Soundtrack Of Your Life #6: Donnie Darko

0 days… 1 hour… 12 minutes… 49 seconds. That… is when the episode… will end.

Each episode, Corey Pierce welcomes a guest onto the show who has chosen a compilation or soundtrack that speaks to a memorable era of their life. The soundtrack will play underneath and serves as a springboard to discussion about the music itself, how it works within the film, and what was going on with their life at the time of its release.

For episode 6 Corey welcomes Toronto Film Scene writer Sean Kelly to pick apart the lyrical themes and time travel theory details that makes up 2001’s Donnie Darko, the cult sensation that after countless viewings inspired Sean to seek a B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies. We use the rare 2004 Director’s Cut version of the soundtrack as a base and discuss the difference in song usages, as well as diversions on bullying, 9/11, life with aspergers, and more.

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Sean Kelly

I made an error regarding the Michel Gondry video for Mad World. I swore it involved a trampoline….


The main reason on why I have not seen the director’s cut of this film is that they change the track listings.

David Brook

I’ve finally started listening to podcasts again now that I’ve started a very long and tedious regular vision mixing job and I checked out this today. I love the concept and it makes for great listening – personal and in-depth. I don’t always like to listen to more standard format podcasts because I usually haven’t seen the latest releases yet, so high concept podcasts like this are more up my street. I’ll be sure to keep listening.

Sean Kelly

Spontaneously decided to re-listen to this episode today and I finally Googled the new wave Ricky Gervais. Yikes!