About the film
About the painting
Denoting rebellion, the mainly abstract artwork Charles surrounds himself with, including the Franz Kline-esque black and white painting in his office, informs me that he and Tyler are not that much different at their core. Along with rebellion and chaos, the paintings also resemble an abstract depiction of the post 9/11 ground zero site. In the last shot, when Tyler is looking out the window of his dad’s office, the paintings are directly behind him, forming a background that he is filmed against.