I re-watched Donnie Darko recently, and it still makes me think. It’s listed as my favorite movie, and I think it may still hold that spot.
Some of it is just that it has so much going on. Solidly placed in a moment in time (1988), with great music, a great cast… a teen drama, a sci-fi movie, a battle with mental illness, and what I most want to consider, an exploration of time travel and of religion.
As such, I am going to look at Donnie Darko in terms of two things we talk about here on Comparative Geeks. They interplay so much together, that I have to talk about them both together.
So I’m definitely going to have to say: spoilers to follow for Donnie Darko!
Allow me to explain.
Sometimes, it seems like a whole movie can be encapsulated in a well-done sequence. And the best way to do that is usually with a song.
Sometimes, it’s a song that tells the whole back-story, and sets up the rest of the film. Sometimes, it’s the whole climactic ending for the characters. And I have one example of a music video that tells a whole movie in-and-of itself.
Yeah, you’ve maybe seen these, but let’s look at them all together here.
Posted in Lists, Movies, Music, Nostalgia
Tagged Broken Bells, Children of Dune, Christina Hendricks, Donnie Darko, Dune, Dune Messiah, Inception, Storytelling, Sucker Punch, The Ghost Inside, Up, Watchmen, Zack Snyder