History Film / Elephant

26th Aug '17 8:44:35 PM ThePest179
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* AdultFear: The shooting itself, naturally. This is also inverted as John fears his father might be in the school when the massacre is underway.



* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Inversion. The majority of the movie is made up of tracking shots of different students during a normal school day, with only the last twenty minutes or so devoted to the shooting itself.

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* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Inversion.Inverted. The majority of the movie is made up of tracking shots of different students during a normal school day, with only the last twenty minutes or so devoted to the shooting itself.



* GirlPosse: Brittany, Jordan, and Nicole.

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* GirlPosse: Brittany, Jordan, and Nicole.Nicole make up one of these.



* KillEmAll: Out of all the characters introduced, [[spoiler:John]] seems to be one of only two that survives considering [[spoiler:he happened to be outside when he saw Alex and Eric enter, and tried to warn others to not go inside]]. The other is [[spoiler:Acadia]], who is almost killed [[spoiler:because she has a panic attack when the shooting starts, only to be led outside by Benny]]. It's also unknown what happened to [[spoiler:Alex]] at the end of the movie.

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* KillEmAll: Out of all the characters introduced, [[spoiler:John]] seems to be one of only two that survives considering [[spoiler:he happened to be outside when he saw Alex and Eric enter, and tried to warn others to not go inside]]. The other is [[spoiler:Acadia]], who is almost killed [[spoiler:because she has a panic attack when the shooting starts, only to be led outside by Benny]]. It's also unknown what happened to [[spoiler:Alex]] at [[spoiler:Alex's]] fate is left ambiguous after the end of the movie. movie as well.
11th Jun '17 11:29:52 AM nombretomado
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* {{Leitmotif}}: [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]]'s ''Fur Elise''.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]]'s ''Fur Elise''.
20th Apr '17 8:55:52 AM ThePest179
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* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Inversion. The majority of the movie is made up of tracking shots of different students during a normal school day, with only the last twenty minutes or so devoted to the shooting itself.



* FirstPersonShooter: The shooters are seen playing one of these. Namely, a game based on a movie [[Film/{{Gerry}} where you shoot clones of Matt Damon and Casey Affleck as they walk in the Utah salt flats.]]


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* MurderSimulators: The shooters are seen playing one of these. Namely, a game based on a movie [[Film/{{Gerry}} where you shoot clones of Matt Damon and Casey Affleck as they walk in the Utah salt flats.]]


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* ThoseWackyNazis: Alex and Eric are shown watching a documentary on the Nazis at one point. It's left ambiguous as to whether or not this was one of their inspirations for the shooting.
14th Apr '17 5:49:03 PM eroock
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* HiddenDepths: There's one scene where we see Alex playing piano quite well.

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* HiddenDepths: There's one scene where we see Alex playing piano [[WickedCultured piano]] quite well.
25th Feb '17 11:38:48 PM NWolfman
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The film is noted for use of long tracking shots, and extended sequences with little or no dialogue, giving it a disconnected and ethereal quality.

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The film is noted for use of long tracking shots, and extended sequences with little or no dialogue, dialogue and a cast comprising mostly of non-actors, giving it a disconnected and ethereal quality.
21st Dec '16 4:51:46 PM ThePest179
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* BigBadDuumvirate: Alex and Eric are the two kids who shoot up their school.
27th Nov '16 10:14:16 AM ThePest179
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* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Eric calls [[spoiler: the principal]] a bitch after shooting him.



* YouWillBeSpared: Subverted. Eric decides to spare the life of the principal as he has him at gunpoint, [[spoiler:only to kill him as he runs away]].

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* YouWillBeSpared: Subverted. [[spoiler:Subverted.]] Eric decides to spare the life of the principal as he has him at gunpoint, [[spoiler:only to kill him as he runs away]].
24th Nov '16 10:09:44 AM ThePest179
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* FreudianExcuse: The shooters were bullied pretty badly in school, and Eric implied that the teachers did nothing about this.



** Elias photographs the two shooters as they enter the library, instead of hiding or running away.



* KillEmAll: Out of all the characters introduced, [[spoiler:John]] seems to be one of only two that survives considering [[spoiler:he happened to be outside when he saw Alex and Eric enter, and tried to warn others to not go inside]]. The other is [[spoiler:Acadia]], who is almost killed [[spoiler:because she has a panic attack when the shooting starts, only to be led outside by Benny]].

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* KillEmAll: Out of all the characters introduced, [[spoiler:John]] seems to be one of only two that survives considering [[spoiler:he happened to be outside when he saw Alex and Eric enter, and tried to warn others to not go inside]]. The other is [[spoiler:Acadia]], who is almost killed [[spoiler:because she has a panic attack when the shooting starts, only to be led outside by Benny]]. It's also unknown what happened to [[spoiler:Alex]] at the end of the movie.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Eric lectures the principal about how he did nothing to prevent the bullying he and Alex went through and instead ignored their problems.



* YouWillBeSpared: Subverted. Eric decides to spare the life of a teacher as he has him at gunpoint, [[spoiler:only to kill him as he runs away]].

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* YouWillBeSpared: Subverted. Eric decides to spare the life of a teacher the principal as he has him at gunpoint, [[spoiler:only to kill him as he runs away]].
21st Nov '16 9:13:07 AM ThePest179
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* DramaticGunCock: Alex cocks his shotgun upon entering the library, pausing for a moment before opening fire.
18th Nov '16 3:52:57 PM ThePest179
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* TeamKiller: [[spoiler: Alex shoots Eric in cold blood.]]
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