INDEPENDENT FILMS – Kathy Kay

The brilliance of Charlie Kaufman

Charlie Kaufman, is a singular screenwriter who explores the three Ls – laughs, love, and loneliness. It’s remarkable how those elements pervade all of his work and convey such nonconformist spirit.

Kaufman started off writing for television – remember The Edge and the Dana Carvey Show? Then he became the icon for edgy, creative thinking by breaking out with Being John Malkovich, a brilliant brain twister followed by Adaptation (yes, I’m skipping over the less stellar Human Nature) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, all stand-outs among his seven theatrical films.

He has moved to directing and his latest is Anomalisa, a film that uses stop-motion animation to tell a tale about the flatness of an ordinary life that gains its sparkle back with the opportunity for love.

It sounds mainstream but it’s anything but and I dare say that each person seeing the film will walk away with a different impression which really is the true brilliance of Charlie Kaufman.

 

 

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