Donnie Essays

  • Donnie Brasco

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    The book "Donnie Brasco" is based on the undercover life of the author, Joseph D. Pistone, an F.B.I agent who penetrated one of New York City's five families in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Joseph D. Pistone served in the FBI for 28 years, including six years of undercover life in the New York Bonanno crime family, where he operated as a jewel thief under the name Donnie Brasco. Due to his undercover work, more than 200 members of the Mafia were put behind bars. Joseph D. Pistone was born in

  • Donnie Darko

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    Twenty-eight days…six hours…forty-two minutes…twelve seconds, that is when the world will end. The movie Donnie Darko, Frank tells Donnie that the world will end in just a short time. Throughout the movie, different literary devices are experimented to give the movie a deeper meaning. This provides the audience with a hidden message that gathers the viewer’s attention while keeping them entertained. Donnie Darko is a movie that has imagery, symbolism, and foreshadowing and by merging these devices creates

  • Where is Donnie?

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    “Donnie Darko,” is the first film of writer/director Richard Kelly, starring Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore and Patrick Swayze came out on October 26, 2001. However, three years later, “Donnie Darko” was re-released in a director’s cut version, with remastered sound, picture, 20 minutes of new footage and new visual effects. This marked the film’s impressive success on DVD sales – taking in more than $10 million to date in the U.S. sales alone. When I first saw this film

  • Donnie Darko Psychology

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    “Donnie Darko? What the hell kind of name is that? It’s like some sort of superhero or something.” (Donnie Darko 2001) This movie takes place in a space that does not exist in our world. This wondrous place is connected with wormholes, which is a passage to a parallel universe. There is one person who has the ability to travel through the wormholes. Donald Darko is a mentally ill teenager that happens to sleepwalk often and ends up outside in strange places, such as a field in the mountains. Sleepwalking

  • Donnie Darko Psychology

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    pain and darkness and replace them with something better?...” -Gretchen Ross (Donnie Darko) Donnie Darko was the first feature film from writer and director Richard Kelly, the psychological thriller was originally a box office flop, but over time it has developed an esoteric charm and a massive cult following. The original release of the film also happens to be a personal favourite of mine. Our story centres around Donnie Darko a troubled teen previously diagnosed with schizophrenia and a history

  • Donnie Darko Essay

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    Donnie Darko is teen boy who comes from a good suburban family, he has with a history of violence, and anger issues. He differs from his family immensely and seems to be a bit of a rebel. In the movie Donnie Darko (2001) the writer and director of the story is Richard Kelly. He adds dark humor, time travel, and a six-foot-tall rabbit, who speaks to Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) through haunting visions. The film isn’t classified by one specific genre as it shows a likeness to a variety of themes

  • Donnie Darko Fear

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    The film Donnie Darko focuses on promoting hard thinking. The main character, Donnie Darko, is a teenage boy who suffers from delusions and sleepwalking. He avoids his own death by help from a man in a bunny suit. Who also informs Donnie that the world will end. Fear and loneliness is shown throughout the movie and is embodied as being controlled by fear, preying on the fear of others, and fear of tragedy . In the scene where the students are watching the lifeline video in class, the videos are

  • Donnie Darko Annotated Bibliography

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    César C. González P. Film Analysis – ENG 2300 Prof. Leila Estes November 8, 2015 Paper Proposal and Annotated Bibliography In Richard Kelly’s science fiction psychological thriller drama Donnie Darko (2001), the title character (Jake Gyllenhaal), a teenager with paranoid schizophrenia, must follow a figure in a rabbit costume named “Frank” (James Duval) in order to save the world before it is destroyed by a disturbance in the time continuum of the Primary Universe. The disturbance creates an unstable

  • Donnie Darko a Timeless Classic

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    the film Donnie Darko is to constantly ask one important question, “What if?” From the beginning, the audience wonders, “what will happen if Donnie doesn’t take his meds?” (Or maybe, from the very beginning, “what if a car drove over poor Donnie sleeping the middle of the road?”). At the inciting incident, we wonder “what if Frank hadn’t called Donnie out of bed?” (Would we even have a movie?) As Act II begins, the audience must ask, “what if the school hadn’t closed down?” (Would Donnie and Gretchen

  • Donnie Darko Social Psychology

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    Donnie Darko is a film that follows a troubled teenager through twenty-eight days. Throughout this time he is followed by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes. During this journey he finds out the true reasons of life and the power of altering time and destiny. Throughout the film many social psychology topics are demonstrated, for example, aggression, self esteem, and internal attribution. Aggression is an immense factor in the film. Various scenes

