All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Charlie Kaufman writes the way he lives... With Great Difficulty. His Twin Brother Donald Lives the way he writes... with foolish abandon. Susan writes about life... But can't live it. John's life is a book... Waiting to be adapted. One story... Four Live
A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
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…
I prefer my Nicholas Cage unpredictable, wild eyed and bat shit crazy! A film about a neurotic, wimpy, self loathing Cage is not the type of film I would personally seek out! So take my review with a grain of salt knowing in advance it's just not my bag!
For me the film shined once Cage asked his twin brother for help!
The majority of folks seem to enjoy this film so it is something you may wish to check out for yourself!
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,…
Once again Jonez takes a high concept narrative and gives it life. The outcome is more successful than some of his other films before and after. I liked not only that things were flipped on their heads but how. Overall a solid piece.
The 2002 Dramedy Adaptation Is something that I was very Intrigued by since I have not seen any other Spike Jonze film before I thought I would start with this one since the plot seemed really cool and just the concept of it all really Intrigued me so I watched and after watching It I have to say I loved this movie for most of It. 1st of all Its very different from your typical movie and very relatable for anyone who ever got writers block. The acting here Is great and everyone did a great job In there roles.Cage gives the best performance of his career and everyone else Is serviceable The directing Is awesome considering the director made…
"Look, I'll tell you a story, all right? I once feel deeply, you know, profoundly in love with tropical fish. Had 60 goddamn fish tanks in my house. I skin dived to find just the right ones. Anisotremus virginicus, Holdacanthus ciliaris, Chaetodon capistratus. You name it. Then one day I say, "fuck fish". I renounce fish. I vow never to set foot in that ocean again. That's how much "fuck fish". That was 17 years ago and I have never stuck so much as a toe in that ocean. And I love the ocean."
Watched this for the first time a couple weeks ago and loved it even more the second time around. It's just such a weird, quirky movie.
La narrativa del cine vs la vida. Kaufman de nuevo enseñándome tecla a tecla hasta dónde mi mente e "inspiración" no son capaces de llegar. Con sus altibajos, pero interesante (y deprimente) a más no poder.
Head-spinningly scene-chewingly Cage-cacophony-ingly great!
Brilliantly written script that deserves more on the screen.
There's no denying how original and clever this film was. Spike Jonze's smart, layered meta-drama compels with a offbeat writing from Charlie Kaufman, and solid performances from its cast. The film follows a struggling screenwriter who needs to come up with a screenplay adapted from some orchid-shit novel. The result is a loopy, and somewhat heartfelt drama of human condition.
I watched this film after a long day at work, and somehow I found myself unsatisfied at some points. Clearly, it's a clever display of screenwriting. The first/second act are smooth as silk, but then here comes the silly third act. For others it worked well, but for me, it strike as a slight contrivance which affected how I rated…
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…