Thursday, October 23, 2008

Part for the Whole, or Vice Versa

The great Charlie Kaufman has possibly done it again. His new movie, Synecdoche, New York, staring pretty much my favorite actor of all time, the equally great Philip Seymour Hoffman, will be premiering tomorrow in, well New York probably. This will be Kaufman's directorial debut, and of course he wrote it also.

Synecdoche is the timeless tale of a slightly off kilter theatre director, Caden (Hoffman), whose wife, Adele (Katherine Keener), leaves him, and takes their daughter with her, to pursue the American dream of going to Berlin to paint. He decides to move into a large warehouse with a cast and construction crew, and direct a play about New York City and more specifically his own life within it.

It was a smash at Cannes; but really, what isn't. I'm going to take a chance though and give it a premature two thumbs up.

10 comments:

Little Earl said...

I saw Charlie Kaufman and Philip Seymour Hoffman on Charlie Rose last night talking about the movie and for a brief moment my faith in humanity was really being restored. I only saw a few clips and I was already laughing. Charlie Rose asked Philip Seymour Hoffman if he had been willing to work with Charlie Kaufman even before he knew what the movie was going to be about, and Hoffman just laughed and said, "Yeah."

Little Earl said...

Oh, and try to title your posts while you're at it.

Herr Zrbo said...

Is this movie about cynic douches?

yoggoth said...

No, "Autumn Mist" douches.

ninquelote said...

I'll try to remember that title thing next time.

Herr Zrbo said...

I'm unsure how to pronounce the title, the only thing I could come up with was 'Cynic douches'

yoggoth said...

I figured you just wanted to talk about douches.

Herr Zrbo said...

Who doesn't??

ninquelote said...

Well I know I'm always feeling springtime fresh up here in the mountains, but here is the proper pronunciation:

synecdoche \si-NEK-duh-kee\, noun

jason said...

From what I hear, this movie is about a guy building a SCALE MODEL of New York City.

I'm sold.