Movie class: Donnie Darko

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Vocabulary
overbearing
hapless
blackmail
forensic
embezzle

Our chat

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Movie class: Donnie Darko
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me 9:00 PM
discussion

Lee Wright 9:00 PM
discussion of questions
discuss the questions
discussion questions

me 9:00 PM
discussional

Lee Wright 9:02 PM
troubled teenager
sleepwalker
engine plane crashes into his bedroom
he barely escaped death
plot is about time travel
the world will die in 28 days
Frank, girlfriend, and Grandma Death
Which universe is “real”?
Music interludes…

Gerard Arbat 9:05 PM
Duran duran

me 9:06 PM
1. By not dying on October 2 (the first time), did Donnie somehow bring about the impending end of the world on October 30?

Lee Wright 9:06 PM
artifact = an ancient device

Jörgen Olsson 9:07 PM
relic

Lee Wright 9:07 PM
code is not artifact
t

Vasanth Prabakar 9:09 PM
t

Gerard Arbat 9:09 PM
t

Lee Wright 9:10 PM
Frank is trying to help Donnie be a better person?
the book text is too fast on the screen to read it all.
The Manipulated Dead…
Donnie transitioned into a tangent universe…
And he’s trying to get back to his universe.

Vasanth Prabakar 9:15 PM
c

Lee Wright 9:15 PM
a “cult classic”
has a narrow but fanatic following of fans
genre (ZHAN rer; almost like ‘John rer’)

me 9:16 PM
3. What’s your favorite quote or moment from the movie?

Lee Wright 9:17 PM
Favorite moment or quote from the movie?
Cellar Door
clue to go to the cellar
t
“Predetermination” or “Free Will”?

Jörgen Olsson 9:24 PM
t

Gerard Arbat 9:25 PM
t

Lee Wright 9:26 PM
Love and Fear scale
Just like a liberal in the US today.
rigid mindset
open-minded, flexible, adaptable

Vasanth Prabakar 9:30 PM
c
I saw her as Power puff girl

Lee Wright 9:35 PM
flag on a stand

Vasanth Prabakar 9:37 PM
c

Lee Wright 9:37 PM
co-educational – mixed gender
Middlesex = name of the town
A co-ed = a girl

Vasanth Prabakar 9:38 PM
c

Lee Wright 9:39 PM
co-ed = a female student
stern, blunt

Vasanth Prabakar 9:40 PM
t

Lee Wright 9:41 PM
eavesdropping
Chinese girl
confidential
“doctor-client privilege” => confidentiality
“Grandma Death”
Wrote the book on time travel
mortar and stones
handrail

Vasanth Prabakar 9:45 PM
c

Lee Wright 9:45 PM
Climbing vine
Home framework is all wood.
concrete block structure (CBS)
If failed many times,… the world would have ended?
hallucination
lattice = framework
a litterbug = a person who litters
Dean – college
Principal – high school
1st grade = 6
Grades 10-12 hight
16 years in 10th grade
18 in 12th grade
Weather-proof
tarnishes
but does rust
can be polished to be shiny again
easy to mold for statues and sculptures.
Polish till shiny
Corrosion – iron
Tarnish – bronze, gold, silver

Vasanth Prabakar 9:55 PM
c

Lee Wright 9:56 PM
BIrds poop on statue
Pigeons are hated for this.
Hot and cold water can share one handle.
UK has separate faucets for hot and cold water. Can’t have warm water.
A slinky toy will “walk” down steps.

Gerard Arbat 10:03 PM
http://www.donniedarko.org.uk/explanation/

Lee Wright 10:03 PM
Crime-related
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