Today Ross and Michelle discuss Elephant. No, not the Gus Van Sant film, the Alan Clarke one from 1989. A minimalist made-for-television film about The Troubles, it’s certainly one of the more challenging pieces of work to be broadcast during prime time on a major TV station. There’s also an extended discussion about the different reasons people watch movies, and what cinephiles can learn from the filmgoing hoi polloi.
Recommended in this Episode: How Fiction Works by James Wood, Flowers of Romance by Public Image Ltd