Friday, December 19, 2008

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

So apparently i'm out of the loop. I'm so out of the loop. I'm embarrassingly and shamefully out of the loop. I'm so far out of the loop it's scary. It may not be for you, but for me it's terrifying. You see, I somehow have managed to go until two days ago without knowing about this new film thats coming out. Finally, at long last, my hero, my god, the love of my life, the intencely brilliant Charlie Kaufman has directed his first picture. When it comes to writing a story that just destroys everything you've come to expect in a story, there's no one better than Kaufman. I didnt know he was even writing a new film, let alone that he was done it, and he was directing it himself. I am, to say the very least, so fucking excited I could cry. NOT ONLY THAT! but it stars my favorte actor as well. The always depressingly great, Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The film, as far as I've picked up so far, is about Caden Cotard (Hoffman), a theatre director, who builds a lifesized replica of New York city, and fills it with actors to play himself and the people he knows in an attempt to dicover something about himsef that might satisfy his insecurities with life (??). I think? Now, within this life sized recreation of New York city there is of course another life sized recreation of New York, and within that recreation, OF COURSE, there is yet another life sized recreation of New York, and so on and so on and so on and so on. All of these filled with actors, playing the parts of Cotard and his friends/family. God I love you Charlie Kaufman. Anyways, i'll stop drooling now. Thought I'd let you know in case yr as behind as I.



wonderful said...

Hey Matt, its Jeff. I saw this films 3 times now, its great. Its really long and sad but brilliant. Cool BLog - Jeff

Dead Dog said...

hey thanks man. i'm so excited to see this. i dont know if its playing anywhere around here yet, but ill be in toronto in about a week or so, so hopefully ill get to see it then.

Unknown said...

this looks ridiculously good. i nearly cried watching the trailer when an actor says "when are we going to get an audience in here it's been 17 years"

- donald caribou