The Donnie Darko Book

Richard Kelly; Foreword by Jake Gyllenhaal

Farrar, Straus and Giroux



Trade Paperback

208 Pages


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Donnie Darko was the surprise cult hit of 2001. Appearing nationwide on critic's year-end top-ten lists, the quirky independent film's effortless blending of science fiction, horror, adolescent angst, and social satire defied description while simultaneously providing "an unexpectedly poignant catharsis for Sept. 11 blues" (Jan Stuart, Newsday).

The film's Möbius strip-like narrative about Donnie, a troubled teenager who can see into the future, continues to inspire fans to obsessive heights. The Donnie Darko Book includes the film's screenplay, an in-depth interview with writer-director Richard Kelly, facsimile pages from the Philosophy of Time Travel book that Donnie uses to go back in time, and finally many photos and drawings from the film as well as artwork inspired by it.


Praise for The Donnie Darko Book

"Few filmmakers of any age have blended the sensibilities of pop and art so effortlessly, or combined them with such a haunting tale of loss and redemption."—Andrew O'Hehir, Salon

"The most original and venturesome American indie I've seen this year."—J. Hoberman, Village Voice

"[The] kind of movie that calls out not merely to be experienced but to be solved."—Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"Stunning . . . Totally original."—Time Out

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