about????pm if you dont want to post spoilers,thanks
     
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    Jees - DON'T get Squirrel God started!

    "whats it all about???"

    Good question. Seen it - still don't know :confused:
     
  3. MrFurious

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    squirrel go,please pm me a review.cheers
     
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    Its a brilliant film, buy it now! Don't be put off with people who didn't understand it. It dosn't mean you won't. Great soundtrack to!!:)
     
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    I'm waiting for my copy from Play. Hope it arrives tomorrow.:D

    There have been few film releases where I have no idea about the plot so Im really looking forward to this one. Hope it lives up to the expectation.
     
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    I still havent got round to ordering this yet, but i think ill get it from movirtyme as its cheap there
     
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    Obscure, Strange, Different, Fresh, Weird, Simple. <--- All of those.

    It is a dark story with various elements involved to keep you riding with it wanting to find out what is going on. Best not to try to work it out and have no expectations but watch and dont give up. Complex film with a simple ending which may leave you bemused or confused. Either way Im sure no two ppl would finish watching that film and give the exact same answer as to:

    a) What happened.
    b) What it was all about.

    P.S. is there going to be another film of Darko or is the website just confusing too? The website talks about other ppl and characters and refers to Donnie at a different age. Strange.
     
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    Background material ;)
     
  9. MrFurious

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    think i'll go for it,whos on the soundtrack?
     
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    Oh don't worry about that. It be good ;)
     
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    Received my copy on Saturday from DVD SOON for approx £6.20 delivered :)
    Still to be watched so I'll reserve judgement ;)
     
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    SG, i love the song at the end. I think it is a great song in the right place.

    The song is in the extras as a video.
     
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    I think the whole soundtrack rocks. Obviously was carefully thought about because all the songs are used in the right places and set the mood well.
     
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    Even better in DD :p
     
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    Yeah, that's what I said. All the songs are good in Donnie Darko (DD) :p
     
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    He he, (OH my god):rolleyes:
     
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    On the subject of Donnie Darko ...

    No spoilers please now dearies, but am I on the right track in saying that the story chronicles a comeback collaboration between the Osmonds and the Black and White Minstrels :confused:

    I must confess to being a bit confused about it all, but I am looking forward to receiving me £5.99 copy (especially after all the enthusiastic banner waving on these forums). Quite gets me juices flowing :)
     
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    a loathe or like it film like many.

    Personally I loathed it & thought was pants !
    Reasonably well acted - poor story waiting to get started & never did for me.

    Many like it though.
     
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    Mmmm yes story wise it's not MIB2, Oh Baby.
     
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    Just wanted to bump this to say I received it yesterday and started watching at about midnight. I had no idea what it was about at all - just thought it must be pretty decent to jump out of obscurity onto so many people's top ten films of the year list. I ended up watching it twice, back-to-back, putting off sleep till about 6am! :eek:

    Superb, absolutely superb - the most refreshing film I've seen in ages (right up there with J&SBSB in that respect, hehe). The plot is nice and circular while remaining incredibly mysterious. It is well-acted for the most part and the dialogue moves adeptly though light comedy to extremely intense, psychological drama. As has been said here so many times, the soundtrack is awesome (the track selection/musical score and the voice of "Frank" through all the speakers stand out in particular). The other thing that really stands out is the use of incredible violence to "bookend" the storyline - rather audacious on the part of the author/director and pulled off nicely.

    It'd get pretty much full marks from me were it not for Drew Barrymore's "acting" - omg, sooooo bad. She sounds like someone role playing in a middle school drama class that can't wait for "going home time". :D

    Even after watching it twice I can't say I fully understand it. Fantastic. :smashin:

    MuFu.
     
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    Mines still in cellophane till Saturday, I hope the wait will be worth it :smoke:
     
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    More satisfied customers :clap:
     
  23. MuFu

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    Yeah, definitely - thanks for raving about it so much, mate.

    Do you agree on the Drew Barrymore thing? I'm glad she didn't have a larger role...

    MuFu.
     
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    Nah, I can't agree - I love her :devil:
     
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    Another piece of SG's advice:

    Watch ALL the deleted scenes with and without commentary.

    There's a lot more to think about in there, a real shame some of them had to be missed.
     
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    Your copy final turned up then Alex? :clap:
     
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    Yup, right after I requested a replacement. A day or two after that I noticed it for 6 quid, but it was too late to cancel then (in packing). Weird that, because when I phoned up for a replacement they told me I'd have a 2-3 week wait.
     
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    I think Donnie Darko is one of those movies that your friends tell you about. Then, you ask them what it's about, and they won't tell you. They just say "see it!"

    Listen to your friends. Like it or loath it (I think the majority is the former, by far) it's simply one of those movies that you have to see if you are a movie fan.

    Oh, and speaking of the soundtrack, "Mad World" is by far the best (ie, most appropriate, most enchanting, most powerful) end music of any movie I've ever seen.
     
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    Agreed, I've got it playing now.

    Had that stuck in my head last week, but this week all I can think of is 'Aaaaall the ducks are swimming in the water...'
     
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    Did you watch 'About A Boy' as well then? ;) :laugh:
     

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