Gears of War 3: Mad World indeed
So he does, to the accompaniment of the solo version of “Mad World” that was so memorable in Donnie Darko (apparently no one saw this movie, because so many reviewers mention that they first heard the song from the Gears of War 3 commercial).
A “Mad World” cover supplanted the original and helped define Donnie Darko
When the film became a cult hit, especially overseas, the song became deeply intertwined with its popularity (and vice versa). That remains the case 12 years after Donnie Darko came and went from theaters. By stripping “Mad World” down to its elements ...
Gary Jules: A Mad World
For the anti-rock star Gary Jules, a hit song was never ... classic Tears for Fears synth-rock song, “Mad World,” reached number one on the U.K. charts. The single, which originally appeared on the 2002 Donnie Darko score album, was recorded in ninety ...
Tears For Fears: how we made Mad World
Two decades later, Gary Jules sang Mad World for the film Donnie Darko and got the Christmas No 1 in 2003. That was probably the proudest moment of my career. I was in my 40s and had forgotten how I felt when I wrote all those Tears for Fears songs.
Pop goes the art film
“Donnie Darko” This oddly satisfying blend of ’80s teen romance, hallucinogenic art film and suburban-madness drama ... a time-travel plot involving the end of the world, and songs by Tears for Fears and Joy Division. The sum of this equation is ...