A very pure and powerful film elephant review previous next show grid van sant refuses to explore in any detail any of the characters in the film, including the violently disposed alex. Onto celluloid, director gus van sant had to take a break he worked on the very independent films gerry and elephant and is now ready to return to slightly more mainstream fare. Written and directed by gus van sant elephant | buy, rent or watch on fandangonow a sudden tragic turn in this unforgettable film from director gus van sant.
When we talk about gus van sant, we aren't just talking about a director the man is also a screenwriter, painter, musician and photographer (he was in advertising as well) all this versatility is present in his filmmaking and even in the way van sant flows easily into independent films and. Of course, the film was financed not by one of the big mini-majors but by hbo films, whose president, colin callendar, suggested to van sant that the formal strategies of the original elephant might allow him a way into the more recent horrors of columbine. After 'gerry', 'elephant' and 'last days', this is the fourth film from gus van sant in which teenage boys or young men are forced to deal with unavoidable death, whether from a. Customer reviews 34 out of 5 stars 50 out of 5 stars independent film by jabo on may 24, gus van sant's elephant is ostensibly about the columbine.
A case study of the 2003 gus van sant movie elephant it is examined as a piece of american independent cinema, with the text analyzed in relation to its formal features, socio-historical context and the industrial factors which concern it as well as how it relates to other movies that are considered to reside within the meta-genre. Elephant is a well crafted drama film directed by gus van sant who paints a visceral violent portrait of how violence can find its way in high school with an effective cast that tells a story. If i might invert the director's own misread of the short film that inspired him, van sant depicts the elephant vividly but omits the room aside from a chickenshit nod in the direction of first-person shooters, the film is as motiveless and fatalistic as its antagonists. Here are a few examples of ways you can filter the charts: the worst movies directed by gus van sant the top 10 movies directed by gus van sant the best horror movies of the 1980s.
Simply put: elephant is the best film gus van sant has ever made an important issue film that never makes clear what the issue is great director my favouite. The director of 'milk,' 'elephant' and 'good will hunting' is the subject of a career-long exhibition and retrospective at the cinematheque francaise in paris van sant has always done best. The most surprising thing about restless, the latest film from indie director gus van sant, is how conventional it is of course, this is not the first time van sant, whose penchant is for offbeat productions with little widespread appeal, has entered the mainstream his good will hunting, for. Director gus van sant shoots from the lip about his controversial, palme d'or-winning drama elephant. The guardian - back to home directed by gus van sant starring michael pitt, lukas haas, asia argento, ricky jay his next movie, the rightly admired elephant (2003), was inspired by the.
With this stunningly effective film, van sant returns to his indie roots, blending them with a european sensibility it's almost inconceivable for any commercial hollywood career. Gus van sant's new film is about kurt cobain's last days it will herald the return of the man who won both the palme d'or and best director award there for elephant two years ago for van. Van sant has made an anti-violence film by draining violence of energy, purpose, glamor, reward and social context it just happens i doubt that elephant will ever inspire anyone to copy what they see on the screen. Get the full list of all gus van sant movies see who they starred with and what they are working on now.
Gus van sant movie reviews & film summaries | roger ebert elephant (2003) — written and directed by roger ebert 110 independent films have been announced to. The director won cannes' palme d'or prize in 2003 for elephant his latest unspools thursday gus van sant, a cannes veteran and past palme d'or winner for 2003's elephant, is making his. The below interview with gus van sant originally appeared in our summer, 2005 issue the subject matter of gus van sant's new film, last days, appears on the surface to be the stuff of a sensationalistic movie of the week.
On van sant's influence beyond his own films: mario falsetto: he does have a whole history of being a key player in the independent film world, but his connection to hollywood, i think, is. Returning to his hometown of portland, oregon, van sant directed the small independent film paranoid park (2008) about a teenager boy whose actions lead to an accidental death this larger drama. The surprise recipient of the palme d'or at cannes 2003, van sant's movie began life as a conventional hollywood psychological drama inspired by the massacre of 12 students and a teacher by two. The film is named after a british film on violence in ireland that similarly withheld explanations, but while van sant thought the reasoning lay in the blind men and elephant fable, the earlier film referred to the british saying of a problem being like 'an elephant in a living room.
Elephant is a film directed by gus van sant with alex frost, eric deulen, john robinson, elias mcconnell, year: 2003 original title: elephant synopsis: an american high school on what appears to be an ordinary day. Van sant's film essentially recounts milk's six-year career in san francisco politics elephant, directed and written by gus van sant) google is blocking the world socialist web site from. New zealand (nz) product reviews by mums & dads like you - elephant (gus van sant) a violent incident rocks the students and faculty at a high school in portland, oregon.