Late Style

"What of artistic lateness not as harmony and resolution but as intransigence, difficulty, and unresolved contradiction? What if age and ill health don't produce the serenity of 'ripeness is all'? ... Far from resolution, then, Ibsen's last plays suggest an angry and disturbed artist for whom the medium of drama provides an occasion to stir up more anxiety, tamper irrevocably with the possibility of closure, and leave the audience more perplexed and unsettled than before. ... I'd like to explore the experience of late style that involves nonharmonious, nonserene tension, and above all, a sort of deliberately unproductive productiveness, going against." - Edward Said

  • Hardly Working
  • Smorgasbord
  • A King in New York
  • Film Socialisme
  • Goodbye to Language
  • The Human Factor
  • L'Argent
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Twixt
  • Gertrud
  • Irrational Man
  • Wonder Wheel
  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
  • The 15:17 to Paris