Friday, April 10, 2009

A haiku about gus van sant's elephant

lots of characters

walking through the high school halls:

mostly, they all die.


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Katie said...

I am Katie? another exchange student.

Anyways, I picked that film out in random from the video store because of possible homoerotic subtext (not my idea). We didn't read the back and we terrified and shocked and so forth.

It was interesting, I suppose-- ruthless and pointless, but perhaps that is the point.

Liz Woodbury said...

hi katie!

i'm a big fan of your exchange blog! i really love gus van sant in general, and i think these films he's done using non-actors and a kind of flat, affectless tone, are interesting. i don't LOVE them, but i do find them fascinating. this one was certainly full of a terrible suspense, and it was ultimately horrifying (maybe more horrifying because it was so emotionless?). "paranoid park" is similar. tonight we're watching "last days." my favorites of his are still his early ones like "drugstore cowboy" and "my own private idaho."

Mary said...

I love To die For, too...and just realized that I get him confused with Jim Jarmusch ... was thinking he did Broken Flowers

Liz Woodbury said...

yes, to die for was great!