Paranoid Park

Author: Blake Nelson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101077719
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This is a riveting look at one boy’s fall into a world of crime, guilt, and fear—and his desperate attempt to get out again.

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Author: Books Llc
Publisher: Books LLC
ISBN: 9781155969756
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Gay Directors Gay Films

Author: Emanuel Levy
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231526539
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Paranoid Park, the most technically accomplished film in the youth series that
began with Elephant in 2003 and continued with Last Days in 2005 showed Van
Santin top artistic shape. Style and form coalesce in such a smooth and fluent
way that the film stands as a summation of Van Sant's directorial powers, a
climactic return to his indie roots. The film's budget was relatively low ($3 million,
just like that of the former indies), based on Van Sant's having perfected a quick
and efficient ...

The Gus Van Sant Touch

Author: Justin Vicari
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147660097X
Size: 68.40 MB
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When time-lapse cloudscapes reappear in Van Sant's later work, specifically the
opening credit sequences of Elephant and Paranoid Park, they seem to take on a
different meaning. For one thing, they are no longer embedded within the
narrative, as poetic metaphors for specific actions within the film. Instead, they
seem to take place outside the diegesis, although they could be seen as
commentaries on, even radical encapsulations of, the entire narrative, in that they
highlight the ...

Memory And Imagination In Film

Author: P. Lombardo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137319437
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Alex, the protagonist in Paranoid Park, unnamed in Nelson's novel, bears the
name ofone of the two killers in Elephant. There is alsoaquick visual wink atthe
earlier film: when Alex, with his flop of brown hair, lifts his armto makehis
dogjump– a single time inthe movie – the movement is reminiscent of John,with
hisblond fringe in his eyes, playing with his dog in several sequences in Elephant
. Sometimes, likethe signature of VanSant himself, bitsof music are repeated.
Even the school ...

The New American Crime Film

Author: Matthew Sorrento
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786490578
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If Elephant is Van Sant's multiple teen tone poem, then Paranoid Park is his
return to the purely subjective, into one character's perspective. In describing the
latter film thus, we return to Last Days, though this film's ultrasubjective feel
produces a detached tone, reflecting the young musician's falling away from
himself. In this sense, Paranoid Park is an inversion of Last Days: the former film
has its character come of age. If crime threatens him, his reaction to it results in
an unlikely ...

Feel Bad Film

Author: Nikolaj Luebecker
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748698000
Size: 36.60 MB
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To corroborate this point about idealisation it is helpful to bring in Van Sant's
slightly later film, Paranoid Park (2007). Here the aestheticisation was taken to
heights that made reflections such as the ones above inevitable. We follow a
slightly younger teenage boy – another Alex (Gabe Nevins) – who has
accidentally killed a security guard while train-surfing. Much of the film heavily
aestheticises Alex and his friends in the local skater park (Paranoid Park). We
see these boys ...

Haunted Hikes

Author: Andrea Lankford
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
ISBN: 1595809856
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Expect to pay an entrance fee between $5 and $25 at most park entrance
stations. If you are ... Visit the park website or stop by the park visitor center for the
most up-to-date information on how and where to get an overnight camping
permit. Fees are subject to change. The few I mention in the text are based on
what was being charged in 2005. A. Few. Words. About. Safety. from. Your.
Paranoid. Author. Seven years have come and gone since I last wore a “Smokey
Bear Stetson,” but I ...