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Donnie Darko
     

Donnie Darko

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by Geoff King, Stuart Sim
 

With its gothic tale of a troubled teen haunted by visions of a figure in a Halloween rabbit suit, Donnie Darko was among the first cult movie phenomena of the twenty-first century, making debut director Richard Kelly Hollywood hot property before he reached his thirtieth birthday. This study narrates the film's journey from box-office bemusement through

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With its gothic tale of a troubled teen haunted by visions of a figure in a Halloween rabbit suit, Donnie Darko was among the first cult movie phenomena of the twenty-first century, making debut director Richard Kelly Hollywood hot property before he reached his thirtieth birthday. This study narrates the film's journey from box-office bemusement through word of mouth success to the recent director's cut of the film, and also discusses fans' reactions to the film's enigmatic conclusion, explaining how Donnie Darko gripped the imagination of Generation X teenagers across the world.

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Science Fiction Film and Television
King's book displays an awareness and sensitivity to the many complex issues at play in any reading of Donnie Darko. As such, the book is an ideal starting point for anyone attempting to write about the film.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905674510
Publisher:
Wallflower Press
Publication date:
12/04/2007
Series:
Cultographies Series
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,010,238
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Geoff King is Reader in Film and TV Studies at Brunel University. He is the author of Spectacular Narratives: Hollywood in the Age of the Blockbuster (2000), Film Comedy (2002) and New Hollywood Cinema: An Introduction (2005).

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Donnie Darko 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Geoff King is absolutely one of the best authors to create such an intelligent and dark book.  It gives you so much to think about .  Don't waste your time with anything else, just read the book now!!!
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