The intro shot of Donnie Darko on the side of the road was inspired by
Montgomery Clift's character George Eastman In the 1951 film A Place In The Sun●When Donnie rides his bicycle back into town, right after he passes the two ladies out "powerwalking," Frank drives by in his red Trans Am●Jake Gyllenhaal uses the strategy of rarely blinking to enhance his psychotic creepiness. He often needed eye drops after each take●The bunny references in the film start when the song (The Killing Moon by Echo & The Bunnymen) plays as Donnie is riding his bike home in the theatrical version. As Gretchen waits for the school bus, a Volkswagen Rabbit vehicle quickly passes in front of her. When Elizabeth Darko is sleeping on the recliner, there is a stuffed rabbit next to her. As Donnie reaches for the car keys, there is a Polaroid picture of him and his sister in Halloween costumes on the desk. Donnie is dressed as a rabbit. When Donnie is talking to his sister after his mom leaves near the end, a "jack o lantern" bunny is seen on the table. Frank, the rabbit, often appears near a water source (sprinklers, water main, faucet)●The scene where Donnie corrects Gretchen was improvised because Jenna Malone could not pronounce the last name of Prof. Kenneth Monnitoff correctly●
Jim Cunningham's Cunning Visions infomercials were shot at Patrick Swayze's ranch in Calabasas, California. Patrick's wife brought out all of his 80s clothes which he wore for the infomercials
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03/11 DVD Watches Part 1: The low RT score was a hint:
- S. Darko was an absolute waste of time. Not just because the film is an atrocious sequel to a film that really did not need a continuation. But the main reason being that the story literally, by the end, restarts itself. The entire film technically didn't happen. Sure, 'Donnie Darko' used the same method, but for justifiable causes. It was a meditative thought-provoking narrative that philosophised the use of time travel. This on the other hand is just pointless. So incomprehensibly dumb, that nothing could quantify this sequel's existence. Years later after the events of the first film, Donnie's youngest sister travels to California with a friend when their car breaks down. They wander around town for a few days, experiencing hallucinations taunting that the world will end in 4 days, 17 hours, 30-something minutes and oh my lord no one cares. Someone tell me what the point of this was? Seriously. I've got nothing. Is it supposed to indicate that bad things happen to people who treat others inappropriately? Does it question the meaning of fate? Or even religion? For the life of me I cannot find a single positive outcome from this straight-to-DVD experience. The acting was wooden. No characters had any personable qualities or even remotely relatable. The script thinks it's a dissertation on fate, and yet still includes the line "until farts taste like cherry". Whilst boasting a similar budget to the original, the visual effects were somehow worse. The story doesn't even make sense, as it purposefully confuses in an attempt to come across as intellectually stimulating. Music so obtrusive that it was as if I was listening to "Now That's What I Call Music! 54". The "somewhat attractive actor playing an unattractive nerd" cliché. "That rash is gnarly!". I can't. I'm done. It just clings onto 'Donnie Darko' because it's the only thing it can do. I literally just watched it five minutes ago and have already forgotten about the whole thing. S. Darko may have just improved my rating for the original. This is irrefutably terrible. Sleepy Darko. Snoozefest Darko. Someone-Pass-Me-The-Gun Darko.
S. Darko = 1/10
📞Para comemorar o #DiaDosMortos
uma menina que adora ligar para as pessoas.
"O chamado" de Gore Verbinski com Naomi Watts e Daveigh Chase, 2002
“I think before you die, you see the ring...” -The Ring, 2002
#MovieScenes #TheRing #Day1
It may seem tame by today’s standards but when American audiences were introduced to J-Horror (Japanese Horror) we had no idea what we were in for & nothing exemplifies this better than 2002’s The Ring. Gone we’re the days of gory slashers and in its place viewers were treated to an atmospheric, psychologically filled, tension fueled, suspenseful ride mainly dealing with the supernatural aspects ie., ghosts, possessions & poltergeists.
I remember seeing this in the theater and when this mans television set came on and I saw the video frenetically playing, the dread I felt for what was coming was sickening. And, to know what happened next, was a truly exciting, fun, & terrifying sequence.
