History Film / SynecdocheNewYork

20th Sep '17 5:40:00 PM MackWylde
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Much like his other directorial film, Anomalisa, there are elements of both.
12th Sep '17 2:12:53 PM benda
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** When discussing his version of ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'' he explains his reasons for casting young actors as old people. By the end of the film the cast have aged about 30 years. And we're shown the final scene of the play, which ends with death.

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** When discussing his version of ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'' he explains his reasons for casting young actors as old people. By the end of the film the cast have aged about 30 years. And we're shown the [[spoiler:the final scene of the play, which ends with death.death]].
12th Sep '17 2:09:14 PM benda
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* RuleOfSymbolism: All over the place.

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* RuleOfSymbolism: All over the place. Hazel's burning house probably takes the cake.
12th Sep '17 2:07:55 PM benda
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* NoEnding: Caden's grand opus [[spoiler: and his life doesn't so much end as stop]].

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* NoEnding: Caden's grand opus [[spoiler: and his life doesn't so much end as stop]]. [[MindScrew Maybe.]]
12th Sep '17 2:04:21 PM benda
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* MetaFiction: The plot unfolds both as itself and as a play of itself, [[MindScrew as well as itself as a play nd a play of a play of itself]].

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* MetaFiction: The plot unfolds both as itself and as a play of itself, [[MindScrew as well as itself as a play nd and a play of a play of itself]].
12th Sep '17 2:04:04 PM benda
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* MetaFiction: The plot unfolds both as itself and as a play of itself.

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* MetaFiction: The plot unfolds both as itself and as a play of itself.itself, [[MindScrew as well as itself as a play nd a play of a play of itself]].
12th Sep '17 2:02:30 PM benda
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** When discussing his version of ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'' he explains his reasons for casting young actors as old people. By the end of the film the cast have aged about 30 years.

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** When discussing his version of ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'' he explains his reasons for casting young actors as old people. By the end of the film the cast have aged about 30 years. And we're shown the final scene of the play, which ends with death.
12th Sep '17 1:49:53 PM benda
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* GainaxEnding: "Die."
5th Mar '17 12:21:58 PM JamesAustin
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->"Is everything okay?"\\
"Everything is everything."

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->"Is ->''"Is everything okay?"\\
"Everything is everything."
"''



The film admittedly received [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing reviews]], but Creator/RogerEbert notably called it ''[[http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2009/12/the_best_films_of_the_decade.html "the best film of the 2000s"]].''
10th Feb '17 3:45:12 AM mitcher
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''Synecdoche, New York'' is a 2008 movie and directorial debut of Creator/CharlieKaufman, starring Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman as [[MeaningfulName Caden]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotard_delusion Cotard]], a struggling theatre director trying to remain optimistic and creative in spite of his marriage collapsing and [[StrawNihilist finding his life is ultimately meaningless]]. Following his successful young-cast production of ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'', Cotard receives a "genius grant" that gives him a nigh unlimited budget, which he decides to use on a production that accurately depicts life. Cotard then tries to perfect his artistic vision over the space of several decades, all the while struggling to maintain a relationship with numerous women and come to terms with his mortality.

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''Synecdoche, New York'' is a 2008 movie and directorial debut of Creator/CharlieKaufman, starring Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman as [[MeaningfulName Caden]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotard_delusion Cotard]], a struggling theatre director trying to remain optimistic and creative in spite of his marriage collapsing and [[StrawNihilist finding his life is ultimately meaningless]]. Following his successful young-cast [[AgeLift young-cast]] production of ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'', Cotard receives a "genius grant" that gives him a nigh unlimited budget, which he decides to use on a production that accurately depicts life. Cotard then tries to perfect his artistic vision over the space of several decades, all the while struggling to maintain a relationship with numerous women and come to terms with his mortality.
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