I don't like Election. I love the editing techniques it uses. I think it's clever & funny. But it presents a bleak, brownish-grey portrait of humanity that I find distasteful. Personally I think high school is beautiful. But I live in Boulder.
Now here's a bleak portrait of humanity that I like, by Alexander Pope:
Placed on this isthmus of a middle state,
A Being darkly wise, and rudely great:
With too much knowledge for the Skeptic side,
With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride
He hangs between; in doubt to act, or rest,
In doubt to deem himself a God, or Beast,
In doubt his mind or body to prefer;
Born but to die, and reasoning but to err.
Also saw Me Myself I, not to be confused with Me Myself and Irene, nor with Hedwig And The Angry Inch, although apparently the same actress plays Hedwig as
abstract idea without specifics, yet easily recogniseable as a reference to a specific event. Well, not easily. Vaguely worded. Diatribe.
Specific event, tied in to a larger idea. Metaphor. Simile.
Description of private pain. Angst.
Fiction. Movie review. Comedy routine.
uh...let's see...threat of suicide?
Hey, that's pretty fucked up.