History Fridge / DonnieDarko

20th Dec '17 11:01:33 PM DoctorSleep
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* Changing the opening song from "The Killing Moon" to "Never Tear Us Apart" (before the Tangent Universe is created) makes sense from a narrative perspective, as the song "Love Will Tear Us Apart" plays on the final night in the Tangent Universe. One timeline is stable and cannot be destroyed, while the other is on the cusp of breaking and puts Donnie's [[spoiler: and Elizabeht's]] loved ones in the crossfire.




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* Cherita's moment of bliss in the finale makes sense if you assume she saw the Tangent Universe in her dreams. [[spoiler: By losing the talent contest she was put out of harm's way, both by the plane being damaged and Cunningham's perverted tendencies.]] A deleted scene set the morning after the school was flooded foreshadowed this.
* "They made me do it". Donnie's re-writing of that sentence is a little different to the graffiti in the schoolyard (the "t" is straight rather than curved). The principal still considers him a suspect, though with Donnie's test scores "intimidating" him, it's a possible hint that Donnie is something of a scapegoat among the faculty, especially considering his history of vandalism.


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* In the buildup to Halloween, Donnie draws a picture of a man wearing a scary rabbit costume and carves a Jack O' Lantern resembling Frank's mask. As far as we can tell, [[spoiler: Elizabeth's boyfriend Frank had no interactions with Donnie that she would have known about, so their shared interest in scary rabbits must have been this for her.]]
10th Dec '17 1:08:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''DonnieDarko'' had a doozy of one at the end. Think of it: in this timeline, Donnie died without going on his murder-and-arson spree. Thus, he never burned down Jim Cunningham's house, thereby exposing the fact that Cunningham was making child porn. It's never insinuated that Cunningham would be found out any other way, and in the meantime, the head coach of the little girl dance team adores the man and trusts him completely. If he asked to give the girls a 'private lecture' on Love vs. Fear, she wouldn't bat an eye. In conclusion: Donnie's death will almost certainly cause his little sister to be molested.

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* ''DonnieDarko'' had There's a doozy of one at the end. Think of it: in this timeline, Donnie died without going on his murder-and-arson spree. Thus, he never burned down Jim Cunningham's house, thereby exposing the fact that Cunningham was making child porn. It's never insinuated that Cunningham would be found out any other way, and in the meantime, the head coach of the little girl dance team adores the man and trusts him completely. If he asked to give the girls a 'private lecture' on Love vs. Fear, she wouldn't bat an eye. In conclusion: Donnie's death will almost certainly cause his little sister to be molested.
8th Jan '17 5:30:55 AM hoodiecrow
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** On the other hand, if it leads to [[spoiler: his mom thinking that he had never really loved her, she might cope easier with his death (however cynical it may look at first glance).]]
23rd Apr '16 11:40:41 PM aye_amber
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* In the Director's cut, the song Love Will Tear Us Apart by JoyDivision is heard playing diegetically during the party scene. The version of the song used is the re-release from 1995, despite the fact the film was set in 1988. This seems like it could be a mistake, as a record released in 1995 couldn't be played at a party in 1988. Until you remember that the entire film focuses around the concept of time travel.

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* In the Director's cut, the song Love Will Tear Us Apart by JoyDivision Music/JoyDivision is heard playing diegetically during the party scene. The version of the song used is the re-release from 1995, despite the fact the film was set in 1988. This seems like it could be a mistake, as a record released in 1995 couldn't be played at a party in 1988. Until you remember that the entire film focuses around the concept of time travel.
26th Mar '16 2:46:35 AM zerohelix
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* In the Director's cut, the song Love Will Tear Us Apart by JoyDivision is heard playing diegetically during the party scene. The version of the song used is the re-release from 1995, despite the fact the film was set in 1988. This seems like it could be a mistake, as a record released in 1995 couldn't be played at a party in 1988. until you remember that the entire film focuses around the concept of time travel.

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* In the Director's cut, the song Love Will Tear Us Apart by JoyDivision is heard playing diegetically during the party scene. The version of the song used is the re-release from 1995, despite the fact the film was set in 1988. This seems like it could be a mistake, as a record released in 1995 couldn't be played at a party in 1988. until Until you remember that the entire film focuses around the concept of time travel.
29th Jan '16 7:23:25 AM LoveChunks
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***He said that it was "futuristic". He's not necessarily referring to the one that actually takes place in the future.
15th Jan '16 7:50:36 AM JoeStrong
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* In the Director's cut, the song Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division is heard playing diegetically during the party scene. The version of the song used is the re-release from 1995, despite the fact the film was set in 1988. This seems like it could be a mistake, as a record released in 1995 couldn't be played at a party in 1988. until you remember that the entire film focuses around the concept of time travel.

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* In the Director's cut, the song Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division JoyDivision is heard playing diegetically during the party scene. The version of the song used is the re-release from 1995, despite the fact the film was set in 1988. This seems like it could be a mistake, as a record released in 1995 couldn't be played at a party in 1988. until you remember that the entire film focuses around the concept of time travel.
22nd Nov '15 4:14:51 PM benda
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** On the other hand, if it leads to [[spoiler: his mom thinking that he had never really loved her, she might cope easier with his death (however cynical it may sound at first).]]

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** On the other hand, if it leads to [[spoiler: his mom thinking that he had never really loved her, she might cope easier with his death (however cynical it may sound look at first).first glance).]]
22nd Nov '15 4:13:06 PM benda
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*** On the other hand, if it leads to [[spoiler: his mom thinking that he had never really loved her, she might cope easier with his death (however cynical it may sound at first).]]

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*** ** On the other hand, if it leads to [[spoiler: his mom thinking that he had never really loved her, she might cope easier with his death (however cynical it may sound at first).]]
22nd Nov '15 4:12:42 PM benda
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*** On the other hand, if it leads to [[spoiler: his mom thinking that he had never really loved her, she might cope easier with his death (however cynical it may sound at first).]]
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