In precisely 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds, the world will end. Or this podcast episode will be 28 days old. One of the two. I'm covering DONNIE DARKO today on Soundtracker, and I'm joined by returning guest Bobby Big Wheel (@bobbybigwheel) to talk about it.
In this episode, we talk about the movie's strange up and down (and back up again) legacy, Kelly's fully formed vision as a first time filmmaker, how certain aspects seem as timely as ever in 2023, how creepy Frank looks, how the Angsty Young Guy philosophizing is fine, actually, the incredible juggling act it does with genres, we discuss the possibility it's a superhero origin story, and get into how well the musical choices paint the era the movie takes place in. So give it a listen. If you don't, I'll begin to doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion!
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