First Look: Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York

February 1, 2008

Synecdoche, New York

We have a plethora of first look photos today, starting with Milk and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and now Synecdoche, New York. This film is the latest writing and debut directorial effort from Charlie Kaufman, who you may know as the brilliant mind who wrote the scripts for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation, and Being John Malkovich. The film just topped's "Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2008" list in the #1 spot, and we give our thanks to them for providing us with the very first photo and the poster from this very intriguing film.

The film centers on an anguished playwright and several women in his life. Philip Seymour Hoffman will play a theater director who ambitiously attempts to put on a play by creating a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse. The film also stars a wonderful assortment of gorgeous women, including Michelle Williams, Samantha Morton, Emily Watson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hope Davis, and Catherine Keener.

synecdoche - n. A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part, the special for the general or the general for the special, as in ten sail for ten ships or a Croesus for a rich man.

Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York is both written and directed by Charlie Kaufman, which will be his directorial debut after writing such screenplays as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Adaptation, and Being John Malkovich. Paramount Vantage currently has the release date set for March 21st, but expect that to likely change to a later date in the year.

Synecdoche, New York Poster

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1 Comment


I'm definitely looking forward to this movie; I loved Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Being John Malkovich. I hope they set back the release date though, this movie deserves to be promoted properly, which so far that haven't really done at all.

Melinda Seckington on Feb 1, 2008

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