Friday, February 18, 2005

Too Cheap for Content

Wish I had the paid subscription to The New Republic. One of the articles linked to is a review of the director's cut DVD of Donnie Darko, and the description reads, "The director's cut of Donnie Darko explains too much." I'd really like to read this review. I saw DD in the theater in October 2001, and I got the DVD as soon as it came out. Never wound up seeing the director's cut when it was re-released. I don't think I could get past the fact that Richard Kelly chose not to use Echo & The Bunnymen's "The Killing Moon" for the opening. No song could better capture the mood of the film, in my opinion. It's a beautiful song, but also quite creepy and a little discordant, just like the movie.


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