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Life Without Giveaways – Synecdoche, New York Blu-ray

synecdoche_box_art_bdSynecdoche, 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, from writer and director Charlie Kaufman (writer of Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine, and Adaptation), follows the life of theater directory Caden Cotard as he searches for his own truths in an ever-expanding stage production with the help of a seemingly limitless MacArthur Genius Grant.

Life Without Buildings has a Blu-ray disk of Synecdoche, New York to give away to one lucky commenter. Just leave a comment describing what you would build in an infinite warehouse if space, logic, and money were no issue. And maybe give a little insight as to why. I’ll decide the winner through a series of complex humor/sincerity equations, applied architectural theory, and the outside arbitration of what will most likely be drunk lawyers in Chicago. Winners will be decided on March 20th.

I had the chance to interview Charlie Kaufman back in October, and for those who are curious what he would do (other than what he did, of course), here’s an excerpt from our conversation: