In His Own Filmmaker’s Words: RICHARD KELLY on the origins of Donnie Darko

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“I think it was very much an expression of my internal anxieties as an adolescent, first and foremost. It’s probably much more of an autobiographical film than people realize, and I’ve pretty much been able to reconcile that now that I’m much older. But, at the same time, a piece of ice fell from the wing of the jet plane when I was a kid and smashed into my neighbor’s house. I don’t remember who the kid was but it was something I read about and it stuck with me. That was the plot seed. So whoever that neighborhood kid is I hope he’s alive and well.”

 

RICHARD KELLY DONNIE DARKO

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The quote comes from the Jeff Slate article for QUARTZ.

 

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