Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York ★★★★★

"I will be dying and so will you, and so will everyone here. That's what I want to explore. We're all hurtling towards death, yet here we are for the moment, alive. Each of us knowing we're going to die, each of us secretly believing we won't"

Lately i've been inadvertently rewatching films that really resonate with me at this point in my life. 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' reflected my recently deteriorated relationship, 'Boyhood' in many ways reflected my life up until this point, 'Adaptation.' really solidified what love, passion and self reflections mean to me, and 'Synecdoche, New York' reflected my creative ambitions as well as my creative rut. The common factor in three of those four works is Charlie Kaufman and this is a testament to the human touch that Kaufman has a screenwriter.

Even in the surreal world that he has crafted with 'Synecdoche, New York' it's truly one of the most humane films i've ever seen. Kaufman is able to craft a delicate mosaic of creative ambitions, love found and lost, loneliness and acceptance that flows with inconsistencies, confusion, loose ends, beauty and reflection, much like life itself.

There really isn't much I myself can say about this film at this point because even after multiple viewings I've still yet to truly get to the bottom of the endlessly beautiful beast that is 'Synecdoche, New York' and to be honest, I'm in no rush to do so, I love how the film feels to me at this moment with all its mysteries, intrigue and endless wonder.

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