Donnie Darko

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Summary: Donnie Darko, a film by Richard Kelly is about a schizophrenic teen who lives in the American suburb of Middlesex. When an unidentified giant plane engine crashes into his room, a chain of mysterious events are triggered. {draw:rect}

Donnie Darko, a film by Richard Kelly is about a schizophrenic teen who lives in the American suburb of Middlesex. When an unidentified giant {draw:frame} plane engine crashes into his room, a chain of mysterious events are triggered. Donnie is plagued by visions of a evil-looking rabbit named Frank. who makes Donnie commit acts of violence. and tells him the world will end in 28 days. Frank is the boyfriend of Donnie's sister Elizabeth. The Frank who speaks to Donnie is a kind of ghost Frank - a remnant of Frank who, because Donnie shoots him in the eye within the Tangent Universe's 28 days and can move freely in time throughout {draw:frame} the Tangent Universe. Frank's purpose is that he's been chosen to serve as Donnie's guide through {draw:frame} the Tangent Universe, leading him toward clues and offering tasks that will ease Donnie's way toward his goal. In the early stages of the film, Frank lures Donnie from reality and introduces him to a tangent universe where Donnie observes what would've been his own death in reality, where he is crushed {draw:frame} plane engine that crashes directly above his bedroom where he sleeps. In {draw:frame} the tangent reality though, he is just a witness, confused and frightened by the same dream-like atmosphere via other medium. "The Philosophy of Time Travel" by {draw:frame} Roberta Sparrow an elderly woman who attended the same school as Donnie explains that time, while usually stable, will occasionally become corrupted for reasons unknown to all. When this happens, a Tangent Universe is created -an alternate reality parallel to the primary universe in which we all live. "If a Tangent Universe occurs," Sparrow writes, "it will be highly unstable, sustaining itself for no longer than several weeks. Eventually it will collapse upon itself, forming a black hole within the Primary Universe capable of destroying all existence." During that collapse, a time-space vortex will form that leads back to the birth of {draw:frame} the Tangent Universe. At midnight on Oct. 2, 1988, a Tangent Universe is spontaneously created.. This Tangent Universe threatens the existence of life. It's up to Donnie to bring the world back to normal and keep {draw:frame} the Tangent Universe from destroying the real world when it collapses. Along with the creation of a Tangent Universe is the unexpected appearance of an Artefact. This artefact (engine) will mysteriously show up near the centre of {draw:frame} the Tangent Universe. In order for disaster to be prevented, the Artefact must be sent back to the Primary Universe. In order to save the world Donnie picked to return the Artefact to the Primary Universe in order to prevent the disaster had to go through a wormhole and go back in time of the engine crashing into his room and die in order to end the parallel universe and restore stability to the primary universe. By not waking up and sleepwalking out at night, he changed destiny and died to {draw:frame} save the world. At the end of the movie after we go back to the point where the jet engine hits the house we see the therapist wake up suddenly and look troubled, Jim Cunningham sobbing, and Frank touching his eye. Gretchen, Donnie's girlfriend and Rose Darko, Donnie's mum seem to remember each other, waving at the end of {draw:frame} the film. They remember {draw:frame} the Tangent Universe in dreams and remember what happened from the future, but now closed, Tangent Universe. Donnie Darko is on a journey of knowledge of the universe, the notion of existence and the idea of God. Frank tells him that the world will end in 28 days. At first he doesn't believe it but then starts to and tries to {draw:frame} save the world by trying...
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