Saturday, May 24, 2008
And I find it kinda funny, find it kinda sad
'Mad World' by Gary Jules.
It's a song featured in the cult movie 'Donnie Darko' about space travel and parallel universes, starring Jake Gyllenhaal (tembak-ed the spelling) as the title character. When I first saw the movie, I felt that the song reflects the theme, emotions, plot and sub-plots of the film. If you've never heard of the film, you should really try and watch it. The key word being 'try'. Haha!
Try not to watch it alone in the middle of the night. It's NOT a horror film, but Frank in the grotesque bunny suit appearing in the mirror all of a sudden can mean excess urea on your pajamas.
So far, I've realised that those who have watched this movie is divided into two groups. One school of thought is, the movie is pure nonsense. And at the other end of the spectrum, people think the movie is brimming with pure brilliance. It takes a while to understand and comprehend its meaning and Donnie's existence.
When I first watched it, I was too puzzled the whole time and thought the whole show was a farce. Haha! But upon viewing it for the second time (after reading a little about the show's meaning) only I began to realise why certain things happen in the film. From "What the heck? Damn stupid weih this part" to "OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHH"
Oklah. Enough about the show already. Go watch it!
Gretchen: Donnie Darko? What the hell kind of name is that? It's like some sort of superhero or something
Donnie: What makes you think I'm not?