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02-19-2006, 05:08 PM
I just finished watching this DVD primarily because it was constantly reference on this board as a theory for LOST but my question is:
Did I miss something important or was the Rabbit the cause of the time disruption to begin with, causing all the chaos afterward?
I mean, if the 'Rabbit' hadn't called him out to begin with, there would have never been a disruption because Donnie would have been where he was supposed to be at the beginning of the movie. Right?
BTW. The Time Travel Book was totally made up, right?
02-22-2006, 10:20 AM
your best bet is to his a Donnie Darko site, i remember reading pages of theories concearning time loops and stuff, but too much to go into here:redface:
and yeah the time travel book is made up
03-07-2006, 09:04 AM
It's very, very complicated, I can't remember the whole explanation off hand but the rabbit didn't cause the time thing. He was a manipulated dead person from the future who temporarily 'saved' Donny so Donny could repair the paradox
03-07-2006, 11:11 PM
I thought I heard it was all Donnie's doing. When the Rabbit/ frank beeps the horn the second time, it is more of an "all clear" signal to Donnie that things are okay.
But then it has been awhile. I'd go with the person who said go to the site.
08-30-2006, 08:25 PM
This is one of my favorite movies. I have found many people who love it, too, and many who know they need to see it. Who else loves this movie?
09-02-2006, 01:16 AM
This is one of my top three movies.
Frank (his name is not "the bunny" or "Rabbit") didn't cause the problem. It depends how far down the rabbit hole you want to go. From what I remember Frank was trying to save Donnie from dying but in the end Donnie used the "time machine" to go back in time so that Gretchen never met him which would mean she wouldn't have died...at least not in the way that she died when she did meet him. Of course if you want to think deeper you can go so far as to say that, yes, there was a time distortion and that Frank was sent from the future to enable Donnie Darko to fix it and that the entire town of Middlesex was also helping fix that distortion even though they were unaware of that on a consious level. If you really love the movie you could listen to the directors commentary on the Extended Edition a couple times. Even then, just because the director thinks one thing doesn't always mean it has to be the same thing you believe about the movie, or any movie.
09-04-2006, 05:02 PM
The Director's Cut was really weird. It was like a totally different movie! I felt that it lacked many of the things that made the original so amazing, but it did help explain a few things. :smile:
09-05-2006, 08:46 AM
i didnt really like the directors cut either, for starters Echo and the Bunnymen isnt on the soundtrack anymore, and inserting pages of the book was stupid. all that stuff is online for people who have to know what it all means.
09-05-2006, 09:56 PM
Yeah, I hated the soundtrack on the Director's Cut. I think the music was a big part of what made the original so amazing.
09-06-2006, 06:41 AM
its funny because the directors cut soundtrack was what Richard Kelly originally wanted. but the lyrics to The Killing Moon are absolutely perfect for the film. he was stupid to change it. i know Never Tear Us Apart also fits the film, just not as well.
09-06-2006, 07:07 AM
I too was dissapointed with the music in the directors cut. I really like the movie though, one of my favorites of all time.
09-06-2006, 08:17 AM
imdue a re-watch now its getting Autumn, its one of those films i cant watch any other time of year, like ET and The Blair Witch Project:rolleyes:
11-05-2006, 04:11 PM
I haven't seen this movie, but I know that Beth Grant is now on Jericho and recently guest stared on My Name Is Earl;)...at least, I hope this was the right movie she was in:)
11-09-2006, 02:33 PM
wow...i havent thought about this movie in a while. i think i need a rewatch myself....i would really like to check out the directors cut. i really dug the original.