Charlie Kaufman movies freak me out. I blogged several times about “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” because… well, because of several reasons, including a woman I wanted to forget and remember, just like Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) in the film.
Finally getting her to watch it with me (my fifth viewing, her first, she claimed) and getting her reaction felt like a Kaufman-scripted moment. She just looked at me with a sneer in her voice and said, “That’s it? But… but it’s so obvious.” And that was that.
So watching the trailer for the directorial debut of Kaufman, entitled “Synedoche, New York”… gives me the same eerie/excited feeling.
Can’t wait to see this one.
And in case you’re wondering, a synedoche is a figure of speech in which a part of something stands for the whole thing, like, say, the cast in a play standing in for the entire human race. Uh-huh.
Update: I fixed the links to my previous posts about “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”. Thanks to Lisa!