January 31, 2004

being john malkovich

being john malkovichbeing john malkovich
dir. by spike jonze

When I saw this film in the theatre, I went in knowing of Spike Jonze the music video director, and thought this would be an interesting way to spend an afternoon. I left the theatre completely awestruck at what I had just witnessed.

From the opening shot of the marionettes to the underwater sequence in the closing credits, I was enraptured. I still cannot put into words exactly what I liked about this film. Everything. It was my introduction to the phenomenally offbeat and refreshing work of Charlie Kaufman - a writer who seems to have found his niche in this business as just that - offbeat and refreshing. I am so looking forward to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I was, strangely, a bit letdown by his follow-ups, Human Nature and Adaptation (perhaps I just need to watch them a second time), but from what I've heard, Eternal Sunshine is gonna be awesome.
posted by julie at January 31, 2004 10:19 PM


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