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Life Without Giveaways – Synecdoche, New York Blu-ray

Synecdoche, New York is a film about the search for truth in art. It’s also about a perpetually burning house, a mysteriously abandoned apartment, identity, infinitely recursive architecture, and poop. But, as you might as you might be able to guess, it’s the infinitely recursive architecture part I’d like to focus on here. The movie, […]

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Here’s What Happens When You Look for Truth: An Interview With Charlie Kaufman

Synecdoche, New York is a masterpiece of filmmaking. In his ambitious debut as director, Charlie Kaufman, who made his name writing such groundbreaking films as Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, has crafted a film that can only be described as sublime – a piece of work so beautiful, yet so incredibly […]

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Synecdoche, New York and Infinitely Repeating Cities

The trailer for the new Charlie Kaufman written-and-directed movie, Synecdoche, New York was released today and it’s every bit as weird and wondrous as you’d want it to be. A synecdoche, for those non-English majors out there, is a figure of speech in which a part of something is made to represent the whole; e.g. […]