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A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Why is it whenever I write a simple review for a film I always feel the need to backtrack myself? Constantly making edits and changes until the review in my view is a perfect representation of my view point towards a simple piece of media that many people will just simple pass by one minute, stop to look, and then potential forget about it the next day?
Sometimes the most complex and meaningful of questions can be answered within a simple sentence. Such as the beauty of the wonderful mind of a writer. Many people think that it's always rushing with ideas, and while that is indeed true, what many overlook is the fatal flaw of it. Coming up with…
Dear valued Letterboxd patrons,
Fuck off. Nicolas Cage is amazing.
That is all.
The December Challenge: Film #110
Adaptation is a self-indulgent, solipsistic and dizzying descent into the troubled craft of creation: specifically the creation of a screenplay adaptation based on an unfilmable non-fiction novel. Just thinking about the film makes my head spin as I try and unravel Charlie Kaufman’s creative processes. Anybody who has ever tried to create art knows how difficult and fraught with self doubt it can be but to turn those personal disappointments into a work of self-reflexive brilliance demonstrates a rare and special talent.
Kaufman takes his own genuine troubles adapting Susan Orlean’s The Orchid Thief and creates a film that not only captures the essence of the novel but also deconstructs the complexities of the writing…
From the creator of Being John Malkovich, comes the story about the creator of Being John Malkovich. Adaptation chronicles the struggle that screenwriter Charlie Kaufman went through while adapting the book this film was supposed to be based on into a screenplay and also dramatizes the events from the source material. Written by Charlie Kaufman & directed by Spike Jonze, Adaptation is a fresh, imaginative & highly engaging work of originality on the same page as the duo's previous venture together.
Do it once & it's a fluke, do it twice & it becomes something else. And that's what both Jonze & Kaufman have pulled off here, with Kaufman coming up with a unique vision & Jonze beautifully realizing it on the film canvas, once again.…
Charlie Kaufman is the single best thing that has happened to filmmaking since the invention of the camera and Adaptation, by risking everything, proves a creative, meta, existential and postmodern cinematic event and an excellent prelude to the absolute masterpiece that would follow six years later.
How do I do this movie justice?
How do I write about it in a way that will make people want to watch it?
Adaptation is a movie about a screenwriter struggling to adapt a book about flowers-
No, no I can't do that... I need to reflect, to thoroughly examine it on a deeper detail. I can't do that by focusing on mere plot fragments.
From it comes a sprawling tale of intertwining lives that observe the normal Kaufman-esque themes of love, relationships, identity, passion, and the screenwriter's nightmare of selling out. Characters affect each other in profound ways, as words transcend pages, of which influences the lives that write and read about them. Following the film's biological standpoint,…
Very weird film, kind of a spiritual sequel to Being John Malkovich. Funny in an odd way, the film was set in Florida. I think I like Being John Malkovich just a bit more, but this was still enjoyable. Nick Cage plays a realistic character, but he looks really bad (on purpose).
adaptación (nombre femenino)
-Proceso biológico que sufre todo organismo viviente al acomodarse a las condiciones en las cuales existe.
-Conjunto de cambios que se realizan en una obra literaria, musical, etc., para destinarla a un medio distinto de aquél para el que fue creada.
Para su tercer film, el guionista estadounidense Charlie Kaufman se embarco en la adaptación de “El Ladrón de Orquídeas”, libro escrito por Susan Orlean a partir de un artículo para el New Yorker.
Kaufman trata de capturar la esencia del libro, que muestra la vida y la pasión del floricultor y coleccionista John Laroche, que busca su pieza más importante: la orquídea fantasma.
Pero Kaufman no sabe cómo abordar el libro, y sufre un bloqueo creativo,…
התחלתי לראות את זה פעם, ממש את שתי הדקות הראשונות ולא סיימתי. קצת שמחה שזה קרה כי אולי לא הייתי רואה את זה כמו שראיתי היום.
לא יכולה לתאר כמה אני מזדהה ואוהבת.
Charlie Kaufman crafts a response to one of the most difficult questions for art today: How do we get around the antiquated modernist tropes of resolution and synthesis? At first glance, the answer the movie gives is "You can't." The choice to reveal that a real love affair is animating the virtual insights of The Orchid Thief seems to imply that what Kaufman needs to realize is the difference between "the rule and the principle" of which his brother so kindly reminds him, that the old narrative tropes aren't held in place by any teleology of perfection, but rather a principle which consistently survives the savage jaws of popular taste. Just as Darwin discovered that there is nothing outside the…
I'm an orchid. I'm an orchid growing in a swamp and I'm just learning how to thrive in this world. I may feel ashamed sometimes, I might feel like adaptation isn't something humans are supposed to do; I might feel sometimes that I should have come out of the womb with talents and interests and desires fully formed, but I'm allowed to grow. I'm allowed to change. I'm giving myself permission to do that.
Fictionalized Charlie Kaufman (and Donald) might both be creepy as hell and I might have felt at times like I was watching Ross Geller Squared: The Movie, but damn, I feel like I could write an award-winning screenplay right now. I feel invigorated. I'm an orchid.
Alle die sagen Nicholas Cage spielt schlecht und nie in guten Filmen mit, müssen sich diesen Film ansehen.
A post modern meta narrative is such a intricate and tricky concept that runs the risk of completely falling flat on its face. A story like this demands a singular and unique vision that folds and weaves the layers of what the story is and about. Adaptation behind and through the fourth wall is about the responsibilities a screenplay writer faces when bringing another's work to life. The Orchid Thief, the introspective reflections on a flower enthusiast is incompatible with the bankable format of hollywood movies. The movie does adapt the book but only through the lens of Charlie Kaufman in a semi-autobiographical story about writing the very movie that we watch unfold. Kaufman is a awkward, self loathing, but…
SOMEBODY LET CHARLIE KAUFMAN DO WHATEVER HE WANTS! HE CAN DO NO WRONG.
things took an Unexpected Turn for real
Figured this is how I'm going to make a general comeback towards the Letterboxd community. For those who've written a…
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. An easy way of seeing how…