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  • Elephant


    Elephant is not a perfect film – that's obvious from the start – but it does its best to walk around its flaws. Yes, the acting can be stilted, and for a film which cites the Alan Clarke film of the same name as a major influence, it's a lot less minimalistic than it (I felt like the film almost felt like Linklater making a film about a school shooting.) However, the film is still very raw and effective, despite…

  • Daybreak Express

    Daybreak Express


    Daybreak Express, Pennebaker's first film, is quite different from his later work as a documentarian, although it does have one major thing in common: the meshing of music and cinema. Although stylistically it is similar to Vertov's famous Man With a Movie Camera, in concept they are very different. Vertov treated cinema as an art form separate from theater, music and literature, whereas Pennebaker aims to create cinema which lends itself to music, namely Duke Ellington's song which the film…

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