Charlie Kaufman's mind is at it again. The writer behind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is set to direct his first feature film, Synecdoches, New York, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, and now the film's website is following in its creative footsteps. View the Synecdoches, New York website here. Sony Pictures released this statement ...
The website for writer Charlie Kaufman’s directorial debut “SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK,” was designed and programmed by 1 Trick Pony, in coordination with Sony Pictures Classics and the filmmakers. Its’ design utilizes a variety of film stills and imagery to convey the movie's tone which helps illustrate the overlapping of the actors’ roles in the film. Those entering the site can view full profiles of the main Cast and Crew, as well as 'Synopsis,' ‘Trailer’ and 'Reviews & Links' sections. These sections include cartoon/animations developed by Corduroy Road Productions (who also produced the animation seen in the film). The site has been programmed in 'Flash' to allow for the variety of subtle animation techniques and also uses selections from Jon Brion's unique film score as background audio.
Sony Picture Classics will release SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK on October 24th in select cities and nationally throughout November.
From Charlie Kaufman, comes a visual and philosophic adventure, “SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK”. As he did with his groundbreaking scripts for "Being John Malkovich", "Adaptation", and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", Kaufman twists and subverts form and language as he delves into the mind of a man who, obsessed with his own mortality, sets out to construct a massive artistic enterprise that could give some meaning to his life.
Theater director Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is mounting a new play. His life catering to suburban blue-hairs at the local regional theater in Schenectady, New York is looking bleak. His wife Adele (Catherine Keener) has left him to pursue her painting in Berlin, taking their young daughter Olive with her. His therapist, Madeleine Gravis (Hope Davis), is better at plugging her best-seller than she is at counseling him. A new relationship with the alluringly candid Hazel (Samantha Morton) has prematurely run aground. And a mysterious condition is systematically shutting down each of his autonomic functions, one by one. Worried about the transience of his life, he leaves his home behind. He gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in New York City, hoping to create a work of brutal honesty. He directs them in a celebration of the mundane, instructing each to live out their constructed lives in a growing mockup of the city outside. The years rapidly fold into each other, and Caden buries himself deeper into his masterpiece, but the textured tangle of real and theatrical relationships blurs the line between the world of the play and that of Caden's own deteriorating reality.
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment presents A Likely Story/Projective Testing Service/Russia, Inc. production “SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK.” Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener, Emily Watson, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hope Davis and Tom Noonan. The Executive Producers on the film are William Horberg, Bruce Toll, Ray Angelic. Produced by Anthony Bregman, Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze the film was written and directed by Charlie Kaufman.