Monday, March 28, 2016

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Donnie Darko (2001)
Donnie: Well, could these portals, um... 
Could these portals just appear anywhere, anytime? 
Prof. Monnitoff: I think that's highly unlikely. 
No, I think what you're talking about is an act of God. 
Donnie: Well if God controls time then all time is pre-decided. 
Prof. Monnitoff: I'm not following you. 
Donnie: Every living thing follows along a set path. 
And if you could see your path or channel, then you could 
see into the future, right? Like, uh... It's a form of time travel. 
Prof. Monnitoff: Well, you're-you're contradicting 
yourself there, Donnie. If we were able to see our destinies 
manifest themselves visually, then we would be given a choice 
to betray our chosen destinies. And the mere fact that 
this choice exists would make all preformed destiny, 
uh, come to an end. 
Donnie: Not if you travel within God's channel. 
Prof. Monnitoff: Um, I'm not going to be able 
to continue this conversation. 
Donnie: Why? 
Prof. Monnitoff: I could lose my job.

You might think that I devoted this week's banner to Frank in Donnie Darko because it was Easter yesterday and he's the greatest rabbit ever put in the movies, but you'd only be half-right - today also happens to be writer-director Richard Kelly's birthday (he's turning 41) and so that's the other 50% of it.

Seriously though, what has happened to Richard Kelly? He hasn't written or directed a single thing since The Box in 2009 and yes that movie was a mess but not a big enough mess to make me not want to see him keep trying! Speaking of, I need to sit back down and re-watch Southland Tales very soon, dammit. And I hope you're working on something and it's something awesome, Mr. Kelly. Come roaring back with a vengeance, please! (Also remind me that Donnie Darko turns 15 in October, we should obviously do something.)


shaun said...

Remember that scene later when Jake and Noah started making out? That was awesome. Wait, what do you mean that only happened in MY head?!?!? ;)

shawnp said...

I re-watched Cock Chuggers Two: Cock Chuggin' this weekend. I maintain the original is better.

Jack said...

Richard Kelly is so handsome. I wonder if he has a boyfriend.

Anonymous said...

Gosh I would shag boyish Richard Kelly over horse-face Jake anytime, anywhere. Hope he makes another movie soon.

Dan said...

I absolutely LOVE Noah Wyle but especially in this film.