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Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton View All


Charlie Kaufman (Screenplay), Spike Jonze (Director) View All

Release: Dec. 6th, 2002
Runtime: 1 hour, 54 minutes
A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
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But then a funny, but not humorous, thing happens: The film talks about what not to do in a screen play, Cage's character says he wants to do a screen adaptation that does not have car chases and guns and typically Hollywood crap.
The film follows screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (played in-universe by Nicolas Cage) as he gets to work on his follow-up to Being John Malkovich, which is an adaptation of the non-fiction book The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean (played in-universe by Meryl Streep).
This isn't just a movie - but a movie inside of a movie , inside of a movie , inside of a movie ...
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