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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Charlie Kaufman’s latest script - posted by Don

Thanks to Rain for the heads up on Charlie Kaufman’s latest script Synecdoche, New York. This is an undated, unspecified, probably early draft about a theater director struggling 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. Read the script via discussion board. – Don

4 Comments so far


April 30th, 2007 at 9:04 pm

Certainly Kaufmanesque, however may be slightly self-indulgent. Just when I thought I had my finger on what the film was about, it shifted into something else. Entirely.

I don’t know how I feel about that, yet. What I do know is I haven’t seen anything like it.

PS- Those that believe the concept is a rehash of 8 1/2 are completely wrong.


May 21st, 2007 at 5:39 pm

Kaufmanesque and self-indulgent in the same sentence seems redundant to me.


July 26th, 2007 at 12:16 am

host this soewhere please


Colin Hall
May 1st, 2012 at 4:08 am

Hi, I played the film backwards and I found it to be superbly palindromic. A story that presents Kaufman as playwright / Vermeer like artist (with visible simbolism, such as Samantha Morton in her headband), settled into his middle class environment, yet poverty stricken and full of self revilement.

I love it. The more I study it, the more I find to study.

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