The managing editor of CinemaEditor magazine, Doreen Alexander Child has, with access to producers, cinematographers, editors, actors, and film crews, written the first in-depth analysis of Charlie Kaufman’s life and writing.
The book is Charlie Kaufman: Confessions of an Original Mind and it and the author will be available at Portrait TODAY, November 13 from 3pm to 5pm.
Part of the Modern Filmmakers series, this exhaustive study of Kaufman’s life and work is organized chronologically to cover his early influences as well as his most-recent ventures. Highlights include explorations ofKaufman’s collaboration with Being John Malkovich director Spike Jonze—who stood him up for their first meeting—and the writer’s conflict with George Clooney (about whom Kaufman says, “I can tell you that George Clooney is my least favorite person”). There are analyses of Human Nature,Adaptation, and the hauntingly beautiful Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which led to an Academy Award. The book also studies Kaufman’s sound plays for Theatre of the New Ear and his directorial debut, Synecdoche, New York.
Doreen Alexander Child will sign your copies and be available for some friendly banter about one of the most interesting artists of our time.
Grab a drink and make an evening of it. It promises to be a lovely time!