History Film / Elephant

11th Dec '15 7:24:39 AM fellowman
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* BangBangBANG: Notably averted. The guns in the climactic massacre sound way more realistic than in most Hollywood movies, to the point where one character mistakes gunfire in the hallway for a firecracker.
26th Nov '15 7:53:22 AM Morgenthaler
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Do not spoiler tag trope names on work pages or the names of works on trope pages; please see Handling Spoilers for more information.
* [[spoiler: KillEmAll]]: [[spoiler: Practically every character introduced ends up shot]]
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* [[spoiler: KillEmAll]]: KillEmAll: [[spoiler: Practically every character introduced ends up shot]]
19th Nov '15 7:42:04 AM FuzzyBoots
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This is the second film in Van Sant's [[ThematicSeries ''Death Trilogy'']]. The first was ''Film/{{Gerry}}''.
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This is the second film in Van Sant's [[ThematicSeries ''Death Trilogy'']]. The first was ''Film/{{Gerry}}''.''Film/{{Gerry}}'' and the third was ''Film/LastDays''.
23rd Jul '15 8:15:34 PM Mikeyfan93
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* TheOner: The film features a lot of long takes and tracking shots through the halls that are [[CreatorThumbprint essential to Van Sant's film]].
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* TheOner: The film features a lot of long takes and tracking shots through the halls that are [[CreatorThumbprint essential to Van Sant's film]].films]].
23rd Apr '15 2:58:55 PM TessaTheMoo
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* TheDanza: Almost none of the parts were played by trained actors, and all of their real first names were used as their character names.
23rd Apr '15 2:57:54 PM TessaTheMoo
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* TheDanza: Almost none of the parts were played by trained actors, and all of their real first names were used as their character names.
23rd Apr '15 2:44:16 PM TessaTheMoo
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Alex and Eric shower together and make out, but whether this is out of attraction or something else is ambiguous.
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Alex and Eric shower together and make out, but whether this is out of pragmatic curiosity, or attraction or something else is ambiguous.ambiguous. One says that they've never even kissed anyone, and they kiss for a few minutes.

* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: Practically every character introduced ends up shot]]
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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: KillEmAll]]: [[spoiler: Practically every character introduced ends up shot]]

* RoundTableShot: In the scene where the class is shown in a discussion circle, the camera is centered in the middle and spins around to capture the pupils' reactions.
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* RoundTableShot: In the scene where with the class gay-straight alliance, which is shown held in a discussion circle, the camera is centered in the middle and spins around to capture the pupils' reactions.different students and teachers reactions/contributions to the conversation.
3rd Mar '15 12:40:23 PM eroock
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* TheOner: The film features a lot of long takes and tracking shots through the halls that are [[CreatorThumbprint essential to Van Sant's film]].

* RoundTableShot: In the scene where the class is shown in a discussion circle, the camera is centered in the middle and spins around to capture the pupils' reactions.

* TheOner: The film features a lot of long takes and tracking shots through the halls that are essential to Van Sant's film. * RoundTableShot: In the scene where the class is shown in a discussion circle, the camera is centered in the middle and spins around to capture the pupils' reactions.
3rd Mar '15 11:16:18 AM eroock
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* {{Alcoholic Parent}}: John's father.
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* {{Alcoholic Parent}}: AlcoholicParent: John's father.

* {{Downer Ending}}: As the film is based on the Columbine Massacre, this is a ForegoneConclusion. * {{First Person Shooter}}: 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.]] * {{Girl Posse}}: Brittany, Jordan and Nicole.
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* {{Downer Ending}}: DownerEnding: As the film is based on the Columbine Massacre, this is a ForegoneConclusion. * {{First Person Shooter}}: 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.]] * {{Girl Posse}}: GirlPosse: Brittany, Jordan and Nicole.

* {{Kill Em All}}: [[spoiler: Practically every character introduced ends up shot]] * {{No Ending}}: [[spoiler: The end of the film shows Alex playing 'eeny meeny miney mo' with Nathan and Carrie to choose who to shoot as the camera pulls away.]]
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* {{Kill Em All}}: KillEmAll: [[spoiler: Practically every character introduced ends up shot]] * {{No Ending}}: NoEnding: [[spoiler: The end of the film shows Alex playing 'eeny meeny miney mo' with Nathan and Carrie to choose who to shoot as the camera pulls away.]]

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* {{Ripped From The Headlines}}%%* RippedFromTheHeadlines: needs context

* {{The Stoic}}: The camera follows calm, muscular Benny as he helps Acadia and goes looking for the shooters, setting up viewer expectations that he can thwart them [[spoiler: only for him to round the corner and be shot point blank by Eric with no fuss or fanfare]] * {{Teens Are Monsters}}: Played straight with the bullying of Alex, and the actual shootings, but also shown to be inaccurate regarding the majority of students, the purpose of Film/{{Elephant}} being to try to go deeper than clichés. * {{The Oner}}
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* {{The Stoic}}: TheStoic: The camera follows calm, muscular Benny as he helps Acadia and goes looking for the shooters, setting up viewer expectations that he can thwart them [[spoiler: only for him to round the corner and be shot point blank by Eric with no fuss or fanfare]] * {{Teens Are Monsters}}: TeensAreMonsters: Played straight with the bullying of Alex, and the actual shootings, but also shown to be inaccurate regarding the majority of students, the purpose of Film/{{Elephant}} being to try to go deeper than clichés. * {{The Oner}}TheOner: The film features a lot of long takes and tracking shots through the halls that are essential to Van Sant's film. * RoundTableShot: In the scene where the class is shown in a discussion circle, the camera is centered in the middle and spins around to capture the pupils' reactions.
8th Nov '14 8:00:00 AM eroock
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* TheDanza: Everyone.
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