May 09, 2004

Van Sant's Elephant

After having somehow managed to sit through the interminable Gerry, I had feared than Gus Van Sant had completely lost his touch. Not so. I watched Elephant over the weekend, and I canít recommend it highly enough. It is beautifully constructed -- truly one of the best movies of the last few years. Yes, is unnerving. The high school takes on the feel of the hotel in The Shining Ė a claustrophobic, high-walled maze with long, menacing corridors that defy escape. It is populated by a number of cruel spirits. When my favorite character walked into a large room with the work ĎLibraryí over the door I couldnít help but cringe. But it is a very intriguing piece of film making thatís worth checking out. Posted by armand at May 9, 2004 09:58 AM | TrackBack | Posted to Movies

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