ph: alan clarke

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

Intro song is “Truckers Atlas” by Modest Mouse

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