Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York ★★★★★

Film #7 from Matt Jamieson's list

After my first viewing of Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York I understand that it's a masterpiece; it is an exhaustive journey with Philip Seymour Hoffman undeniably at his very best. However my thoughts on the film are not entirely coherent; my first thought - a reflection of Caden and Adele's art as being paradoxical opposites - at the beginning being closer together and eventually expanding further and further away from each other.

But even then, that's too simplistic for me to accept. I wondered and imagined if there were any real concious influences - perhaps a psychologist or a philosopher but it's hard to pinpoint without researching in detail. Or at least a few more watches.

Which will be my pleasure - the film is like watching yourself live your life, an out of body experience in which you are not in control of your own life and as hard to follow as this film, I honestly feel a personal attachment to this idea.

Admittedly I wasn't going to review this film, as I feel my level of intelligence wouldn't match the ambitions of the film nor the complex thematic explorations; but I've written it anyway. It's not worthy of the film itself, but cut my dick off and call it a cunt - I think I love this film.

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