Friday 6 April 2012

Pic of the Week . . . Donnie Darko

I can't believe it!! I thought I'd set blogger up to publish automatically on Friday as I was away for the weekend, and did it do it? No, it didn't! So a belated Happy Easter everyone. Here's Good Friday's post...


I was trying to find something with an Easter feel to it, so I thought I'd go with the Easter Bunny theme. But how can you find something dark and twisted that revolves around sweet little bunnies?

Then I remembered the film 'Donnie Darko'. How freaky looking is Frank the Bunny from that film? As soon as this thought come to mind, I was hooked on the idea of Donnie Darko, and looked further into it.

I love Donnie Darko - and this isn't just because it stars a young Jake Gyllenhaal (*coughs and composes oneself again...). Despite not actually do that well on its release back in 2001, it soon became a cult movie and worshipped by millions - and with good reason.

I did, however, think that Donnie Darko was a bit dark for a nice happy, bouncy, fluffy Easter Bunny theme, but then I discovered something else. Did you know, according to IMDB, that there is an Easter Egg Hunt on the DVD of the film? I didn't know this. I'm not sure if this is on a limited edition DVD or on every one, but I may just have to get my own copy out and have a nose.

Here's what IMBD says:

*EASTER EGG: The DVD contains several Easter Eggs, or hidden items. Two are visible in the "Philosophy of Time Travel" book in the Special Features. On each of the appendix pages, press the up arrow on your remote and press enter. For Appendix A, the viewer gets a deleted scene about the flooding of the school, and Appendix B, the viewer gets a different trailer for the movie. Another can be found after selecting the "Cunning Visions" menu screen. At the bottom of the screen, highlight the Special Features menu entry, press the right arrow on your remote to highlight the icon, and press enter. This will allow you to enter a Web site gallery.

Because of this, I decided to stick with the Donnie Darko theme. This is by an artist on Deviant Art who deals with a lot of stencil work.

Happy Easter, folks. Have a wonderful weekend...


  1. I liked that movie a lot more before I went to IMDB and read the FAQ that explained what it was supposed to be about. It was more fun coming up with my own theories as to who the bunny was and what he wanted.

  2. Not forgetting the Killer Bunny in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

  3. Hungry hungry hippos