Thursday, September 18, 2008
I don't think they're ready for this jelly. Charlie Kaufman, the writer of Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, releases his directorial debut, Synecdoche, New York in a couple of months and the boxfresh trailer has me hyped (and scared, if I'm to be completely honest). The early buzz is mixed and the release of the film could signal Kaufman's emergence as a great director on his own right, or it could spread the idea that the brilliance of his previous scripts were brought about by Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry. Or it could turn out as just "okay", and he'll get another chance to swing for the fences.
Either way, the trailer displays some signature Kaufmanisms: characters yearning to create great work, the search for human connection, receding hairlines, etc. By the look of it, the film is not afraid to explore deep, dark places. I just hope there's a rewarding light at the end of the tunnel.