Synecdoche, New York

edited September 2009 in Visual
Synecdoche, New York was one of the greatest movies I have ever seen. Its not only writen by Charlie Kaufman (the same writer of being John Malcovitch, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Adaptation), but directed by him too. Please see this movie in a good setting at a time when you can take it in, with an audience that wont take away from it, and it will be a truly great experience. I would not mention this movie if I felt thats its merits were not on the same levels as AC's.

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  • I hardly ever go to the theaters, so I'll just have to wait until it gets released on DVD or something. I did like the other movies he's done that you listed, so this is enticing to me, but I'll just wait, since I've only seen the others on my TV anyways.
  • i finally saw this sucker a couple gweeks black... oh MAN! ... i wondered why people often said so little about it but as it went on and on i realized more and more that jeez what WILL i say about THIS!... this beast! ... i don't think it had quite the connection i had with sunshine or adapt... and wasn't off the wall wacky like malko (i mean it was but in less obvious ways... that's one of my big things... i saw many saying this was depressing or lacking in humour but i felt plenty of fun/funny moments? ... come on!) though it's weird... i always want stuff to be more weird surreal... yet when this one started getting more like that i found myself wanting to go back to when it was semi-normal and i could relate to the hoffmang (COUGH! MAN!) chair actor... and i didn't dig the burning house THING... hopefully over time i'll talk more about this movie (not sure if i'll ever see it again... sometimes i like leaving stuff to memory and mystery! ... i always kinda regretted seeing certain flims again... losing their punch... like memento, donnie darko, PRIMER, hell even saw & cabin fever!) uh!
  • I saw this a while back too, I honestly didn't really get it [i]but[/i] then I did I guess. It was hard to follow since I didn't know what was real and what wasn't, although I guess it was all real. It seemed really surreal, which was the thing that kept confusing me. I wasn't sure of what I was looking at. It was a play inside a movie that went into a spiral of confusion. The train of thought seemed to be all over the place, and the fact that he didn't seem like he was aging until later on was also trippy, although I'm not sure if that was something that was real or that I just though I noticed. I think the idea of the burning house was interesting, but I honestly don't know how it would have stood there for so long.
  • yeah i mean the director himself said it wasn't a dream of any sort but followed dream-like structure and (un)rules... the aging and passing of time really threw me off... also while i still know there was plenty of "fun" things... i do more feel looking back months later that it was quite depressing the way he spent so much of his life obsessing over his own life and analyzing things and regretting... to the point where it destroyed his life in a way... and kept him from being happy... man i can relate to that a LOT! still not sure if i want to see it a 2nd time! i wanna leave the magik!
  • It [i]was[/i] a depressing story <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/razz.gif" alt=":P" title="razz" /><!-- s:P --> He lost his daughter and wife, he was always obsessed with his work I believe, so it's the reason she left him. Then of course he was a complete hypochondriac and suffered from a lot of problems physically as well as mentally. Then his relationships became meaningless, because he never payed much attention to his life. I think he felt that the only way to get his life back was to make a play about it. But of course the play became his life and then it was mixed with tragedy. I really liked the small portraits that his wife would do, I thought those were really intriguing. [b]Woah[/b], I just realized that while he was building something on a macro scale, she worked on a micro canvass. It's like the layers of their lives. I wouldn't mind seeing it a second time, if I could see in high def or something since DVDs don't look all that great on HDTV <!-- so_O --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/eh.gif" alt="o_O" title="eh" /><!-- so_O -->
  • [quote="G.O. [!]"]yeah i mean the director himself said it wasn't a dream of any sort but followed dream-like structure and (un)rules... the aging and passing of time really threw me off... also while i still know there was plenty of "fun" things... i do more feel looking back months later that it was quite depressing the way he spent so much of his life obsessing over his own life and analyzing things and regretting... to the point where it destroyed his life in a way... and kept him from being happy... man i can relate to that a LOT! still not sure if i want to see it a 2nd time! i wanna leave the magik![/quote] I don't think it is so depressing, more dark, the whole idea is to give you something to wrap your mind around. Kaufman did a good job, the dream structure is meant to throw you for a few loops, part of the experience.
  • everyone should see this! i don't have the guts to watch it a 2nd time! CUZ I WOULDN'T WANNA RUIN THE MAGIK!
  • This thread has me somewhat interested.
  • don't do it! don't get taken! don't let them touch you!
  • don't become... ME!
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