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Synecdoche, New York trailer online

PhilipSeymourHoffman.jpgThe trailer for Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York is online, and I'm still scratching my head wondering if it's even worth watching. Take out the stars and the couple of effects shots and this would be a lose collection of shots that you'd be hard pressed to think belonged together.

The film stars a huge cast too, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener, Emily Watson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and so on.

You'll remember that Charlie Kaufman brought us Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Being John Malkovich which also featured somewhat confusing trailers, but I'm not sure that they were this confusing and disjointed were they?

Synecdoche, New York follows a theatre director who is struggling with his work and life, particularly with all the different women in his life. At the same time, as a seeming life crisis hits him, he tries to create a life size replica of New York in a huge warehouse as apart of a play.

Did you get that from the trailer? Well there is a fantastic line in the trailer where he says:

“There are millions of people in the world...and none of those are extras...they're all leads in their own little stories”

I love that line. I wonder if it just won me over.



I've seen it and I have to say that it's a bit of a trial. You are engaged with what he's going through and you kind of know what's happening to him, but you really want it to be over quickly!


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