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The Donnie Darko Book
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"Extraordinary...Film of the year". ("Sleazenation"). "Magnificently bizarre...Wonderful". ("Empire"). "Unlike anything you'll have seen before...Honestly mind-blowing". (BBC Radio 1). "Stunning...Totally original". (Time Out). "Dazzling...Demands a second viewing". ("Total Film"). The critical and audience response made "Donnie Darko" the cult film of the year - one whose dark ambiguities caused audiences to go back to the film again and again trying to fathom its mysteries. This book brings its readers further into the world of "Donnie Darko" and its creator Richard Kelly. Contained within these pages are an in-depth interview with Richard Kelly who recounts the gestation of the film; the screenplay; photos and drawings from the film and artwork inspired by it. "Donnie Darko" will never surrender up all its mysteries, but this book will be an indispensable guide into its intriguing world.
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Richard T. Kelly was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1970, and grew up in Northern Ireland. This is his third book.Praise for Alan Clarke: 'A quite remarkable, heartbreaking book . . . a model of how to write film history.' Independent on Sunday 'If there is a better book about British television in the seventies and eighties, I have yet to read it.' Sight & SoundPraise for The Name of this Book is Dogme95: 'Extremely illuminating, often hilarious.' Total Film 'A lot more fun than Festen.' Evening Standard

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"Few filmmakers of any age have blended the sensibilities of pop and art so effortlessly, or combined them with such a haunting tale of loss and redemption." --Andrew O'Hehir, Salon* "The most original and venturesome American indie I've seen this year." --J. Hoberman, Village Voice "[The] kind of movie that calls out not merely to be experienced but to be solved." --Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times Few filmmakers of any age have blended the sensibilities of pop and art so effortlessly, or combined them with such a haunting tale of loss and redemption. Andrew O'Hehir, Salon* The most original and venturesome American indie I've seen this year. J. Hoberman, Village Voice [The] kind of movie that calls out not merely to be experienced but to be solved. Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times " Few filmmakers of any age have blended the sensibilities of pop and art so effortlessly, or combined them with such a haunting tale of loss and redemption. "Andrew O'Hehir, Salon*" The most original and venturesome American indie I've seen this year. "J. Hoberman, Village Voice" [The] kind of movie that calls out not merely to be experienced but to be solved. "Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times"" "Few filmmakers of any age have blended the sensibilities of pop and art so effortlessly, or combined them with such a haunting tale of loss and redemption."--Andrew O'Hehir, "Salon"* "The most original and venturesome American indie I've seen this year." --J. Hoberman, "Village Voice" "[The] kind of movie that calls out not merely to be experienced but to be solved."--Roger Ebert, "Chicago Sun-Times"

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