I'm just a little person
One person in a sea
of many little people
Who are not aware of me
Synecdoche, New York
Starting with Caden (Philip Seymour Hoffman) waking up, then ending in a dream like state, Synecdoche, New York moves so brilliantly through it's vast rich thematic substance, it's a challenge to understand whether you're witnessing a movie or something distinctly similar to Caden's true masterwork.
Exposing the wall between the fiction's fiction and reality, brain-ache is a common symptom of Kaufman's filmography, as they constantly question themselves as film, this is Kaufman's uttermost bedevilling movie yet.…
"Everything is more complicated than you think. You only see a tenth of what is true. There are a million little strings attached to every choice you make; you can destroy your life every time you choose. But maybe you won't know for twenty years. And you may never ever trace it to its source. And you only get one chance to play it out. Just try and figure out your own divorce. And they say there is no fate,…
Un film vraiment très spécial, très particulier, assez unique dans son genre. Ma note est d'autant plus à mettre "entre guillemets" que c'est typiquement le type de film que certains adoreront alors que d'autres le détesteront sans doute.
Pour ma part... j'avoue avoir du mal à analyser ce film, et une seconde vision me sera nécessaire dans quelques temps.
Je vais quand même essayer de le décrire pour des gens qui s'intérrogeraient sur ce film :
On suit une partie…
It's too late and I'm too tired and too fucking young to say anything meaningful (what is, really?) about this film but all I know is that it's fucking genius and melancholic and beautiful. My favorite Kaufman? Maybe, though that's an oxymoronic statement if there ever was one.
It's about life. It's about death. It's about EVERYTHING, just like Caden's play is. Kaufman is Caden. This is his life, death, imagination, everything. God, there's so much to unpack here and…
Wow and whoa. Does not care for your perception of time or reality. Exists to be known. Vulnerable yet inaccessible if you don't try.
This is a film about everything. It's strange to me that people criticize it for that.
There is a kind of Herzogian* scope to it, although instead of focusing on man being devoured by nature, "Synecdoche" shows us a man devoured by his mind, which is as big and dangerous as any of Herzog's jungles. Caden is consumed by his psychosis (and to a lesser extent, his sycosis).
I love the messy forward drive of this movie. There are many…
Another truly outstanding performance by P.S.H., but I must say it still doesn't come close to his role as William Fillmore Toffman, famous theatre director (best known for his works True East and Jimmy Hopped the C Train) from S13E5 of the acclaimed children's animated TV series Arthur (1996-present).
Holy shit! What a film this was! It's one of those films that leaves you with so much to think about after it's finished.
I don't think I fully understand everything the film was showing, but from what I gathered it's mostly about how time passes and the concept of death. Sounds incredibly pretentious, but it's really interesting and masterfully done.
Fantastic performances all round, with Philip Seymour Hoffman giving a particularly amazing one. The direction is very inspired and…
No começo, me acostumar com a bagunça mental que aparentava ser Synecdoche, New York foi uma tarefa bem complicada de organizar. Todo essa confusão passou quando percebi que o filme não era uma bagunça, ou pelo menos tinha como intenção ser visto como uma bagunça. A direção, cinematografia e a atuação absurdamente fantástica de Phillip Seymour Hoffman possuem o intuito de não necessariamente te passar uma mensagem, ou contar uma história. O filme te convida a sair da idéia dele…