Saturday, October 15, 2011

Great Soundtracks - Donnie Darko

For the month of October we not only get to indulge in scary movies and get ourselves ready to Halloween, but all of this can be soundtracked by great music provided by the cult classic Donnie Darko. The 2002 film became a sensation in the indie film world and was then re-released in 2004 as a directors cut and to coincide with the director's cut version of the film was the much talked about soundtrack to the movie that featured a slew of Cold-Wave and New-Wave 80's bands.

The original soundtrack just featured the film's score and the brilliant Tears for Fears cover of "Mad World" done by the film's composer Michael Andrews and singer Gary Jules. The 2004 release saw the all-star soundtrack of Joy Division, New Order, Duran Duran, Oingo Boingo, INXS, Tears for Fears, Echo & the Bunnymen and more. The soundtrack takes the films dark undertones and much in which the era the film is based and enhances the color of each song and the story director and writer Richard Kelly wrote about a time traveler. Easily one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all-time for one of the best films of the last decade.