I guess I must be on something of a video kick lately. While doing research for the last two posts, I stumbled upon The Columbine Navigator, which contains all kinds of information on Columbine gathered by author/journalist Dave Cullen, who researched and covered Columbine extensively. So,when he had this to say about a documentary called Zero Day, I decided to check it out.
I should be careful. There could be others that I have not seen. But this one is incredible. Chilling. I kept watching it, thinking, “Has this guy been reading my interview notes?” Captures the interplay between two Columbine-like killers in a chilling way, that may or may not be what Harris and Klebold did, but captures to emotions in a way that I thought was extraordinary. (Look for it on video/DVD. It may be hard to find, but it got nominated for an Independent Spirit Award this spring, so that might help.)
A quick trip to Google, and I found the movie on YouTube, in 10 parts. I’d just discovered the new video mix tool on Lycos, which will import videos from YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo Video and MySpace, and allow you to make a compilation or “mix.” So I created a mix of Zero Day.
I’m not sure how I feel about the movie (which seems to use non-actors) or Lycos’ mix feature (which doesn’t seem to include many editing capabilities), but here the full mix of Zero Day.
I also found a documentary called Zero Hour: Columbine, which also seems to feature non-actors.
And, of course, Gus Van Sant’s Elephant
Update: Well, Lycos Mix officially crapped out. It screwed up the embed code, so I fell back on YouTube playlists.