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Turning Stories into Stories: The Thief, the Orchids, and Adaptation

It doesn’t, of course, all start with the little story Susan Orlean reads in a local paper about a white guy who is arrested with a couple of Seminole guys stealing endangered orchids and bromeliads from the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve in southwestern Florida. 1,489 more words

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Adaptation

I knew what to expect by this point. My experience with Charlie Kaufman films has taught me that they are at least deceptively simple on the surface (at most, they are twisty intellectual mind-games that get away from you on the first viewing). 1,437 more words

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“You and I share the same DNA.
Is there anything more lonely than that?”
― Charlie Kaufman, Adaptation, The Shooting Script

DNA

Charlie Kaufman is Truth: Or How and Why Charlie Kaufman is the Best and Worst Advice Giver in the Industry

Michael Cera, Catherine Keener, Sally Hawkins and John Hawkes can’t save Charlie Kaufman’s “How and Why”… yet.  Not yet.  And so goes the life of 3-time Oscar nominated and 1-time Oscar wining screenwriter Charlie Kaufman.   942 more words

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Being John Malkovich

Being John Malkovich presents something of a challenge. On the one hand, it’s hard to reject a movie that tells such an outlandish story. Honestly, we have a story about a lonely puppeteer who gets a job at a crazy office and discovers a portal into the mind of John Malkovich. 1,556 more words

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

SPOILER WARNING!!! This post spoils movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

You know how Hollywood sometimes make two similar movies same year. There have been movies about volcanoes and asteroids and so on. 434 more words

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Catching Up with Cusack: Being John Malkovich

1999 was a banner year in film. It was filled with movies that were not only well-made and well-received, but whose importance is only heightened now that we have the power of hindsight to see just how groundbreaking they were. 1,230 more words

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