Friday, October 31, 2003

Hop into History

A feature piece on the Donnie Darko phenomenon includes a few stabs at interpretation—and suggests that the difficulty of interpreting the movie is key to its increasing cult success. We knew that—“Donnie Darko” is perennially our most popular search term. “Andrew Frank, Visions’ founder and president, first saw the movie on cable TV, and his own personal theory about its resonance with audiences is that Donnie Darko is one of the truest movies ever made about mental illness.” Frankly, we question his commitment to Sparkle Motion. (Hank Stuever, “Hop into History,” The Washington Post, November 1, 2003).

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