Archive for October 22nd, 2009

being john 1

(USA 1999 112m) DVD1/2

I think, I feel, I suffer

p  Michael Stipe, Sandy Stern, Steve Golin, Vincent Landay  d  Spike Jonze  w  Charlie Kaufman  ph  Lance Acord  ed  Eric Zumbrunnen  m  Carter Burwell  art  K.K.Barrett

John Cusack (Craig Schwartz), Cameron Diaz (Lotte Schwartz), Catherine Keener (Maxine Lund), John Malkovich (John Horatio Malkovich), Orson Bean (Dr Lester), Mary Kay Place (Floris), K.K.Dodds (Wendy), David Fincher (Christopher Bing),

It’s hard a decade on to think back to a time when we didn’t know Charlie Kaufman; a world without Charlie Kaufman.  Indeed, at times one wonders if indeed the world still does include Kaufman, when one considers his mercurial talent for showing things way beyond surreal.  Is he truly of this world?  It’s like Stephen Hawking suddenly decided to become one of the Python team.  Take the plotline of this, his first success… (more…)

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