The Donnie Darko Book

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Oct 31, 2003 - Performing Arts - 155 pages
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A companion volume to "one of the most original works of recent American Cinema"*

Donnie Darko was the surprise cult hit of 2001. 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. 11 blues" (Jan Stuart, Newsday). Its Möbius strip-like narrative about Donnie, a troubled teenager who can see into the future, continues to inspire fans to obsessive heights. 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.

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companion to the movie

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I thought my daughter would like this book to go with the movie but it doesnt really explain anything. Read full review

About the author (2003)

Richard T. Kelly was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1970, and grew up in Northern Ireland. This is his third book.Praise for Alan Clarke:

'A quite remarkable, heartbreaking book . . . a model of how to write film history.' Independent on Sunday

'If there is a better book about British television in the seventies and eighties, I have yet to read it.' Sight & SoundPraise for The Name of this Book is Dogme95:

'Extremely illuminating, often hilarious.' Total Film

'A lot more fun than Festen.' Evening Standard

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