It was directed by the late alan clarke, undoubtedly the best director of tv britain has ever seen maybe the best british director since michael powell. Subtitles are constantly added and replaced when we find better ones. Death in the streets, homes, parks and factories of belfast. With david bowie, robert austin, jonathan kent, russell wootton. The killings are left unexplained and are seemingly motiveless, providing a. Elephant audio commentary with danny boyle and mark kermode 2004. Alan clarke at the bbc dissent and disruption limited. Elephant yify torrent yify movies, download elephant yify, yts subtitles movie about a depiction of a series of violent killings in northern ireland with no clue as to exactly who is responsible.
Also included is clarke s final film, elephant, a chilling pseudodocumentary chronicle of a series of random killings in strifetorn northern ireland. Tell your friends that youre watching elephant 1989. Baal is a young amoral rebellious poetic genius who, after a short and eventful life of debauchery, betrayal and violence, is about to cut his ties to the world and meet his doom. Salud y cuidado personal, software, tienda kindle, videojuegos, zapatos y. With gary walker, bill hamilton, michael foyle, danny small. Elephant is a 36minute short film from over 25 years ago. He had already given early breaks to tim roth in made in britain and gary oldman in the firm not the tom cruise vehicle, but a brutal tv movie about soccer hooliganism. Alan clarke collection, the 5disc limited edition out of print director alan clarke has remained one of the most influential and controversial talents of our time. In the film that the village voice hails as alan clarkes masterpiece and would become the direct. No survey of the unregulated border between television and film is complete without a discussion of alan clarke, a true original among british tv directorsand probably of elephant, the roughly 40minute, minimalist artpieceslashexperimentalthriller that he directed for bbc northern ireland in 1988, two years before his death from lung cancer. In quest of the romantic tradition in british film. In these two acclaimed dramas from the late alan clarke, experience the unsparing work of the director the london observer still calls the greatest british filmmaker of his generation. Audio commentary on elephant with danny boyle and mark kermode optional david leland introduction on the firm broadcast version 2. Alan clarke s elephant im not sure what, exactly, i have to say about this one.
The bluray release of pendas fen 1974, written by david rudkin and directed by alan clarke, should cement its status as a timeless drama about modern englands connection to its prechristian roots. The alan clarke collection brings together his greatest works, most never before seen in america until now. A depiction of a series of violent killings in northern ireland with no clue as to exactly who is responsible. Gus van sant eta alan clarke zuzendariek elephant titulupean zuzendutako bi filmeekin saio bikoitza. The film is set in northern ireland during the troubles and its title comes from bernard maclavertys. This essential box set brings together all of the surviving standalone bbc tv dramas that alan clarke directed between 1969 and 1977, including such neglected classics as horace, pendas fen, diane and funny farm, as well as the infamous scum, which was banned for 14 years. Elephant films is an independent distribution label present in french, english and german speaking european markets. A depiction of a series of violent killings in northern ireland.
Broadcast version 67 mins optional audio commentary with actors lesley manville, phil davis, author david rolinson and the bfis dick fiddy elephant clarke, 1989, 39 mins. Official trailer for gus van sants excellent columbine movie elephant. This only to report in case theres something wrong with this video. All images and subtitles are ed to their respectful owners unless stated otherwise. Alan clarke collection on dvd 827058300490 from blue underground. This essential box set brings together all of the surviving standalone bbc tv dramas that alan clarke directed. Yes, they are on elephant, though needless to say all they do is render sound effects for all but one scene. It celebrates not the perfidious albion cynically lionised by the powerhoarding establishment, but the england of the last pagan ruler, penda d. Out of his own light andy kelleher, 2016, parts 712. Two films reflecting on the 1980s in northern ireland. Rent the firm elephant 2004 starring gary oldman and lesley manville on dvd and bluray. Except that its not several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.
The other elephant and the art of contextfree tv violence. Elephant is often regarded as alan clarkes masterpiece. English subtitles are available for the hardofhearing on the films but not the extras. Present in the market since 1985, elephant films carries a catalogue of over titles available in dvd, blu ray and vod.
As part of blue undergrounds alan clarke collection, elephant shares disk space with clarke s final work, the firm, which is the only film in the set not to have much in the way of extras. For those who dont know it, alan clarke s 39minutelong film is nothing more than a series of scenes depicting one or more men quietly and efficiently gunning down some other man, either in the victims own home, or in a public restroom, or in the street, etc. Alan clarke s bleak film depicts a succession of eighteen violent murders around belfast. The film is set in northern ireland during the troubles and its title comes from bernard maclavertys description of the conflict as the elephant in our living room a reference to the collective denial of the underlying social problems of northern ireland produced by bbc northern ireland, it first. The one on the broadcast version is carried over from the 2007 dvd. It remains intensely ambiguous, featuring no music or commentary and very little dialogue. Alan clarke s drama without character or narrative and shot in documentary style is a shockingly frank depiction of the futility of sectarian murder. Alan clarkes drama without character or narrative and shot in documentary style is a shockingly frank depiction of the futility of sectarian murder. Elephant is strictly antientertainment in its approach and the formulaic nature of the killing scenes, although being quite repetitive, is great for creating.
For every fan whos obsessed with an actor, director or subgenre, theres. Firmelephant by alan clarke alan clarke, gary oldman. Buy alan clarke firm and elephant dvd from amazons movies store. Interview with gary oldman, david hare, molly clarke 5 mins play. The film chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting. Writer and broadcaster danny leigh profiles alan clarke, the director of scum, elephant, the firm and made in britain. Alan clarke s the firm is one of the very best british hooligangangster films ever made originally made for television in 1989 the 70 minute film crackles with a ferocious energy thanks to both director alan clarke s visual style and to gary oldmans ruthless performance as a family businessman who hasnt let go of his immature hooligan roots.
It was one of the last works of director alan clarke before he died from cancer. Firm, the elephant by blue underground, directed by alan. Set during the northern ireland conflict, which started in the late nineteen sixties and ceased with the nineteen ninth eight good friday agreement, this short film directed by cheshire born filmmaker alan clarke and produced by danny boyle trainspotting avoids any visible political or social commentary. Director alan clarke s compelling social drama that aired on the bbcs screen two series also stars lesley manville, andrew wilde. Gary oldman, david bowie, phil davis, jane horrocks, sean chapmandirectors. Although im not one to say this seeing as ive only seen one other clarke film, the firm, which i thought was better than elephant. Staring gary oldman, tim roth, ray winstone and terry richard.
Alan clarke, united kingdom, 1989 37, ov with spanish subtitles, dcp. Hippopotamus is a movie starring ingvild deila, jonathan cobb, and tom lincoln. Elephant country of origin uk year of production 1989 elephant is a 1989 british short film directed by alan clarke and produced by danny boyle. At just 40 minutes, elephant is the shortest film in the collection but still boasts an excellent extra in the shape of a commentary track by producer danny boyle and critic mark kermode. Essentially a compilation of eighteen murders on the streets of belfast, without explanatory narrative or characterisation and shot in a cold, dispassionate documentary style, the film succinctly captures the horror of sectarian killing. He had already given early breaks to tim roth in made in britain and gary oldman in the firm not the tom cruise vehicle, but a. Elephant is without question alan clarke s bleakest film. Our focus is to bring high quality independent productions from the cinema and tv industries.1275 799 656 834 922 443 728 422 313 254 1413 1152 937 385 29 961 749 504 70 975 1161 1268 1269 229 465 537 877 1045 1354 1276 1251 133 1078 781