A cult film or cult movie, also commonly referred to as a cult classic, is a film that has acquired a cult following cult films are known for their dedicated, passionate fanbase , an elaborate subculture that engage in repeated viewings, quoting dialogue, and audience participation. The boy murder (2015) (short) writer/director ciarán hickey saw this film as a love letter of sorts to richard kelly's cult-classic 'donnie darko' (2001) there are many references within the short to kelly's film, with the main character being named after kelly himself and the child character having the name donnie. Donnie darko is a much-loved cult sci-fi film but it's also a superb observation of what it's like to be a teenage outsider, ryan writes. Last year marked the 15-year anniversary of richard kelly's debut cult curio, donnie darko while the film's cult-status has elevated it into its own separate canon alongside other 21st-century indie-cult hits, kelly's two other films — the positively delirious and daring southland tales and the labyrinthine sci-fi period piece the box. The director of beloved cult classic donnie darko is finally ready to put another story about donnie out into the world and from the sounds of things it could be truly special.
A cult mind screw film from 2001, written and directed by richard kelly and starring jake gyllenhaal as the title character also featured in the cast are jena malone, drew barrymore, mary mcdonnell, katharine ross, patrick swayze, noah wyle, and maggie gyllenhaal. The only way a person could properly appreciate this movie is with cult status, and a handful of lsd donny darko troubled teen donnie darko begins hallucinating a giant rabbit named frank. American director richard kelly was a 23-year-old film student in his final year of college when he began writing donnie darko, the now-cult tale of a troubled teen in suburban virginia, who finds himself unravelling the mysteries of the universe - aided and instructed by a giant bunny named frank.
Donnie darko is a film of richard kelly, released in 2001 the film revolves between thriller and psychological science fiction, the name of his main character is donnie darko, a teenager on the sidelines, intelligent but shown disturbed. Geoff king's brief cultography of donnie darko (kelly us 2001) provides a good starting point for teaching and researching this enigmatic film the book includes a general discussion throughout of what makes a 'cult' film. Donnie darko (2001) richard kelly's donnie darko certainly didn't achieve blockbuster status upon its initial release in 2001 but in true cult fashion, the film gained unexpected popularity on the midnight-screening circuit and then on dvd. 'donnie darko ' (2001) donnie is he losing his grip on reality, or is reality slipping creepy and puzzling, donnie darko earns its cult film status + instant queue 'metropolis restored. Otherwise, we get the fan's short film contest winner, a dicussion of the film's cult status, a storyboard-to-screen featurette, a production diary and a trailer tweet browse over 5000 reviews.
This pin was discovered by primus discover (and save) your own pins on pinterest. In 2001, he appeared in the comedy film bubble boy, which was a critical failure and a box office bomb but has since gone on to attain status as a cult comedy   later that same year, he starred in the richard kelly -directed drama donnie darko alongside his sister maggie , and drew barrymore [5. Margalit ruth maggie gyllenhaal (/ ˈ dʒ ɪ l ə n h ɔː l / born november 16, 1977) is an american actress and producer part of the gyllenhaal family, she is the daughter of filmmakers stephen gyllenhaal and naomi achs, and the older sister of actor jake gyllenhaal. The film was targeted to urban art-house audiences to compound its problems, the halloween 2001 release fell in the long shadow of the 9/11 tragedy.
Donnie darko, the movie, is a presentation of many philosophies that only very few people ever think of destruction is a form of creation etc, etc fantastic, yet kind of overrated movie by most. Writer-director richard kelly burst out of nowhere onto the film scene in 2001 with his cult favorite donnie darko and quickly earned the status of being the new millenia's david lynch everything from a merchandise chain to books theorizing what was between the lines in his first feature were. It can be tricky to determine which films have cult-classic status after all, they're usually films that initially received little notoriety, only to evolve over time into truly appreciated works.
Richard kelly revisits his cult thriller donnie darko with a director's cut that tries to offer a clearer vision inserting excerpts from the philosophy of time travel, the story gains a more. High school student donnie darko survives a bike accident and is suddenly thrust into visions of the world he has never seen before and begins to question his own sanity when a man named frank appears to him dressed in a maniacal rabbit costume, and questions about love, identity and time travel. Things haven't been easy for richard kelly it can be argued today that donnie darko is one of the best, and perhaps the first, cult classic of the 21st centurythat came after being dismissed at sundance for being too confusing a film and less accessible to audiences than memento and hedwig and the angry inch.
They made me do it too: the cult of donnie darko (28 mins) is a british production introducing us to hipper-than-thou london fans, film critics, cultural observers, and even graffiti artists who. Donnie darko is no cult classic—it's a straight up classic alamy in 2001, director richard kelly's donnie darko opened in a small number of theaters and quickly vanished. It is implied in the film that donnie is a schizophrenic and therefore the film is him going through an episode of his illness this theory is plausible because every single event could be put down to this.
When donnie darko was theatrically released in 2001, it went largely unnoticed, but gradually it found its audience on home video where it flourished and even spawned a direct-to-video sequel i knew when i originally saw it theatrically that it was a special film, and even when it was released again in a director's cut version, the movie has. Frank anderson, also known as frank the rabbit, is a central character and anti-hero in the 2001 independent science-fiction film donnie darko as a member of the manipulated dead, frank's objective is to guide donnie in his path to correcting the timeline of the primary universe by returning. Donnie darko's cleverest trick is to take your typical angsty teen, convinced that the world is coming to an end, and make him correctliterally because the world is coming to an end—in 28.