23 July 2004

Donnie Darko

A director's cut of the engaging Donnie Darko is making the rounds and Dan Kois has an extended discussion in Salon on what it all meant. I had the general concept correct (brag), but the analysis threads in many off-line facts provided by the movie's writer-director, Richard Kelly.

Previously, Salon had an equally informative analysis of Mulholland Dr. Both follow similar formats: the first third is a detailed description of the whole movie, emphasizing the relevant points. The second third ties them together, and the final third answers more concrete questions using a fake Q&A.

The Donnie Darko analysis is subscriber-only, so I'll be a bastard and mirror it here until told otherwise.

[ posted by sstrader on 23 July 2004 at 9:21:01 PM in Cinema ]