Where now? Who now? When now?

On YouTube, you can find lots of footage of incompetent student productions of Samuel Beckett's plays. Or pretentious ego trips for solo professionals, plus the occasional clip from the four-DVD box set, Beckett on Film.

But this is something decidedly different, an animation of The Unnamable, the concluding novel in Beckett's great trilogy, best known for its ending, "if it opens, it will be I, it will be the silence, where I am, I don't now, I'll never know, in the silence you don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on."

A hopeless, quixotic idea, adapting this thing. But then, the animation by Jenny Stiggs is not exactly Bugs Bunny. More like a somber Monty Python by way of Max Ernst.

August 3, 2007 4:32 PM |



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