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Charlie Kaufman

Jason Wood

in Last Words: Considering Contemporary Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171977
eISBN:
9780231850698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with Charlie Kaufman, whose scripts include Being John Malkovich (1999) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). His directorial debut Synecdoche, New York ... More


‘An endless succession of mirrors’: Irony, Ambiguity and the Crisis of Authenticity in Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York

Michelle Devereaux

in The Stillness of Solitude: Romanticism and Contemporary American Independent Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474446044
eISBN:
9781474476652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474446044.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York creates a metatextual relationship between director and protagonist through its use of Romantic irony. The film directly addresses ... More


Beijing in Detroit

Reinhold Martin

in The Urban Apparatus: Mediapolitics and the City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781517901189
eISBN:
9781452955391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901189.003.0010
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The ninth essay studies “Detroit” as synecdoche: deindustrialization, Chinese capitalism, “creative destruction,” and “emergency management” as investment strategy.


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