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The Original Ending Of Being John Malkovich Was Much, Much Weirder

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

No one would accuse director Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman's Being John Malkovich of not being a weird film, but the ending of Kaufman's original script was off-the-wall bizarre. Seriously, it involved a puppetry duel and the corpse of Harry S Truman. Read more...

Body Unlimited: The Incredible Poetry of Samuel Beckett

The Samuel Beckett we’re taught in America is solitary, dryly humorous, and existentially distressed: basically, he’s an absurdist playwright from a Charlie Kaufman movie. Beyond this, we may know him as a writer of unerringly spare and despairing prose — of the sort that literally gives Salman Rushdie a headache — or as James Joyce’s assistant, or as … Read More

I.Q. 83, Arthur Herzog's Ode to the Stupidity Plague, Will Be a Movie

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It's taken 20 years to finally get some steam, but Charlie Kaufman's been hired to do an entirely new draft and the plan is for Steve Carell to star. And you have to admit: Carell can totally pull off a man becoming progressively less intelligent. Read more...

The Movies Tell Us: In the Future We’re Doomed to Be Dumb

The longtime attempt at making a movie out of Arthur Herzog‘s “IQ 83” is finally seeing some real progress at Paramount, where Charlie Kaufman has been tapped for a full rewrite and Steve Carell has been cast in the lead. The premise...Show More Summary

Steve Carrell And Charlie Kaufman Set Out To Remake ‘Idiocracy’ With ‘I.Q. 83?

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

It’saprettycommontropeinsciencefiction:Aplanetfullofidiots.Whetherit’sIdiocracyorahostofSFnovels,thefearofthestupidisacommonone.AndnowSteveCarellandCharlieKaufman aresettotakeacrackatitwithI.Q.83.Believeitornot,it’sbasedonanovel,andadeadlyseriousone,fromArthurHerzog.

TV News Wrap Up: ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Final Season Trailer, ‘The Flash’ & More

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

HBO unveils a teaser for the final season of 'Boardwalk Empire'; DC villain Plastique will appear in 'The Flash' season 1; FX passes on Charlie Kaufman's 'How and Why' pilot; and more.

FX Passes on Charlie Kaufman’s Pilot

Well, this sucks. Charlie Kaufman’s pilot for How and Why, which bills itself as a series about “a man who knows how… Read More

Interview: Michel Gondry on Mood Indigo, special effects, Jim Carrey, and Charlie Kaufman

Mood Indigo, the latest flight of fancy from French fabulist Michel Gondry, is an adaptation of Froth On The Daydream, a classic novel by Boris Vian. That may surprise some viewers, as the film is also, arguably, the most Gondryesque thing Gondry has ever done. Show More Summary

Newswire: Charlie Kaufman’s How And Why pilot not going to series at FX

As weird as a show like Louie can get, FX isn’t necessarily TV’s main home for cool and out-there stuff. The network has aired about a thousand episodes of Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management, after all. Now, further dashing the hopes and...Show More Summary

FX Passes on Charlie Kaufman Comedy 'How & Why'

The Michael Cera and John Hawkes starrer is now being shopped to other outlets. read more

Charlie Kaufman’s ‘How and Why’ Rejected By FX

4 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

For a while there, things were looking pretty good for Charlie Kaufman‘s return to TV. FX ordered his sitcom How & Why to pilot last year, and in short order it managed to attract talents like John Hawkes, Michael Cera, Sally Hawkins, and Catherine Keener. Show More Summary

FX’s Charlie Kaufman Pilot Not Going Forward

FX has passed on How And Why, its comedy pilot, written, directed and executive produced by Charlie Kaufman. The project, which starred John Hawkes, Michael Cera, Sally Hawkins and Catherine Keener, told the story of a man who can explain how and why a nuclear reactor works, but is clueless about life. Show More Summary

Marcella Plunkett Joins Charlie Kaufman’s Pilot; Sofia Mattsson In ‘Unstrung’

Marcella Plunkett (Dark Touch) has been booked as a recurring on FX‘s How And Why, from Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich). It tells the story of Goodman Hesselman (John Hawkes), who can explain how and why a nuclear reactor works but is clueless about life. Show More Summary

8 Movies That Showcase the Limitless Potential of Imagination

This is a week of cinematic imagination. Tuesday brought the arrival of Ben Stiller’s journeying remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and this Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Show More Summary

Catherine Keener: Stop calling me Spike Jonze’s muse!

The brilliant indie actress says she's just lucky the likes of Jonze, Charlie Kaufman and James Franco turn to her

TV News Wrap Up: Playstation’s ‘Powers’ Series, Charlie Kaufman FX Pilot And More

8 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

Sony's PlayStation Network announces a 'Powers' TV show; Charlie Kaufman's 'How and Why' pilot adds two Oscar-nominated stars - and more! The post TV News Wrap Up: Playstation’s ‘Powers’ Series, Charlie Kaufman FX Pilot And More appeared first on Screen Rant.

Some Words About ‘Eternal Sunshine,’ Which Turns 10 Years Old This Week

My “Favorite Movie,” A 10-Year Introspective Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, an impossible-to-replicate combination of Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, and Jim Carrey, turns 10 this week. It’s a film that I’ve often called my favorite, but not entirely by choice. Show More Summary

Charlie Kaufman FX Comedy Adds Catherine Keener and Sally Hawkins

8 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Catherine Keener has lent her talents to a few Charlie Kaufman movies, and now she’ll contribute them to a Charlie Kaufman TV show, too. The Being John Malkovich actress has just been added to How and Why, Kaufman’s upcoming comedy pilot for FX. Also on board are Sally Hawkins, John Hawkes, and Michael Cera. Show More Summary

Catherine Keener, Sally Hawkins Sign On To Charlie Kaufman's FX Pilot 'How And Why'

Since the new year, sporadic and high-profile casting news has been leaking out regarding Charlie Kaufman's new half-hour comedy pilot for FX, How and Why: first, it was Michael Cera and John Hawkes, and yesterday it was announced that Catherine Keener and the lately-ubiquitous Sally Hawkins have joined the show. [ more › ]

Newswire: Charlie Kaufman’s FX pilot gains a Catherine Keener and a Sally Hawkins

Charlie Kaufman’s new FX comedy pilot, How And Why, will see him reuniting with at least one frequent creative collaborator, as Catherine Keener signed on to a role in the pilot yesterday. Should the pilot go to series (which, c’mon,...Show More Summary

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