Two and a Half Hours with Charlie Kaufman

WiReD Magazine has been blogging the process of their profile on screenwriter turned director Charlie Kaufman. Not only is it amazing to see how much work goes into one of these WiReD cover stories (we’re talking about months and months of work for one story) but the interactions with Kaufman are insanely interesting.

I caught Kaufman’s directorial debut, Synecdoche, New York, last week and I’m still not sure what to make of it. It’s either brilliant or a disaster, I’m not sure which. I think I’ll need to watch the film a few more times before I even begin to understand some of the complexities and develop my final opinion.  I also got the the chance to interview the man while in Toronto, and can attest that he is a very nervous and difficult interview (look for that interview in October).

Jason Tanz has posted the audio file for his complete 2 and a half hour interview with Kaufman. If you’re at all interested in the man behind such movies as Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, then you might want to check this out. I was going to post this interview last week, but forgot in the madness of my travel. Thankfully AICN reminded me, or it probably would have been forgotten.

Listen to the Five-Part Interview Here

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