I thought that Elephant had great potential as far as a hit goes but what it lacked was a punching moment. I remember I finished my pint before going to see what had happened - I guess I was young, then, but there was a feeling of acceptance amid the shock. The Troubles in Northern Ireland inspired a lot films and dramas. That imagined Van Sant, the mass murder at the school, and quite original show cause, not as pure, but the name speaks for itself, the problem is definitely there, it is just in the minds of others, there is much we would not get. The audience is always made to feel somewhat distant from the cryptic figures at the center of the sequences. The violence was still going on when this film was made in 1989, after all.
Van Sant's film borrowed not only Clarke's title, but also closely mirrors his style. Set in Northern Ireland, the film depicts a series of seemingly random killings. Any legal issues regarding the free online movies on this website should be taken up with the actual file hosts themselves, as we're not affiliated with them. Elephant is a 1989 British directed by and produced by. Seconds can feel like minutes. This captures not only the desensitisation of late 80s Northern Ireland, but the moment when desires arose for the pursuit of other solutions. If from what you can get here is a pleasure as the mood of the film.
Copyright © 2017 sockshare - Disclimer: All of the free movies found on this website are hosted on third-party servers that are freely available to watch online for all internet users. I grew up in Belfast through some of the worst of the troubles and have been personally affected by the actions of both loyalist and republican terrorists and I have to say that for me this film is pretty much it in a nutshell. As my friends and I approached the Horse and Groom the shouting was just starting. Then again, some act pretty amateurish for that when they keep pushing bullets in the already dead body. The film shows the executions in such a matter-of-fact way. Probably set in Northern-Ireland it consists of several unrelated scenes in which we follow, with the familiar 'HandyCam' shots of Alan Clarke one or two characters for several minutes until they approach a person.
It numbs us to violence. They say an elephant never forgets. I already gave my comments as Bart-53. I grew up with this film, along with children's classics like Mary Poppins and The Snowman, very surprised to learn as i grew up that no-one else had even heard of it! It is certainly worth watching, however. Moreover, Clarke's use of a Steadicam to follow the killers before and during the murders casts the viewer as at best a willing voyeur, at worst an accomplice.
But the serial nature of it, muder after murder after murder, have an unforgettable power. The realism of the scenes contribute to the overall mood of the film. I notice nobody actually from Northern Ireland seems to have commented on this. The closeups of the handguns are necessary, as are the lingering shots of post-mortem bodies. A depiction of a series of violent killings in Northern Ireland with no clue as to exactly who is responsible. This film showed what it was like.
Maybe even render us bored and confused. Gus vanSant's Elephant is an entirely different movie based on the Columbine killings , but he was definitely influenced by Alan Clarkes style of filming long steadycam shots in which we follow characters. After a while, after this film, there is a picture of Gus Van Sant, going by the same name. It made the movie respectable really. All this considered, I would have to agree with the quote mentioned at the beginning, that this is definitely one of the most radical films, politically and ascetically, ever made for television. There is no real dialog in here, especially the killers are always quiet.
I can't say that I would have even finished watching Elephant if it wasn't for it captivating camera work. One thing that I can rave about in this film was the camera angles. Alan Clarke's drama - without character or narrative and shot in documentary style - is a shockingly frank depiction of the futility of sectarian murder. The grainy 16mm film, together with the lack of dialogue, plot, narrative and music give the film a cold, observational documentary feel. It gave me the feeling that I was watching the way the killings really happen ed in Ireland.
This film may be a benefit for young filmmakers to make films, in which there are scenes of murder. And he does not kill all of them. He died a year later. Possibly some of it's because so many of the places in the film were so familiar to me but it really hit home in a way that no other film explicitly about Northern Ireland has ever done for me. Other beauties by Alan Clark are Scum introducing Tim Roth and The Firm introducing Gary Oldman. The silence is in-line with the unfortunate soul who may get finished off in this film, or? It was a well aligned look at the madness that was going' those days. The grainy 16mm film, together with the lack of dialogue, plot, narrative and music give the film a cold, observational feel.
I was two streets away from the Guildford bombs when they went off in 1974. The premise is equally primitive and thought- provoking. Oh, you mean when that one guy said nothing or that other man didn't speak. Ten years after seeing this film I still remember several scenes. All contents are provided by non-affiliated third parties. Once seen, you'll never forget this film.
The film was great, but will serve as a dirty birthmark on future generations. Van Sant's film uses the earlier interpretation, as the same general timeline is shown multiple times from multiple viewpoints. The name of this movie is clearly a metaphor for the mass destruction seen by gun wielding individuals and the gigantically senseless violence caused which is just as powerful and moving as Gus Van Sant's inspired film of the same name. We're there just as watchers, mere passers by looking at something unusual and frightening happening in front of us. We all knew what had happened. It could have been a reason behind all the murders but it's invisible, hidden from us.