December 06, 2012
From the DVD, Neglify Shorts Vol 1, though this can also be found on Part of Consecution Six - Shut Up!
Great job of condensing Van Sant’s underrated (under-viewed) Elephant.
Video: MPEG 720 X 480p. Editing was all first rate. Several scenes could have extended a beat or two or three longer. I’m not complaining, just got caught up in the mood at times and wanted to linger.
Audio: 6 Channel AC3, 448 Kbps. On the sound system, I noticed the immediate shift from 2 channel to 6 channel. Music choices, from Floyd to Tool, blend well and enhance the short.
Narrative: Incredibly, this holds together and the germ of the story is easy of understand.
Enjoyment: I did not think I would, especially since Van Sant is a director I kick at frequently. Nevertheless, I liked this. May not rewatch often (SPOILER - film is a downer - END SPOILER). The short is poignant, brooding, steeped in fatalism.