WEIRDLAND: Paranormal Signals

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Paranormal Signals

Jake Gyllenhaal and Drew Barrymore as Donnie Darko and Karen Pomeroy in "Donnie Darko" (2001).

"On a particular night, Donnie is watching television with his family, and begins to notice wormholes sprouting from the Solar Plexus of nearly everyone in the room, and he follows his, which leads him to his father's bedroom, where he finds a gun in the closet. Donnie becomes convinced that this gun will play a part in his destiny, and takes it for safe keeping.

And the strangest part of all this, is that he is right".



TV Announcer 1: First down and 10...

TV Advert: Good evening ladies and ghouls. Join us at the Middlesex Pavillion Hall…

TV Advert: ... for the Middlesex Halloween Haunt...

"There is no distance with Paranormal Activity. Our comfort zone, our sense of superiority, is already depicted (and subverted) in the characters and on the screen. So much of the time we are watching Kate and Micah rewatching what happened while they were sleeping, or researching on the internet a similar case, or examining the audio for signs. Yet despite all this, when the horror does actually happen, we don't know where to look, what's going to happen, or where to retreat". Source:

"Along the way, there was one major change. A weakness of Paranormal Activity was the ending, so Spielberg suggested an alternative. Steven Spielberg and Drew Barrymore at "Whip It" L.A. Premiere, on 29th September 2009.

“People scream and go wild”. Peli says. The Spielberg ending is the one that’s being shown now". Source:

Drew Barrymore plays Little' Edith Bouvier Beale in HBO tv film "Grey Gardens". Based on the lives that inspired the Maysles Brothers' documentary, this is a drama narrating the story of "Big Edie" Beale (Jessica Lange) and her daughter "Little Edie".(Drew Barrymore) living in a rickety East Hampton mansion.

1 comment :

Michael said...

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