  • Philosophy within Donnie Darko

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    In the movie Donnie Darko a jet engine from the future crashes into Donnie's bedroom and starts a parallel world which will end in twenty eight days. Donnie's sister, Elizabeth, gets dropped off by her boyfriend, Frank, seconds before the jet engine lands in Donnie's room. Donnie was not hurt in this freak accident because he was called outside during his sleep by a giant rabbit named Frank. (And as the movie continues Donnie gets farther and farther away from his house every time he sleep walks

  • Comparrison Donnie Darko, 2001: A Space Odyssey

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    Donnie Darko and 2001: A Space Odyssey has central meanings that focus on science and religion. Richard Kelly's, Donnie Darko, introduces the protagonist as a teenage boy who is given the chance to live for twenty-eight more days after the mysterious jet engine crash that was intended to kill him. Donnie is plagued by visions of a giant sized evil-looking rabbit named Frank. Frank orders Donnie to commit acts of violence, warns of the impending end of the world, and is his guide throughout the movie

  • Movie Review of Donnie Darko

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    Donnie Darko: A Review What comes to mind when you think of a modern adolescent coming of age movie? Is it alienation, rebellion, probably first love? In Donnie Darko (2001), writer/director Richard Kelly employs all of these familiar themes; then he adds humor, witty satire, time travel, apocalyptic prophecy, and a bi-pedal, six foot tall nightmare of a rabbit, who instructs the young and confused Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) through haunting visions and an eerie voice that runs through Donnie‘s

  • Subverting the Conventional: Combining Genre in Kelly's Donnie Darko

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    Subverting the Conventional: Combining Genre in Kelly's Donnie Darko While planning an evening at the cinema, individuals do not discuss the specific guidelines of genre while deciding the film of choice. A reason for seeing a Western is never because the genre has evolved from primarily racist films involving cowboys and Indians to movies that vindicate Indians and work toward demythologizing the old West. Similarly, broad generalizations of genre are constantly used to categorize film. Courtship-Romance

  • The Importance Of Death In The Film 'Donnie Darko'

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    odd-looking demonic human with an insect mask that seems to be warning of death and doom, Donnie struggled to accept the fate given to him by refusing to die. Yet in the end, Donnie’s is forced – by circumstances – to decipher the true meaning of life. The death of his girlfriend Karen evoked his love for other people. Love became the major connection and proof of the existence among human beings. As Donnie gradually learned and accepted the meaning of love, he began to realize the existence of other

  • Visual Representation in the Movie "Donnie Darko"

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    numbers of films produced and directed in the past decade that could be labeled as weird or bizarre, however, one of the most head-scratching and unusual films to hit the big screen in the past decade was Donnie Darko (2001), directed by Richard Kelly. The film depicts a troubled adolescent named Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal), who after surviving a near death experience, finds himself at the center of numerous acts of violence and vandalism in his community, possibly due to his growing insanity. Arguably,

  • Economic Structure Of The Mafia

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    The Mafia is viewed by many people as a bunch of gangsters like those that they might see on movies such as Goodfellas, The Godfather, or Donnie Brascoe. In all actuality the Mafia represents much more than that, it is an entity within itself. The original Sicilian Mafia was just a group of families controlling certain territories in which they each laid claim to. These families were headed by a dominant male and were usually in competition with other families. The members of these families would

  • Donnie Darko

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    I also recently watched shutter island while in new Mexico and also believe it to be in my top 5, again for the amazing plot twist that i was not expecting in the slightest and my love for Leonardo DiCaprio. I watched donnie Darko at the beginning of the summer, as recommended by v and it also was a movie that really got me thinking. As you can see the trend of movies i truly enjoy are ones that fuck your mind and then fuck your asshole just because. The ending of the

  • Hallucinations In Donnie Darko

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    Donnie Darko is a 2001 dark psychological drama that revolves around the main character, Donnie Darko, after he survives a freak accident. The film follows him as he tries to understand his delusions of the world ending and a man dressed in a bunny suit called Frank. His delusions and hallucinations lead him to kill people and even set someones house on fire all because he is following the directions of Frank. At the end of the movie he goes back in time through a metal orb he hallucinates and seems

  • Donnie Darko Essay

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    Confronting Predeterminism in Donnie Darko. Donnie Darko, directed by Richard Kelly, takes a plunge into many philosophical concepts and how to confront them. The true meaning of this movie is very up to debate, but after watching this movie numerous times previously, I have a decent idea of what it is about. I think the main theme and meaning of the movie is confronting things out of our control. The movie does this by introducing predeterminism and the fate of Donnie Darko. This predeterminism is