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I don't even know how to begin writing anything in relation to the work of Charlie Kaufman. Is he really the most original voice working in Hollywood — or, just an escaped mental patient who has gone undetected amidst the denizens of LA? In either case I love his work. I also love the incentive he gives us to want to buy one of his screenplays: not just for the script itself, but for the wildly funny introductions and deadpan mock interviews — the one in Human Nature had me scratching my head, until I realized he was doing a send-up of a P. T. Anderson interview about Magnolia — hilarious! Adaptation also has a great piece of critical commentary by Robert McKee, whose screenwriting seminar book Story was as much a basis of the script as was Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief. And, for those of you who have been wondering, "When will Charlie Kaufman release a new picture that will send shockwaves through my brain?" you don't have long to wait. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is being released in theaters in March 2004.
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I don't even know how to begin writing anything in relation to the work of Charlie Kaufman. Is he really the most original voice working in Hollywood — or, just an escaped mental patient who has gone undetected amidst the denizens of LA? In either case I love his work. I also love the incentive he gives us to want to buy one of his screenplays: not just for the script itself, but for the wildly funny introductions and deadpan mock interviews — the one in Human Nature had me scratching my head, until I realized he was doing a send-up of a P. T. Anderson interview about Magnolia — hilarious! Adaptation also has a great piece of critical commentary by Robert McKee, whose screenwriting seminar book Story was as much a basis of the script as was Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief. And, for those of you who have been wondering, "When will Charlie Kaufman release a new picture that will send shockwaves through my brain?" you don't have long to wait. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is being released in theaters in March 2004.
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Charlie Kaufman's unconventional worldview is once again in evidence in this powerful satirical exploration of a civilization that idealizes both nature and culture. A philosophical burlesque about an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and their discovery — a man raised in the wild.

In the acclaimed Newmarket Shooting Script series format, the book contains a facsimile of the shooting script, an interview with writer Charlie Kaufman, a 16-page color still insert, and full cast and crew credits.

Review:

"[Kaufman's] inventions here lead us down strange comic byways." Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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"Written by Charlie Kaufman, who penned the clever Being John Malkovich, Human Nature has some hilariously bizarre moments along with a highly original premise." USA Today

Review:

"Human Nature is the year's happiest surprise, a movie that deals with a real subject in an always surprising way." The Journal News

Synopsis:

New in the acclaimed series—the clever, colorful new comedy from the Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter of Being John Malkovich, the director of the award-winning Björk music videos, and the producers at Good Machine—coming from Fine Line Features in April 2002. Charlie Kaufman's unconventional worldview is once again in evidence in this powerful satirical exploration of a civilization that idealizes both nature and culture. A philosophical burlesque about an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and their discovery—a man raised in the wild. The cast includes Patricia Arquette, Rhys Ifans, Miranda Otto, Tim Robbins, Robert Forster, Rosie Perez, and Mary Kay Place. Approx. 40 photos, color and b/w.

About the Author

Charlie Kaufman previously collaborated with director Spike Jonze on Being John Malkovich, which was nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Screenplay. Kaufman's other scripts include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Human Nature, and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.

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ISBN:
9781557045096
Author:
Kaufman, Charlie
Publisher:
Newmarket Press
Screenplay by:
Kaufman, Charlie
Screenplay:
Kaufman, Charlie
Manufactured:
Newmarket Press
Introduction by:
Kaufman, Charlie
Introduction:
Kaufman, Charlie
Author:
Kaufman, Charlie
Subject:
Film - Screenwriting
Subject:
Motion picture plays
Subject:
Film & Video - Screenwriting
Subject:
Nature and nurture
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Screenwriting
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Newmarket Shooting Script
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.2 x 7 in 9 oz

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"Staff Pick" by ,

I don't even know how to begin writing anything in relation to the work of Charlie Kaufman. Is he really the most original voice working in Hollywood — or, just an escaped mental patient who has gone undetected amidst the denizens of LA? In either case I love his work. I also love the incentive he gives us to want to buy one of his screenplays: not just for the script itself, but for the wildly funny introductions and deadpan mock interviews — the one in Human Nature had me scratching my head, until I realized he was doing a send-up of a P. T. Anderson interview about Magnolia — hilarious! Adaptation also has a great piece of critical commentary by Robert McKee, whose screenwriting seminar book Story was as much a basis of the script as was Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief. And, for those of you who have been wondering, "When will Charlie Kaufman release a new picture that will send shockwaves through my brain?" you don't have long to wait. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is being released in theaters in March 2004.

"Staff Pick" by ,

I don't even know how to begin writing anything in relation to the work of Charlie Kaufman. Is he really the most original voice working in Hollywood — or, just an escaped mental patient who has gone undetected amidst the denizens of LA? In either case I love his work. I also love the incentive he gives us to want to buy one of his screenplays: not just for the script itself, but for the wildly funny introductions and deadpan mock interviews — the one in Human Nature had me scratching my head, until I realized he was doing a send-up of a P. T. Anderson interview about Magnolia — hilarious! Adaptation also has a great piece of critical commentary by Robert McKee, whose screenwriting seminar book Story was as much a basis of the script as was Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief. And, for those of you who have been wondering, "When will Charlie Kaufman release a new picture that will send shockwaves through my brain?" you don't have long to wait. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is being released in theaters in March 2004.

"Review" by , "[Kaufman's] inventions here lead us down strange comic byways."
"Review" by , "Written by Charlie Kaufman, who penned the clever Being John Malkovich, Human Nature has some hilariously bizarre moments along with a highly original premise."
"Review" by , "Human Nature is the year's happiest surprise, a movie that deals with a real subject in an always surprising way."
"Synopsis" by , New in the acclaimed series—the clever, colorful new comedy from the Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter of Being John Malkovich, the director of the award-winning Björk music videos, and the producers at Good Machine—coming from Fine Line Features in April 2002. Charlie Kaufman's unconventional worldview is once again in evidence in this powerful satirical exploration of a civilization that idealizes both nature and culture. A philosophical burlesque about an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and their discovery—a man raised in the wild. The cast includes Patricia Arquette, Rhys Ifans, Miranda Otto, Tim Robbins, Robert Forster, Rosie Perez, and Mary Kay Place. Approx. 40 photos, color and b/w.
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