Elevator Operator: Up and down, the on-screen gift of elevators

Created by Chelsey O'Brien

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Elevator Operator – Courtney Barnett

Inspired by Courtney Barnett playing an elevator operator in her hit song of the same name, we look at how they're used on-screen for comedy, drama and suspense, with the small, confined boxes forcing characters to physically confront each other.