In Charlie Kaufman/Spike Jones’ Being John Malkovich, sad non-celebrities are given the opportunity to go inside the mind of a somewhat random celebrity — John Malkovich — and “see what he sees, feel what he feels.” The experience exhilarates people who get to, for example, be present inside John Malkovich as he selects new towels from a catalog […]
It’s been nearly a year since we last heard from The Happytime Murders, Brian Henson’s attempt to interest audiences in the “puppets that fuck” genre pioneered by directors like Peter Jackson, Charlie Kaufman, and Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Show More Summary
Each day during this special week we will be highlighting the filmmakers and actors that Roger championed throughout his career. A table of contents for all of our "Roger's Favorites" posts can be found here. Below is an entry on writer/directors...Show More Summary
After “Community” creator Dan Harmon served as an executive producer on Oscar-nominated stop-motion drama “Anomalisa,” directed by Charlie Kaufman, he now has his sights on using the format to tell the story of one of Micheal Jackson’s...Show More Summary
Although the technique of stop-motion animation is widely used to craft strange worlds, such as those of Adam Elliot’s claymations, or Daisy Jacobs’ BAFTA-winning short The Bigger Picture (2014), it tends to be associated with commercial children’s films—the likes of Wallace and Gromit, or Fantastic Mr Fox. Show More Summary
“You are what you love, not what loves you.” Charlie Kaufman’s characters often know what they want, but they struggle to justify why they deserve to have it. Leigh Singer tries to capture the brilliant writer and director’s mindset using clips from his movies.
Directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson take us through the compelling stop-motion world of 'Anomalisa', currently available on Digital HD.
The Oscar nominated stop motion drama is now available on Digital HD The post CS Interview: Building Anomalisa with Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson appeared first on ComingSoon.net.
Charlie Kaufman is known for the unique movies he’s both written (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) and directed (“Synecdoche, New York”) that invite audiences into strange worlds often focused on unrequited love. Kaufman’s latest film is his most imaginative one yet. Show More Summary
Charlie Kaufman has written about writing and written about Charlie Kaufman. He's made films about the creative process and the creative process within that creative process within the process of being creative. He likes puppets and miniatures and recreations and wormholes and depression. So if you're into that, watch this... More »
Anomalisa is an animated film written by Charlie Kaufman, and while the temptation is to label it a midlife crisis… The post The human factor appeared first on The Spectator.
We're thrilled to share that two acclaimed, animated Film projects from Kickstarter creators have been recognized by The Academy this year. Congratulations to Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson (Anomalisa, nominated for Best Animated Feature)...Show More Summary
Charlie Kaufman's stories are curiously devoid of religion but loaded with religious concerns. Over his 20-year career, Charlie Kaufman has put together quite a pantheon of sad sacks—but Michael Stone, the protagonist of Anomalisa, has...Show More Summary
Charlie Kaufman’s latest film, Anomalisa (co-directed with Duke Johnson) delivers his signature touch of meta-cinema, absurdity, and cynicism towards human nature. In the film, based on Kaufman’s 2005 radio play of the same name, a graying motivational speaker, Michael Stone, played by David Thewlis, struggles to find a true emotional connection. Show More Summary
Anomalisa Dir. Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson [Paramount Pictures; 2015] Rating: 4/5 Charlie Kaufman’s latest film, Anomalisa (co-directed with Duke Johnson) delivers his signature touch of meta-cinema, absurdity, and cynicism towards human nature. Show More Summary
Adam McGovern on Charlie Kaufman's ANOMALISA
In its 14 years of existence, Oscar’s feature animated category has largely been dominated by kid fare when it comes to wins. And if Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s stop motion lonely adult story Anomalisa takes it this year, it will be a true game-changer, making it the first R-rated title to win in the category. Show More Summary
Suzette Smith There are a number of trailers circulating right now that paint Charlie Kaufman’s latest film, Anomalisa, as an uplifting, life-affirming exploration of human experience. The overt lie of that pitch takes my breath away. Show More Summary
“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” — Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD) In the film “Adaptation” stressed-out screenwriter Charlie Kaufman has a twin brother, Donald, who’s seemingly perfect. He’s everything Charlie’s not. No, Donald’s not the most […]
Ronald Tiersky January 2016 Film critique: "Anomalisa" (co-directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, 2016) A review of a review: is Anthony Lane correct about 'Anomalisa'? This is an unsolicited review of noted New Yorker magazine film critic Anthony Lane's own review of the striking film, 'Anomalisa' ("Gloom and Doom," Jan. Show More Summary