Donnie Darko (2001)
Scenes from Donnie Darko appear in this film reconfiguration.
Main character sees vision of "the world without me" and decide whether or not to commit suicide
Donnie Darko is visited by a giant 'rabbit' that no one else sees.
Family problems, end of the world, escapism, social outcast.
The scene where the boy imitates Norman Bates when he makes fun of Gretchen's father stabbing her mother, complete with the sound effects
Follows the same structure: most of the film is the fantasy(?) of a man about to die
at the party, before Donnie has the vision his eyes looks like Ray Millands eyes in X (1963)
Movie playing in movie theater
Same wolf howl is heard. Both movies also feature a scene of a character having a conversation with a dead person in a movie theatre.
Donnie tells his friends what happened in this episode to explain how Smurfette was created
Movie playing in theater
Donnie insults Jim Cunningham by calling him a CHUD
Donnie mentions the DeLorean, and both movies have the number 88 as an important plot point
ballet uniforms modeled after prom dress
Donnie has crush on Kelly Bundy
seen on theatre marquee, the first scene is also an homage
Portrait in Patrick Swayze's character's study is of Swayze as Dalton
Mary McDonnell stars in Dances with Graham Greene, in Donnie she speaks of a different Graham Greene
In the beginning, Rose Darko is reading the Stephen King's original novel.
time travel and conversation on smurfs
The sequence set to "Head Over Heels" that gives us a dreamlike introduction to Donnie's high school is too similar to the introduction to Laura Palmer's high school to be ignored, especially since both climax with a character snorting cocaine.
Protagonist escapes death, causes a tear in space-time continuum, then has to sacrifice his life to restore order
Video case is shown in a video store.
The 'social bunny' in The Sims 2 references Frank
In 'Donnie Darko: Production Diary', the cast and crew talk about the making of the 2001 cult film 'Donnie Darko' as it happens.
"Fearitdoit" program resembles Jim Cunningham's program.
It is stated as Chester's favorite movie.
Video case is shown in a video store.
'#1 Fan: A Darkomentary' is a mockumentary based on the making of the 2001 cult film 'Donnie Darko'.
Joan refers to the film.
vertical frame tilts to horizontal frame
In the 'Working Stiff' segment in the main characters cubicle a poster of Frank the Bunny is on the wall
The Profesor gives his students a task regarding the film "Donnie Darko"
Miranda mentions that Michael Andrews wrote the score for Donnie Darko.
A poster can be seen when Roland falls into the dumpster
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
mentioned by Jools as a film she'd recommend
self-help guru speaks to an crowd about how people react to situations out of either fear or love
An audience member mentions that Kevin did a DVD commentary for the movie, and Kevin also mentions it by name.
After the "Superman" Flashback: Peter touches his eye with the same expression on his face as Frank did in the final sequence of Donnie Darko
Ari mentions it
Venom lists the movie as one that kills off the main character at the end
The "rabbit" in the woods looks like Frank.
referenced in dialogue
Bruno mentions the film in assessing Donny Osmond's performance
Bruno calls Donny Osmond "Donny Darko"
One of the characters is called Donnie Darko and is dressed like him in the Halloween party
The main theme is inspired by "Carpathian Ridge" by 'Michael Andrews', original music for Donnie Darko (2001), one of the favorite films of Nikolay Yeriomin. Despite the fact two pieces of music has a very slight connection (if one). Andrews is thanked in the end credits.
DVD case is shown.
Basic plot mentioned in conversation between Peter and Mark
Imagery from the film appears in this short
Richard Kelly is mentioned and the poster for this movie is seen.
incorrect response in "Blu-Rays" category
Michael Palin sees John Cleese dressed as a giant rabbit.
Inspiration for the name of protagonist Frank Lapin
mentioned in dialogue
"This makes Donnie Darko look like Back to the Future II."
A character of Split Second was visually inspired by Frank (although it's barely noticeble).
"Donnie Sharko" - during the "fish puns in film titles" scene
"Did Frank Anderson write this? If so, is Twilight going to have jet engine fall on her?"
Donnie's English class watches this, and topics are discussed.
An OutRun machine is played by Donnie
brief flashback to young Samantha dancing with Sparkle Motion is from DD
Clips of mistakes shown
bike ride shot; Drew Barrymore in both films
"I see rabbit people."
By the end of Pud'n's wish scene, the bunny sounds and looks like the rabbit Frank
Brandon's dream "wake up"