"Being John Malkovich" Writer Rolls Out New Movie

September 18, 2008

Charlie Kaufman, the genius screenwriter behind Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind has a new movie out -- and this time he's directing, too. Synecdoche, New York is his directorial debut, and it looks like this movie will be no less mind-bendingly funny than his others.

It might help to actually know what synecdoche means, according to Wiktionary (before today, I didn't): A metaphor by which an inclusive term stands for something included, or vice versa; a metaphor in which a part is spoken of as the whole (hand for laborer) or vice-versa (the court for the judge).