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  1. Being John Malkovich - Wikipedia › wiki › Being_John_Malkovich

    Being John Malkovich is a 1999 American fantasy comedy film directed by Spike Jonze and written by Charlie Kaufman, both making their feature film debut. The film stars John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, and Catherine Keener, with John Malkovich as a satirical version of himself. Cusack plays a puppeteer who finds a portal that leads into Malkovich's mind. Released by USA Films, the film was nominated in three categories at the 72nd Academy Awards: Best Director for Jonze, Best Original Screenplay for K

  2. Being John Malkovich (1999) - Plot Summary - IMDb › title › tt0120601

    Summaries. A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich. — Kenneth Chisholm. Puppeteer Craig Schwartz and animal lover and pet store clerk Lotte Schwartz are just going through the motions of their marriage. Despite not being able to earn a living solely through puppeteering, Craig loves his profession as it allows him to inhabit the skin of others.

  3. Being John Malkovich Summary | GradeSaver › being-john-malkovich › study

    Written by Chanan Anong Suthumpun and other people who wish to remain anonymous Spike Jonze ’s film Being John Malkovich, written by Charlie Kaufman, starts off like many movies we’ve seen: an unfulfilled man, unhappy about his failing career and marriage looks to another woman for fulfillment...then it takes a bizarre turn.

  4. Sep 11, 2020 · Being John Malkovich is ultimately about a truly strange love triangle formed between Craig, Lotte, and Maxine, and as strange as their relationship is from the get-go – with Craig being married to...

  5. May 21, 2020 · Perhaps Malkovich’s best-known film is Being John Malkovich – the brilliant absurdist comedy in which a puppeteer discovers a portal into the actor’s head and then flogs tickets for it to the...

  6. Being John Malkovich Study Guide: Analysis | GradeSaver › being-john-malkovich › study

    Written by people who wish to remain anonymous Being John Malkovich is about seeing the world through the eyes of another human being. The concept initially seems quite exciting, but the reality of Spike Jonze ’s film and Charlie Kaufman’s screenplay is this: living your life through the eyes of someone else brings out the worst in us.

  7. 16 Heady Facts About 'Being John Malkovich' | Mental Floss › article › 73037
    • CHARLIE KAUFMAN COMBINED TWO IDEAS TO WRITE THE SCRIPT. Kaufman wrote the script in 1994, after his time writing for Chris Elliott’s Fox sitcom Get a Life.
    • KAUFMAN SAYS JOHN MALKOVICH WAS THE ONLY CHOICE TO PLAY THE TITLE ACTOR. “That’s what I thought was funny,” Kaufman told Vulture. “It wouldn’t have worked, in my mind, with anyone else.”
    • FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA HELPED GET THE SCRIPT TO MALKOVICH. Francis Ford Coppola—who is Jonze’s former father-in-law (Jonze and Sofia Coppola were married from 1999 to 2003)—called Malkovich on Jonze’s behalf.
    • NEW LINE CINEMA WANTED A DIFFERENT ACTOR. The studio dropped the project the day after chairman Robert Shaye asked the producers of the film—which included R.E.M.
  8. Being John Malkovich movie review (1999) | Roger Ebert › reviews › being-john-malkovich-1999

    What an endlessly inventive movie this is! Charlie Kaufman, the writer of "Being John Malkovich," supplies a stream of dazzling inventions, twists and wicked paradoxes. And the director, Spike Jonze, doesn't pounce on each one like fresh prey, but unveils it slyly, as if there's more where that came from. Rare is the movie where the last half hour surprises you just as much as the first, and ...

  9. The Original Ending Of Being John Malkovich Was Much, Much ... › the-original-ending-of-being

    No one would accuse director Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman's Being John Malkovich of not being a weird film, but the ending of Kaufman's original script was off-the-wall bizarre....

  10. Oct 03, 2011 · I wrote Being John Malkovich while I was waiting for [the next sitcom] hiring season. My idea was that I would write a script and use it to get work. ... As an experiment, write a non-story. It ...