An introduction to Synecdoche, New York
The introduction to the script for Synecdoche, New York is a little masterpiece in its own genre.
The scriptwriter, and now director, Charlie Kaufman really doesn't want to write an introduction to the script for Synecdoche, New York. He doesn't even want to publish it. Who would want to read it? And there's no money in it for him.
And who is this annoying Keith at the publishing house, who pesters him with emails? Charlie's answers him with just this question - who are you? The answer arrives and Kaufman softens up. "Wow. Keith's letter did way more than I anticipated. Now I love Keith."
The book ends with a Q&A on Kaufman's directorial debut, which premiers in Sweden february next year.
Published 10 December 2008