Donnie Darko was the surprise cult hit of Appearing nationwide on critic's year-end top-ten lists, the quirky independent film's effortless blending of science fiction, horror, adolescent angst, and social satire defied description while simultaneously providing "an unexpectedly poignant catharsis for Sept. The Donnie Darko Book includes the film's screenplay, an in-depth interview with writer-director Richard Kelly, facsimile pages from The Philosophy of Time Travel book that Donnie uses to go back in time, as well as photos and drawings from the film and the artwork it inspired. Richard Kelly is currently at work on his latest feature film, Knowing. Hoberman, Village Voice. Convert currency.
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Jake Gyllenhaal Foreword by. Film of the year. Honestly mind-blowing. Totally original. Demands a second viewing. This book brings its readers further into the world of Donnie Darko and its creator Richard Kelly. Contained within these pages are an in-depth interview with Richard Kelly who recounts the gestation of the film; the screenplay; photos and drawings from the film and artwork inspired by it.
Donnie Darko will never surrender up all its mysteries, but this book will be an indispensable guide into its intriguing world. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews.
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This exact original script can be fo …more It does not. This exact original script can be found in The Donnie Darko Book. See 1 question about The Donnie Darko Book…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jun 07, Giorgi Komakhidze rated it it was amazing Shelves: english , sci-fi , plays , philosophy. Farmer, I just don't get this.
Everything can't be lumped into two categories. That's too simple. So what if Ling Ling kept the cash and returned the wallet? That has nothing to do with either fear or love. OK, but you're not listening to me. Like the whole spectrum of human emotion.
You're just lumping everything into these two categories View 2 comments. Apr 21, Searnold rated it it was amazing Shelves: plays. Review: "Donnie Darko Book" seen through the lens of Ong's "The Art of Being" Find here the transcendent theme and perhaps two others for the Good Reads team's friendly notice; and that transcendent theme is the concept of 'miracle,' as well as 'deus ex machina' and realism.
In the dubious prattle that follows, one seeks to examine the phrase, "the miracle of storytelling," spoken in "Donnie Darko" through the lens of Beauvoir's parallel phrase, "the miracle of literature" written in her ess Review: "Donnie Darko Book" seen through the lens of Ong's "The Art of Being" Find here the transcendent theme and perhaps two others for the Good Reads team's friendly notice; and that transcendent theme is the concept of 'miracle,' as well as 'deus ex machina' and realism.
In the dubious prattle that follows, one seeks to examine the phrase, "the miracle of storytelling," spoken in "Donnie Darko" through the lens of Beauvoir's parallel phrase, "the miracle of literature" written in her essay, "What Can Literature Do?
The book and movie, "Watership Down," by Richard Adams, that prompts Donnie's response tells the story about the survival of a warren of rabbits. Donnie rejects this analogy. Then Gretchen bless her soul responds with a Beauvoir-like answer, "They are a product of the author's imagination.
And he cares for them. So we care for them too. We care that their home has been destroyed There is a story here; while reading, 'The Art of Being", one chanced to suffer a Proustian moment on the word 'miracle'.
And in the tangled ribbons of one's shredded memory, one conflated Beauvoir's 'miracle' with Pomeroy's 'miracle'. Alas, while the two uses of "miracle" overlap they are not congruent; that is to say that Beauvoir speaks about literature generally, while Ms Pomeroy's uses 'miracle' specifically to refer to the deus ex machina that saves the rabbits in "Watership Down".
Call this foreshadowing. Or better yet, call this English class scene an example of 'mise-en abyme' or 'meta-theatre' or a 'play within a play'. That means that the narrative of the movie the class watches mirrors, echoes, rhymes with the peril their own world faces. Moreover, one will boldly assert that the entire film of "Donnie Darko" just is a self-reflective illustration of filmic narrative techniques.
Consider, for example, the script's self-conscious use of the words 'deus ex machina' to forecast what will happen in the film itself. Also consider, for example, how this movie displays the directions of time. Parallel worlds that seemingly move together, yet one of the worlds is a countdown, that is, it counts backwards for the other. And if the two worlds should meet at zero, catastrophe follows.
In a sense, Donnie Darko, the unlikely superhero of the eponymous movie, serves as the plot's deus ex machina. One asks then, "What other rhetorical effect does this device offer beyond mere escape? And given the abundance of screen time devoted to the display of the text from Roberta Sparrow's "The Philosophy of Time Travel", the viewer can easily figure out that there isn't a character in this movie that determines the course of its own life.
And, that any claim each might make to agency, at least in the unspeakably corrupt alternative world that spans most of the movie, is false: hence, a divinity unknown and perhaps unsuspected by them shapes their ends. No mystery here! However, and in spite of this apparent conflict, when overlaid as a critical grid onto the terrain of "Donnie Darko", the tidy array of squares provided by Ong's work highlight the features discussed above.
One last thought on the deus ex machina aspect of the Donnie Darko character. This last thought means to give an account of his 'end game' laughter moments before the fatal engine fall. One offers here a Kierkegaardian solution that would replace the tears and doubt brought, for example, by Donnie's dismal Macbeth-like view of human life with the laughter that marks his "leap to faith" and perhaps to the significance that attends redemption.
View all 9 comments. Nov 12, Bill G rated it really liked it. This is a great companion to the movie. YOu get the script, some behind the scenes stuff and some of the Philosophy of Time Travel. May 24, Ana Gabriela rated it really liked it Shelves: books-i-read-in , these-are-in-my-shelf. View 1 comment. Apr 25, Tara Gulwell rated it liked it Shelves: drama. Buy it, it will make you think about the intricacies of Donnie Darko even more then the film.
The shooting script was some way so much funnier then the film too. Dec 08, Phoebe rated it really liked it Shelves: english , science-fiction , fantasy.
The book contains an introduction by Jake Gyllenhaal nicely and honestly written , an interview with Richard Kelly awesomely long and very informative and interesting!!!
It is a real treat for fans of the movie itself, Richard Kelly and movie-making in general! Mar 13, Lety rated it liked it. The interview with Richard Kelly was interesting to read. While I read the script I found myself paying more attention compared to when I watch the film. As a result of this, some questions that I had from watching the film cleared up. I now understand why some events happened the way they did. The Philosophy of Time Travel pictures, towards the end of the book, were interesting and helpful.
Jan 22, Leo Robertson rated it really liked it. No other reason.
The Donnie Darko Book
Donnie Darko is a American science fiction psychological thriller film written and directed by Richard Kelly. The film follows the adventures of the troubled titular character as he seeks to find the meaning behind his doomsday -related visions. Filmed over the course of 28 days, which matches the passage of time in the film, Donnie Darko was almost released straight-to-video. Due to the film's advertising featuring a crashing plane and the September 11 attacks that transpired a month before, the film was scarcely advertised.
The Donnie Darko Book : Introduction by Jake Gyllenhaal
Donnie Darko was the surprise cult hit of Appearing nationwide on critic's year-end top-ten lists, the quirky independent film's effortless blending of science fiction, horror, adolescent angst, and social satire defied description while simultaneously providing "an unexpectedly poignant catharsis for Sept. The Donnie Darko Book includes the film's screenplay, an in-depth interview with writer-director Richard Kelly, facsimile pages from The Philosophy of Time Travel book that Donnie uses to go back in time, as well as photos and drawings from the film and the artwork it inspired. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.
The Donnie Darko Book: Introduction by Jake Gyllenhaal
ISBN 13: 9780571221240