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Corridors of Powerlessness: Elephant

By Kent Jones

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Kent Jones takes on Gus Van Sant's exploration of flyover state, middle-class, white male angst, Elephant



Who were Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold? Who were all these kids who, throughout the late Nineties, in suburbs across the country, armed themselves to the teeth and walked into school on missions of destruction? Gus Van Sant knows it's an enigma.


You can read the complete version of this article in the September / October 2003 print edition of Film Comment.