Frequently cynical screenwriter Charlie Kaufman has just taken on a new assignment. That is, to adapt writer Susan Orlean’s “The Orchid Thief” into a screenplay, all of it based on the life of the eccentric John Laroche, an exotic plant collector based out of Florida. While his easygoing twin brother Donald, is writing scripts with ease, Charlie finds himself on a perpetual struggle that never seems to end. –IMDb
Spike Jonze is regarded as one of the most famous directors of commercials and music videos. He was nominated for the Academy Award in the category of producer and director in television and film. Jonze is well known for his contribution in the movies entitled “Adaptation” released in 2002 and “Being John Malkovich” a 1999 release. Jonze is also the co-producer of the popular program “Jackass” aired through the MTV television network.
Spike Jonze was born Adam Spiegel in Rockville, Maryland on the 22nd October 1969 and brought up in Bethesda, Maryland. Jonze was the eldest son of Arthur Spiegel III and Sandy Granzow. Spike Jonze has a brother named Sam. Arthur Spiegel III was a respected Management Consultant with a decent client list including many big and small corporations; Spike Jonze’s mother was a famous writer, artist and communications consultant. His brother Sam currently is a DJ and producer. Jonze started his education at the Walt Whitman School.
In the late… read more
Spike Jonze and Wes Anderson, born just months apart in 1969, have both adapted classic children's books this year. Anderson, who often frames
While the New York Film Festival runs on through the weekend, a slew of other festivals around the world are suddenly kicking into gear
Adaptation begins on the set of Being John Malkovich and shot through a hand-held camera. Then there is a shot of chronicling the evolution of the spot that would one day be Hollywood, California some… read review
Many a film has depicted the writer’s journey, but never has one totally indulged in it. Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman reinvents surreality by involving reality. Rather than painstakingly adapting an… read review
(Originally written August 1, 2008)
Because this movie is technically about the making of Adaptation., I figure it was appropriate for me to discuss the writing of this review.
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