First Shot from 'Synecdoche New York' Representative of Whole

February 4, 2008


There are few films I'm anticipating more than Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut Synecdoche New York, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman as a playwright attempting to create a life-size replicate of New York for one of his works. In less capable hands it could turn into a quirky Field of Dreams, but Kaufman's writing resumé (Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind) has shown his rare talent at grounding the absurd in reality, a skill that will likely carry through into his direction, and with PSH in the lead, I mean, come on. It has to be good.

IonCinema agrees with my enthusiasm, and has posted the above first shot from the film. I have no idea what is being examined, but it will probably end up being clever enough to earn a Best Screenplay nomination.

Synecdoche New York Image [Ion Cinema]

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