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MacGuffin

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on: April 06, 2009, 08:09:04 PM


Best Screenplay: SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK (Charlie Kaufman)

THE NOMINEES

The Dark Knight
Milk
Synecdoche, New York
Wall•E
The Wrestler
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Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 12:54:15 AM
Nah. I did not even see this and I doubt its the best script of the year, even though Kaufman wrote it.


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Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009, 02:22:09 AM
why? you're obviously not qualified to have that opinion. even though you're right.


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Reply #3 on: April 07, 2009, 02:55:10 AM
why? you're obviously not qualified to have that opinion. even though you're right.

True, if I haven't seen it I cannot say. I just haven't heard anybody else I know say that it was the best or anything close. His other scripts have been great so I have to give him the benefit of the doubt.


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Reply #4 on: April 07, 2009, 07:37:28 AM
I was hoping that Milk would take this one. It does have a very, very good script. Haven't seen Synecdoche. I guess if y'all think it's that good I'll have to check it out. Eventually.
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Reply #5 on: April 07, 2009, 03:09:17 PM
I think its totally deserving maybe just for the fact that I don't feel like a screenplay like this has ever been written and produced before? Its so complex and the film really struck a chord with me after the second viewing. I'd recommend everyone see this if you haven't yet.

There was nothing original about the Milk script. It felt kinda hackneyed almost.
The Dark Knight had a whack third act.
The Wrestler had an easy-way-out ending.
Wall-E....maybe.
but synecdoche, ny, while its not perfect either, is a fascinating trip into a world that's governed by charlie kaufman's dream logic. Not just visually either (via Gondry, Jonze direction) but its totally there in the writing. I'm glad this won.
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