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Synecdoche, New York (2008) – Approaching Death via Denial

The film Synecdoche, New York has been highly acclaimed by film critics, appearing on numerous “best films of 2008”, “best films of the decade”, and even “best films of all time.” [3] But the film was a commercial disaster, costing over $20 million to make, but grossing only about $3M [4]. 1,454 more words

2014 Discussion Films

Synecdoche, New York

by Joseph J. Langan

“I won’t settle for anything less than the brutal truth.”

Sony Pictures contracted director Spike Jonze (Her, Being John Malkovich) and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) to create a horror film. 540 more words

Joseph J. Langan


Why is this movie even called Adaptation? The word ‘adapt’ wasn’t even mentioned once in the movie.

If evolution is the key for the survival of the human race, then adaptation would be the key to survive the human life.  493 more words


Synecdoche, New York (2008) - IMDb

 With no spoilers, the film is The plot of the film revolves around a New York theatre director, who has been putting on timeless dramas, receiving nil to moderate praise for overdone work, meanwhile his wife is leaving him with their daughter and repeat visits to certain medical professionals reveal a medical condition that propels the story and the narrative choices of primary lead character Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman). 306 more words

Caden Cotard

Charlie Kaufman: Screenwriting Lecture



Charlie Kaufman creator of some of the most distinctive scripts of the past decade, gives us a very honest, humble and charming insight into his creative process and how he struggles with his writing. 349 more words