Rachel's Blog: Donnie does not shoot first

Fri, 23 Apr 2004

I haven't been in favour of Director's Cuts in general - I believe that once a film is out there, it's out there and that's that. (I mean you George Lucas!) I've always maintained that artists don't get to touch up thier paintings once they're hanging in a gallery, in fact they'd probably get arrested for it, so why should a film director get to re-visit his or her work?. (There's probably a whole "ownership" argument in there somewhere.)
Anyway, director Richard Kelly is preparing for a theatrical re-release of Donnie Darko and he has some compelling reasons to do so:
It will expand the meaning of the film and offer more clues and more solutions to the puzzle and create an additional layer of mystery for the audience. There really is a tremendous amount of new material - some of which will surprise even the most die-hard fans.
So I'll reserve my judgement until I see it. And I will.