chunk of ice fell from an airliner onto his neighbor’s house, and a young Kell…years out of USC film school, Kelly envisioned a sci-fi, horror blockbuster for his debut in Darko. He wrote the final script in less than a month, but the germination of the story began in Kelly’s childhood. A chunk of ice fell from an airliner onto his neighbor’s house, and a young Kelly started thinking of a plot around this event.
man, those seeds of childhood. I loved Donnie Darko. It haunted me like The Shining. This is indeed one of those films that imprinted on me. Great piece, so thorough and well thought out. I loved how you tied in new wave music, karens and teenage conversations.