Sunday, October 12, 2008

Synecdoche, New York preview/synopsis

Synecdoche, New York Oct.24

Directed by writer Charlie Kaufman ( Being John Malkovich, Adaptation ) Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Emily Watson, Samantha Morton, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Dianne Wiest, Tom Noonan, Michelle Williams. Written by Oscar winner Kaufman himself. Cinematography by Frederick Elms ( The Namesake, Wild At Heart ) Editing by Robert Frazen ( Lovely and Amazing, Smart People ) Original Music by Jon Brion ( Punch Drunk Love, I Heart Huckabees )

Film is about ( pronounced like Schenectady ) A theater director name Caden Cotard, who is struggling with his new play and the women that are involved with it and who are in his life. He struggles with the idea of making a life size replica of New York in a huge warehouse. The film covers themes such as men and women relationships, home and family in the blurring style of reality like most past works we are familiar of Charlie Kaufman.

Rated R for Language and some sexual/nudity content. 124 minutes.

Oscar chances ? Actor, supporting actress and original screenplay.

2 comments:

vcmovies said...

I just found your blog from the TBTL comment section and thought I'd check it out. Very informative. Plain and simple movie information. A lot of those sites have too many bells and whistles and are competing with eachother they and put too much content on them. I like your angle of just saying what the movie is about and who made it and then your basic predictions.
As for Synecdoche, I have heard good an bad. So then I will have to see it for myself.

moviefreak said...

I just saw it tonight, and it was a challenge to watch. I mean that in a good way if that makes any sense. There are times where it meanders and you get lost, but I thought some of the supporting performances were pretty good and as usual, PSH is very good. I'll have to see it again possibly to give a more accurate review because I feel some things went right over my head. You can't deny that Charlie Kaufman is on an island all by himself.

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