"Eeney... Meeney... Meiny... Moe... Catch a... Tiger... By its... Toe..."
An Arab told me once that he understands why Americans look at him suspiciously when he gets on a plane because he feels the same way when he sees an American kid entering the same school as his children. School shootings have become more and more common over the years, and Elephant is Gus Van Sant's film that seems to meditate on this. Adapted from a short story written by…
prefer the song by tame impala (shower scene was good tho)
It's okay, I guess. Directed with a strong vision on difficult subject matter.
Polytecnhique puede considerarse una reinterpretación Villeneuve-ish de esta obra maestra de Gus Van Sant que carece todo lo que tiene la primera, y, en verdad, son primas hermanas en ese sentido, e incluso más simple en sus propósitos.
Lo que hace a Elephant más poderosa que la otra es su motivo después de todo. Tampoco es un retrato psicológico de los autores de esa atrocidad que más y más se está viviendo en Norte América ni de un grupo de…
You can make a bracelet with a fork.
That's the best you're gonna get from this film.
My favourite scene was the showere scene and the scene where nothing happened which was about 80% of the movie
pastimes i recommend for people who like this film:
watching paint dry
counting the blades of grass in ur garden
lying face down on the floor
looking at different shades of beige on google images
reading the phone book
watching a rock erode in real time
sitting in waiting room
I don't think my review can aptly do this film justice.
The film is very well done, the cinematography is perfect, utilizing lots of very long takes and steadycam shots that last for a long time. Though the film is about a school shooting, it doesn't actually take place until the last 15 minutes of the film, and that is a major benefit for the movie. The fact that we get to know the characters long before anything happens is…
"What are you planning?
Oh, you will see"
Gus Van Sant's high school masterpiece.
Everyone knows this film is about the school shooting. But that is not entirely true. The shooting only takes place in the last 15/20 minutes of the film.
The rest of the film shows us the different students at the high school, their relationship, even just by passing by, with other students.
Filmed mostly in very long, steady cam…
Film, to me, has become most effective when it attempts to eat it's cake while having it at the same time successfully. Undoubtfully a hard task, but here, Elephant almost gets the balance just right.
There was really two ways of playing this film, as realistic as humanly possible, or a very theatric play of inevitability. But here, Gus Van Sant goes for both, he doesn't give his characters overarching issues, sure they have real problems, but they don't solve…
Some very touchy subject matter which no one has really had the gall to bring up in film before. Great cinematography, however I found the way people reacted to the situation to be very unconvincing.