recently enough i rewatched Synechdoche, New York and typed about that
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fundamentally speaking the viewer is asked to become tired of the movie, for the movie to be like the person.
which feeling of being trapped is a theme in the movie.
and simply, Caden isn't a wonderful person at all. he's oppressively egotistical
Caden is obsessed with thinking about himself within this world. he doesn't like how things look and can't make them right, though we see him try.
i cannot believe Kaufman is promoting this life or perspective, because i do think there is another life one can choose to live over the miserable.
what is there to find in one's misery?
if he's not promoting it, he sure feels stuck on it. so either kaufman is bound to, 1 become an elderly depressive 2 became a person who conquers depression 3 commit suicide. based on art history, number three seems most likely, number two is my personal hope, so to me number one is still better than number three.
this has certain shared qualities with Rachel Sugar's line on Baskets, which was quoted by wilder
One thing the show gets painfully right: the more sickening side effects of self-centered struggle.
a difference is Kaufman's recent characters have professional success, the world can sometimes see them as they see themselves, and the "paralyzing narcissism" is related to overall existential disillusionment. but to me it very much sounds like the same type of person from different perspectives.
it's difficult to describe the problem of one's worries being disproportionate to one's life. the topic's path is rocky by its nature. the topic's path is common, i think, which seems verifiable by Kaufman writing these and people going to see them.spoilers
i fell asleep during the movie. i'm not sure for how long i slept, but i suspect it started when or directly after they were having breakfast together, and i think i awoke while a letter was being read while she was in the car w/friend, he was in his house, then the credits were rolling (is that how it ended?). i read the wikipedia synopsis, bummed i missed his presentation. was what happened an intensification of his earlier-mentioned problems? sounds like it. please let me know if there's a part in there that's operational toward a cohesive perspective on this movie, thanks.