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[[Image:Daria_logo.jpeg|right|Daria the Movie Official Logo]]
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'''Daria the Movie''' is a full-length screenplay written by [[Aaron Solomon (ben Saul Joseph) Adelman]] and Barry Eshkol Adelman in fall of 1999.  It was preceded by '''The Unofficial Daria Movie Rumor Page''', which began as early as August 1998.
 
 
'''Daria the Movie''' is a full-length screenplay written by [[Aaron Solomon (ben Saul Joseph) Adelman]] and [[Barry Eshkol Adelman]] in fall of 1999.  It was preceded by '''The Unofficial Daria Movie Rumor Page.'''
 
  
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
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In addition, there are the teen movie cliches of the "big party" in which the title characters get together or split up, the high school talent show, the montage of school cliques when Daria starts her first day, and the blowing up of Quinn and Sandi into near super-villains who run Lawndale High with an iron fist.
 
In addition, there are the teen movie cliches of the "big party" in which the title characters get together or split up, the high school talent show, the montage of school cliques when Daria starts her first day, and the blowing up of Quinn and Sandi into near super-villains who run Lawndale High with an iron fist.
  
Typical of Hollywood films, several aspects of <i>Daria the Movie</i> have been glamourized.  Jennifer Love Hewitt's Daria is an example of the Hollywood "plain" girl who only needs a clothing change to be drop-dead gorgeous.  She rarely wears Daria's trademark glasses except for reading.  Most of the cast members (especially Jakob Dylan) are several years older than the characters they play.  Meanwhile, the Morgendorffer surname has morphed into the cuter "Michaelis" (though why this was never extended to Daria is not explained).
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===Movie Rumors Website===
 
 
===Movie Rumor Page===
 
 
 
The first hint at a movie came in the form of the <b>Unofficial Daria Movie Rumor Page</b>.  Dating back to August 1998, the rumors discussed a possible <i>Daria</i> movie and who might be in the cast.  (Early possibilities for Daria included Neve Campbell, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Shannen Doherty.)  The Movie Rumor Page was notable for its strong resemblance to authentic movie rumor websites, going so far as to mix real news in with the fake and including "cast" photos.  While the rumors date back to August 1998, it is possible that the Adelman brothers began the project much later and just back dated to make it look as though the rumors had been swirling for a long time.
 
 
 
A separate movie rumor page would be made for the Year 2000 rumors concerning [[Daria 2: The Curse of the Misery Chick]].
 
  
 
===Screen Captures===
 
===Screen Captures===
 
The Adelman brothers photoshopped several existing movie and publicity shots to create authentic-looking [http://web.archive.org/web/20060106230559/people.musc.edu/~adelmaas/Dariana/Movie_pics.html "screen captures"] for the movie.  This included a montage of the "cast" for a poster, the grafting of a smiley face onto Keri Russell's bathing suit, and several party scenes.  Many of the "screen captures" seamlessly bring together photographs taken from various sources.  However, some discrepencies can be detected, such as a photo of "Jane and Jesse" in which they appear to be standing under completely different light sources, a photo of "Jane and Daria" where Daria's head appears detached from her neck, and a photo of "Daria and Trent" in which Jakob Dylan's face has obviously been grafted onto another actor's body.
 
 
===Lyrics===
 
 
Lyrics from a movie "soundtrack" are included here, sung by Jakob Dylan and groups such as Nine Inch Nails, Hole, and Barenaked Ladies.  Many of the songs, like "Ice Box Woman," appear to be completed versions of the ones sung in the television series.
 
  
 
===Reviews===
 
===Reviews===
 
The Adelman brothers featured several "reviews" from fans and professional critics on the website, the longest and most detailed being [[C.E. Forman]]'s.  Forman was given a sneak preview of the script and asked to pretend as though he had just watched the movie.  Most of the other reviews appeared after the <i>Daria the Movie</i> fanfic had been released.  Only one was positive.
 
  
 
===Commercial===
 
===Commercial===
 
Accompanying the fanfic script was a commercial in which Love Hewitt's Daria and Ricci's Jane comment on how Hollywood destroys the original source material to make its films, seemingly unaware that their movie was following the same path.
 
  
 
==Characters==
 
==Characters==
  
* Daria Morgendorffer = Jennifer Love Hewitt
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* Daria Morgendorffer = Jennifer Love-Hewitt
 
* [[Lynn Quinn Michaelis]] = Keri Russell
 
* [[Lynn Quinn Michaelis]] = Keri Russell
 
* [[Helen Michaelis]] = Gates McFadden
 
* [[Helen Michaelis]] = Gates McFadden
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* Ted DeWitt-Clinton = Taylor Hanson
 
* Ted DeWitt-Clinton = Taylor Hanson
 
* Val = Alicia Silverstone
 
* Val = Alicia Silverstone
 
==Quotes==
 
 
* "I can't go full tilt all night, every night!  No man can!" -- Trent telling Andrea why he won't have sex with her
 
* "Her parents fell onto a cow.  Fashion trauma." -- Quinn explaining Daria's dour appearance to Sandi
 
* "I have low esteem for people who administer self-esteem tests." -- Daria explaining to the Michaelis family that she doesn't have low self esteem
 
  
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* In one of many deviations from <i>Daria</i> the series, [[Beavis and Butt-head]] interact with the <i>Daria</i> cast and come across as less socially disturbed.
 
 
* Most of the scenes from Brittany's party come from the Jennifer Love-Hewitt movie, <i>Can't Hardly Wait</i> (1998).
 
* Most of the scenes from Brittany's party come from the Jennifer Love-Hewitt movie, <i>Can't Hardly Wait</i> (1998).
 
* <i>Daria the Movie</i> was a strong influence on [[Kara Wild]]'s [[Abruptly Amy (series)|Abruptly Amy]] fanfiction series.
 
* <i>Daria the Movie</i> was a strong influence on [[Kara Wild]]'s [[Abruptly Amy (series)|Abruptly Amy]] fanfiction series.
* When Kara Wild wrote "[[Of Absolute Value]]" in October 1999, she had recently learned about the Unofficial Daria Movie Rumor website and, thinking it hilarious, included a Sick Sad World dig in her fanfic: "Would you want Jennifer Love Hewitt starring in <i>your</i> movie?".  She did not realize that, in fact, the Adelman brothers planned to release <i>Daria the Movie</i> that same month.  Aaron Adelman later thanked her for the publicity in his fanfic end notes.
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* When Kara Wild wrote "[[Of Absolute Value]]" in October 1999, she had recently learned about the Daria Movie Rumors website and, thinking it hilarious, included a Sick Sad World dig in her fanfic: "Would you want Jennifer Love-Hewitt starring in <i>your</i> movie?".  She did not realize that, in fact, the Adelman brothers planned to release <i>Daria the Movie</i> that same month.  Aaron later thanked her for the publicity in his fanfic end notes.
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
[http://web.archive.org/web/20060411140117/http://people.musc.edu/~adelmaas/Dariana/Daria_Movie_Rumors.html Archive of The Unofficial Daria Movie Rumor Page]
 
[http://web.archive.org/web/20060411140117/http://people.musc.edu/~adelmaas/Dariana/Daria_Movie_Rumors.html Archive of The Unofficial Daria Movie Rumor Page]
  
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