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Being John Malkovich: The Shooting Script

Being John Malkovich: The Shooting Script
Your Price: $24.99 CDN
Author: Charlie Kaufman
Publisher: Newmarket Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 128
Pub. Date: 2011
ISBN-10: 155704936X
ISBN-13: 9781557049360
About the Screenplay:

Ever wanted to be someone else? Well, now you can explore this fantasy in Charlie Kaufman's screenplay for the hit comedy Being John Malkovich.

Being John Malkovich is a screenplay by Charlie Kaufman. The Oscar-nominated classic from 1999, starring John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, and the inimitable John Malkovich, and directed by Spike Jonze.

Craig Schwartz (John Cusack), a gifted street-puppeteer, finds that New York City has little use for his special talents. Worse, his ten-year marriage to Lotte (Cameron Diaz), a workaholic pet-store employee, has turned stale. Then Craig lands a job as a filing clerk in an office building, and one night, rummaging behind a filing cabinet, he comes upon a hidden passageway that leads straight into the mind of John Malkovich! The hapless Malkovich is not consulted, and quickly finds his body becoming a battleground as feuding lovers, not to mention paying customers, start taking turns to see the world through his eyes.

Being John Malkovich includes a hilarious, angst-ridden introduction by Charlie Kaufman and a facsimile of the complete shooting script.

What people say:

"This smart, fanciful and brilliantly staged comedy takes a truly one-of-a-kind premise and makes it, of all things, a weirdly profound meditation on consciousness, identity, fame, gender, and reality." — Baltimore Sun

"A terrific original screenplay by Charlie Kaufman...intriguingly prophetic, irresistible, nimble, and very funny." — The New York Times

About the Screenwriter:

Charlie Kaufman is an American screenwriter, producer, and director. Initially coming from a background in theater and film, he went practically overnight from being just another former television writer trying to break into features to one the industry's hottest talents, all thanks to one film: Being John Malkovich. His works include Human Nature, Adaptation (PEN Screenplay Winner), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Oscar-winner for Best Original Screenplay) and Synecdoche, New York (which marked his directorial debut).

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