In 2009, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman spoke to a reporter about the excessive expectations that some people draw from movies. He highlighted how some hope for a life that mirrors Hollywood, and are eventually let down by reality. In the car world, autonomy is pegged as the ideal future, but will it happen as soon as our tech overlords say it will? Read more...
Back in September, Star Wars introduced its megamillion-dollar line of Rogue One toys with four stop-motion videos directed by Tucker Barrie and Dan MacKenzie, who worked on Charlie Kaufman's Academy Award-nominated film Anomalisa. The...Show More Summary
Charlie Kaufman’s Spike Jonze-directed film Adaptation followed a pair of twins (or are they two sides of the same person…named Charlie Kaufman?!) — one who was brilliant and less efficient than he should have been due to his self-loathing and snobbery, and another, named Donald, who’s a cuddly dolt who just wants to write a good action script. As […]
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by twee magician Michel Gondry, is being adapted for television according to the Hollywood Reporter. The small-screen reboot will be produced by Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, who produced the original film. While the project is still in development, THR reports that Forever, Chuck […]
Released in 2004, Michel Gondry, Pierre Bismuth, and Charlie Kaufman’s romantic dystopia Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind has already risen to the rank of a modern classic. (In fact, we named it our best film of the ’00s, back in...Show More Summary
Blessed are the TV development execs, for they get some pretty odd ideas. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Steve Golin, who produced Charlie Kaufman and Michel Gondry's 2004 mind-bending romantic drama Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, is looking to remake it into a TV series. The film centers on two ... More »
The first thing to know about My Girlfriend is an Alien! by Keith DeFacto is that the play isn’t written by somebody named Keith DeFacto. It has no extraterrestrials in it, nor is it a prequel to the 1950s proto-feminist drive-in classic I Married a Monster from Outer Space. In...
Anomalisa is a tough stop-motion act to follow (to be fair, Charlie Kaufman typically sets the bar pretty high), but if anyone is suited for the task it’s Laika, the studio behind delightful animated features like ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls. Show More Summary
Here at Flavorwire, we pride ourselves on not only writing some of the best content on the internet, but keeping an eye on all of the great writing that other folks on the Internet are doing, too. This week, we’ve rounded up writing on everything from the state of film (as declared by Charlie Kaufman) […]
“I don’t feel like I’ve got that cachet that I had at a certain point [after those three films]. I see people seizing the moment when they have the same kind of explosion that I had, and I just didn’t do it. I didn’t know how to do it – I didn’t want to do […]
Can someone, anyone, give Charlie Kaufman a hug? The critically adored, four-time Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director — best known for writing Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, as well...Show More Summary
Is there a chance Crossbones is still alive after Captain America: Civil War? Which star of the 1950s Superman television series passed away this past weekend? Is Charlie Kaufman up for writing a superhero movie? When will we see the first footage from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Show More Summary
When someone mentions “young adult” lit or movies, immediately the mind thinks of Twilight, The Hunger Games, and Divergent. But Chaos Walking is a bit different. Though it also has a high-concept genre story, it was going to be adapted by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Robert Zemeckis. Now, a new director is on board. Read more...
Charlie Kaufman’s movies are more interested in asking questions than in answering them; their best riddles are ones that can’t be solved. There’s no reason why the thirteenth-and-a-half floor of an office building leads to the inside of John Malkovich’s head. Show More Summary
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.