Charlie Kaufman: Confessions of an Original Mind: Confessions of an Original Mind (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, Jul 1, 2010 - Social Science - 168 pages
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Charlie Kaufman got his start in television, but it was his first film, the eccentric Being John Malkovich, that won notice for his unique storytelling style. With the aid of a plethora of contributions from those with whom the writer has worked, Charlie Kaufman: Confessions of an Original Mind presents the intriguing story of that movie and others as it examines one of the most innovative voices in modern film.

This exhaustive study of Kaufman's life and work is organized chronologically to cover his early influences as well as his most-recent ventures. Highlights include explorations of Kaufman's collaboration with Being John Malkovich director Spike Jonze—who stood him up for their first meeting—and the writer's conflict with George Clooney (about whom Kaufman says, "I can tell you that George Clooney is my least favorite person"). There are analyses of Human Nature, Adaptation, and the hauntingly beautiful Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which led to an Academy Award. The book also studies Kaufman's sound plays for Theatre of the New Ear and his directorial debut, Synecdoche, New York.

  

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Contents

1 Growing Up Kaufman and the TV Years
1
2 Why Malkovich? Why Not
17
3 Human Nature Aint All Its Cracked Up to Be
39
4 A Worthy Adaptation
57
5 George Clooneys Confessions Lead to the Darkly Unproduced Philip K Dick
77
6 Eternal Sunshine of the Academy Award
101
7 Hope Leaves the Theater and What I Really Want to Do Is Direct
127
Notes
153
Index
165
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Doreen Alexander Child is the managing editor of "CinemaEditor" magazine.

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