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just seen donnie darko what the fudge

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  1. SILVERBACK

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    im not sure if i hate this film or adore it i dont think i`ve ever seen anything like that before it just completly messes with your head.the ending is just as mad as the half way point lol i think the only film to come close to what donnie darko is would be fear an loathing where your just not sure whats goin on.now im thinking about it i think this film should be seen by all its not your average film its just superb.and i also think the song mad world at the end is absolutely beautifull remix version;) damn my head hurts who was it who started this whole donnie darko thing off anyway lol i wanna buy that man a drink.an does anyone know what the hell is goin on with the film or is it just simply there to make you think if so job done im absolutley loving this film :D
     
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    Its a great film because it can be watched again and again.
     
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    I watched it and thought i understood it until someone at work asked..........

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    How come the wife is still alive in the final scene then?

    Thats done my head in now so im gonna have to watch it again to see what they were on about! :rolleyes: :D
     
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    I've found that with all my films. That's the beauty of DVD
     
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    Even "The One" :confused: :eek:
     
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    A plane can land perfectly safely even after losing 1 engine
     
  7. James45

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    Steve

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    the wife is alive at the end because at the point the jet engine hits (the second time) the tangent universe that has been created (virtually everything we see in the film takes place in the tangent universe, created when the jet engine hits the first time) is destroyed and we return to the normal universe where Donnie's mum was at home and not a the plane.


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    i agree with your explanation about Donnie's Mum, however i think that the tangent universe must have been created at some point before the engine hits the first time, (possibly even before the film begins), otherwise Frank would not have been able to appear to Donnie and lead him away from his house beforehand...

    i have discovered a different but rather larger inconistency that i have come to realise through *my interpretations* of the film and Web-site however! the engine that kills Donnie at the end of the film is channelled through a worm-hole from the tangent universe to the 'real' universe, thus coming to exist in the real universe twice, paradoxically. however, where does the engine that falls through his roof at the start of the film come from because by my reckoning we are already in the tangent universe by that point?

    *brain explodes*
     
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    Cheers, mine's a Caffrey's :)

    If you're confused, read the various Donnie Darko threads for enlightenment.
     
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    yea you are right at some point i think you have to except things happen simply because they happen otherwise your brain WILL explode!
     
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    You're thinking linearly. Parallel universes, especially mutated ones, don't work like that. Also, why does the primary and tangent universes have to be separate? Surely the reason why spacetime is in danger is because they intersect.
     
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    i think we should just have a thread for donnie darko cause doin a search for it there is just to much info lol.so any chance spectre of a DD thread of its own ;)
     
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    thats what i mean there is to many lol i think if a very average film like attack of the clones has a separate thread then donnie defo deserves one :D :rolleyes:
     
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    Ah you mean a separate forum, not a separate thread. I think that'd be overkill mate ;)
     
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    thats it yeah i demand a separate forum lol an do you really think it would be overkill ? oh an please all you star wars freaks dont start having a pop at me lol.my mind is made up star wars films are very average ;)
     
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    Ouch!

    I really am going to have to watch this again.

    You'd think i'd understand all this parrallel universe, linear dynamics and alternate realities being as i spend so much time there! :D
     
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    How DOES this guy Squirrel God know this?

    Is he by chance related to white rabbits? ;)
     
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    Just finished the film so the thoughts are still flying but...

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    My interpritation is,

    At the begining Donny wakes up and wakes up happy (not disorientated as he does throughout the rest of the film). Could this not be the start of the delision / preminition he is having.

    Frank is his dilusional side and so this side of his personality is showing him / telling him what will happen if he continues and gives him a way of stopping it (ie the 'bad' side of his personality prompting him to do things). Case in point th axe in the granite statue outside the school. He wouldn't have been able to enbed it in reality.

    If it is all mainly a delusion then we know nothing that happens there will happen for sure, the only thing that ties anything together is the girl who he falls for and who appears at the end. More importanty Donnie is willing to believe it enough to trust that the girl will be better off without him even though the children in Patricks kiddie porn ring will not so he maes a choice of what is important to him.

    More than anything it seems to me to be a story of love and sacrifice, he believes he knows what will happen and chooses to sacrifice himself to save the girl.

    No doubt these view will change with passing time and rewatching the film but there you are.

    Begin picking :)

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    RimBlock,

    Nice ideas (very reminiscent of what David Lynch tries to do with Lost Highway), but totally out I'm afraid mate. Have you looked at the website? Read the extracts from Roberta Plant's book that are available there. Links below. :)
     
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    I'll have to take a look.

    Oh and on the mother surviving the plane crash...... thats easy.

    The mother is never on the plane as she was asked to take the teachers place because Patrick's character was arrested because Donnie set fire to his home and the police found the kiddie material.

    The real question is why is the daughter there as she would be on the plane in both cases, but as she hadent left yet then there is no reason for either of them to be dead and for that matter we do not even know it was their plane that lost the engine.

    Of cause all this is pending reading the website :D

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    Follow the links given in my earlier post on this thread as well :)
     

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