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Synecdoche, New York


Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michelle Williams View All


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

Release: Oct. 24th, 2008
Runtime: 2 hours, 4 minutes
A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
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4 Synecdoche, New York
I know people have posted their thoughts about the film in the movie tab thread, but I haven't seen a thread yet devoted entirely to the film... my thoughts... Synecdoche, New York (2008, Charli...
4 Synecdoche New York
Written and Directed by Charlie Kaufman (writer of Eternal Sunshine , Adaptation , Being John Malkovich). Looks most similar to my favorite of his Eternal Sunshine : and I love the idea of having this...
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The movie starts off with Caden Cotard (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) who I suppose in some ways is to represent Kaufman himself - as he starts losing his health and is soon convinced he will be dieing soon.
mark f
In his first filmed screenplay, Being John Malkovich, directed by Spize Jonze, he depicted a life and a marriage in disarray, and Jonze filmed the beginning mostly seriously and grittily, even though a puppeteer was the main character.
Holden Pike
Charlie Kaufman's latest cinematic puzzle, his directorial debut, is his most ambitious project to date, much like his central character's play within the play within the play within the film.
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