From the movie Strange Days. Mace (Angela Bassett) tells Lenny (Ralph Fiennes) about how memories are designed to fade. Meanwhile, though, elephants are watching from Lenny’s wall.
I got to ask director Kathryn Bigelow about whether the symbolism meant anything, and/or was intentional, at a screening. (The same screening where I noticed this shot.) “No… I’m going to have to ask my art director about this someday.”
I’m amused by the idea of the art director (John Warnke) rebelling against the script in the most subtle way possible.