Well done #GoreVerbinski
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Día 17! El día de hoy nuestro tributo se va a la película #ElAro
una película de terror psicológico que nos causo pesadillas en el año 2002 protagonizada por #NaomiWatts
que bajo la dirección de #GoreVerbinski
nos contaba la historia de una reportera que debía resolver el misterio de una cinta que traía muerte a sus espectadores, pues después de verlo recibían una llamada con la voz de una pequeña anunciandoles que morirían después de 7 días. 💀
Este es un remake de la película de terror japonesa de 1998 titulada Ringu que se basó en la novela de #KōjiSuzuki
Tuvo buena recepción en cines de todo el mundo por lo que se realizaron otras 2 entregas en el 2005 y la 3ra en el 2017.
Obtuvo varios premios entre los que destacan el Premio Saturno por Mejor Película de Terror y Mejor Actriz(Naomi Watts)en el 2002; Y en el 2003 un Teen Choice Awards por Mejor Película de Terror y un premio MTV Movie Awards por Mejor Villano a la actriz #DaveighChase
que interpretó a Samara Morgan.
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Donnie Darko (2001), dir. Richard Kelly 🎬
: tonight's #Rocktober
(31 films I think rock!) watch was #CultClassic
and personal favourite - #DonnieDarko
Synopsis: A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.
Donnie Darko is one of the rare films that earn a 10/10 from me. I've been a fan since day dot, and it jumped into my top ten of all time in my first viewing and hasn't moved since.
Every so often a director connects with a great story and the perfect cast. This is one of those times. I literally would not change a thing. Whilst I'm on the subject, although I have a huge amount of respect for writer/director Richard Kelly, the theatrical cut will always be my favourite version. Perhaps not having enough money created a compromised vision, but I think those constraints resulted in better song choices and a version of the film that requires its audience to think a little, rather than be spoon fed.
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Any fan who has been a fan of this film since the beginning knows it was done on a minute budget and with a less than ideal film stock. Arrow's 4K remaster is stunning. It pulls every last piece of detail out-of the camera negative. Colour handling and contrast is much improved too. It'll never be perfect, but it looks perfectly true to the source.
The film may not have a sonic assault, but what it does have is a wonderfully precise and we'll executed mix. Dialogue is always handled well, but where the mix really shines is in its handling of the period specific songs and #MichaelAndrews
' score. They're full bodied and have space & air. The cover of #MadWorld
by Andrews and #GaryJules
Studio: #ArrowVideo @arrowvideo
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354th of 2018
31 Days Of Horror: Day 9
I remember the first time I saw Gore Verbinski’s The Ring back when I was eleven; broad daylight, started it at like ten in the morning, and got so scared I almost refused leave the house to go to the beach later with my family. Some films just stay with you if you see them at an impressionable age, and no matter how desensitized and thick skinned you get as your life goes on, you never lose at least a modicum of the raw terror you felt back then (don’t even get me started on The Grudge). Couple that with how beautifully dark the mood and aura of this film is thanks to nocturnally themed cinematography by Bojan Bazelli that turns Seattle and the surrounding rural areas into an eerie ghost playground, and you get something wholly memorable. By now the story is iconic; Naomi Watts plays a forlorn investigative journalist scoping out an urban legend in which people die seven days after they view a videotape apparently showing an experimental student film, which is tied to the backstory of the mysterious Samara (Daveigh Chase) a young girl with unholy supernatural tendencies. Edited together with a grainy VHS aesthetic contrasted by clearly lit, distinct nature and skyline shots, Verbinski gives the film an unmistakable visual element. co-starring talent is also provided by Martin Henderson, David Dorfman, Rachael Bella, Amber Tamblyn, Jane Alexander, Adam Brody and a haunting Brian Cox as Samara’s disconcerted father. I’m not sure how the plot mechanics of the original Japanese film play out, but here they make a wise choice by never divulging exactly *what* is wrong with Samara, just that there is something severely off about her, and it’s that ambiguity combined with Chase’s eerie waif performance that make the character so memorable. Everyone shits their pants at the infamous television scene, but for me the ultimate scare resides in the almost unbearably suspenseful opening prologue, and the quick, blood freezing scene of the aftermath, I’ll never quite be the same after seeing a certain expression on a certain girl’s face. A dime-piece of a fright flick, a fine piece of filmmaking and a horror classic.