Saturday, July 01, 2006

Speaking of Rabbits...

"Which book are you?" personality quiz.

Link courtesy of Fuse #8:




You're Watership Down!

by Richard Adams

Though many think of you as a bit young, even childish, you're actually incredibly deep and complex. You show people the need to rethink their assumptions, and confront them on everything from how they think to where they build their houses. You might be one of the greatest people of all time. You'd be recognized as such if you weren't always talking about talking rabbits.


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There's a significant scene about Watership Down that was edited from the original Donnie Darko but restored later in the director's cut.

And now, I'm off to read The Destructors.

8 comments:

Lone Star Ma said...

Here's mine (big surprise,except I think the Jackie part is seriously pushing it):

You're The Mists of Avalon!
by Marion Zimmer Bradley
You're obsessed with Camelot in all its forms, from Arthurian legend to the Kennedy administration. Your favorite movie from childhood was "The Sword in the Stone". But more than tales of wizardry and Cuban missiles, you've focused on women. You know that they truly hold all the power. You always wished you could meet Jackie Kennedy.

fusenumber8 said...

Wait... what was the scene that was cut from Donnie Darko? I only saw the original cut in the theater (lo these many years ago).

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Fuse Number 8: The scene that was cut from the original Donnie Darko (and is available as a deleted scene on the original DVD) takes place in the classroom after "The Destructors" has been banned. The class has just watched the film of "Watership Down" and are discussing the struggles of the rabbits. DD and Gretchen Ross have a fight over whether or not it's worth it to save the rabbits from destruction.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

LSM: But had you had a chance to meet Jackie Kennedy, would you have turned it down?!

Lone Star Ma said...

No, for history's sake...but I have little interest, having no fru-fru-ness myself.

What is Donnie Darko about anyway? if it's about Literature, I can't believe I missed it....

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

LSM: I wasn't into frou-frouness at all until I learned that "frou-frou" is the French onomatopoeic word for the rustle of silk. I'm a sucker for onomatopoeia.

What is Donnie Darko about anyway... now there's a question! The original cut is like a Rorschach test for film-goers. Is it a science-fiction alternative universe tale of love and redemption, or is it a pyschological descent into madness? The director's cut is blatantly in favor of the former, but the original cut is more discussion-worthy (especially when you watch the 20 deleted scenes... okay, I only watched 19 of 20, for graphic reasons). Fiction and literature is quite important to DD. And don't be surprised that you missed it in the movie theatres. Most people did. It fell flat on its face in the theatres, probably because it had a plane-engine dropping onto a house, and was released soon after 9-11. It developed a cult-following, and voila, it has emerged as one of the most successful independent films.

Lone Star Ma said...

I'm kind of squeamish. Should I watch it?

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

LSM, Yes, it's worth watching, but the one squeamish part, fortunately, is the 20th deleted scene, which I refuse to watch. David Kelley said that they filmed it because the producers wanted it, but fortunately, it didn't end up in the film.