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The Resource Synecdoche, New York, Sony Pictures Classics ; Sidney Kimmel Entertainment presents ; a Likely Story / Projective Testing Service / Russia, Inc. production ; executive producers, William Horberg, Bruce Toll, Ray Angelic ; produced by Anthony Bregman, Charlie Kaufman, Spike Jonze, Sidney Kimmel ; written and by directed by Charlie Kaufman, (videorecording)

Synecdoche, New York, Sony Pictures Classics ; Sidney Kimmel Entertainment presents ; a Likely Story / Projective Testing Service / Russia, Inc. production ; executive producers, William Horberg, Bruce Toll, Ray Angelic ; produced by Anthony Bregman, Charlie Kaufman, Spike Jonze, Sidney Kimmel ; written and by directed by Charlie Kaufman, (videorecording)

Label
Synecdoche, New York
Title
Synecdoche, New York
Statement of responsibility
Sony Pictures Classics ; Sidney Kimmel Entertainment presents ; a Likely Story / Projective Testing Service / Russia, Inc. production ; executive producers, William Horberg, Bruce Toll, Ray Angelic ; produced by Anthony Bregman, Charlie Kaufman, Spike Jonze, Sidney Kimmel ; written and by directed by Charlie Kaufman
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Theater director Caden Cotard is mounting a new play. Determined to create a piece of brutal realism and honesty, he gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in Manhattan's theater district. He instructs each to live out their constructed lives in a small mock up of the city outside. As the city inside the warehouse grows, Caden's own life veers wildly off track. His daughter Olive is growing up under questionable guidance. He's helplessly driving his marriage to actress Claire into the ground. His daughter Ariel is mentally handicapped. He steadily blurs the line between the world of the play and that of his own deteriorating reality. As he pushes the limits of his relationships, both personally and professionally, a change in creative direction arrives in Millicent Weems, a celebrated theater actress who may offer Caden the break he needs
Awards note
Winner, 2009 Independent Spirit Awards for Best First Feature--Charlie Kaufman [director/producer], Anthony Bregman, Spike Jonze, and Sidney Kimmel [producers]; Robert Altman Award--Charlie Kaufman [director], Jeanne McCarthy [casting director], Hope Davis, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Catherine Keener, Samantha Morton, Tom Noonan, Emily Watson, Dianne Wiest, Michelle Williams [cast]
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Frederick Elmes ; production designer, Mark Friedberg ; editor, Robert Frazen ; costume designer, Melissa Toth ; visual effects supervisor, Mark Russell ; music by Jon Brion
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.S964 2009
PerformerNote
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener, Emily Watson, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hope Davis, Tom Noonan
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1958-
  • 1967-2014
  • 1980-
  • 1967-
  • 1962-
  • 1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Horberg, William
  • Toll, Bruce
  • Angelic, Ray
  • Bregman, Anthony
  • Kaufman, Charlie
  • Jonze, Spike
  • Kimmel, Sidney
  • Hoffman, Philip Seymour
  • Morton, Samantha
  • Williams, Michelle
  • Keener, Catherine
  • Watson, Emily
  • Wiest, Dianne
  • Leigh, Jennifer Jason
  • Davis, Hope
  • Noonan, Tom
  • Brion, Jon
  • Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
  • Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (Firm)
  • Likely Story (Firm)
  • Projective Testing Service (Firm)
  • Russia, Inc. (Firm)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
124
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  • Theatrical producers and directors
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Actresses
  • Warehouses
  • Fathers and daughters
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Actresses
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Theatrical producers and directors
  • Warehouses
  • New York (State)
  • Fathers and daughters
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Synecdoche, New York, Sony Pictures Classics ; Sidney Kimmel Entertainment presents ; a Likely Story / Projective Testing Service / Russia, Inc. production ; executive producers, William Horberg, Bruce Toll, Ray Angelic ; produced by Anthony Bregman, Charlie Kaufman, Spike Jonze, Sidney Kimmel ; written and by directed by Charlie Kaufman, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008
  • Special features: Featurettes: In and around Synecdoche, New York (19 min.); The story of Caden Cotard (12 min.); Infectious diseases in cattle: bloggers' roundtable (37 min.); Screen animations (5 min.); NFTS/Script factory masterclass with Charlie Kaufman (28 min.); Trailer (3 min.); Previews (6 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Special features include: In and around Synecdoche, New York ; The story of Caden Cotard : in conversation with Philip Seymour Hoffman ; Infectious diseases in cattle : bloggers' roundtable ; Screen animations ; NFTS/Script factory masterclass with Charlie Kaufman
Control code
281781142
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 124 min.)
Isbn
9781435948907
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 043396289963
  • 043396289987
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 28996
  • 28998
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)281781142
System details
DVD ; Region 1 ; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround ; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Synecdoche, New York, Sony Pictures Classics ; Sidney Kimmel Entertainment presents ; a Likely Story / Projective Testing Service / Russia, Inc. production ; executive producers, William Horberg, Bruce Toll, Ray Angelic ; produced by Anthony Bregman, Charlie Kaufman, Spike Jonze, Sidney Kimmel ; written and by directed by Charlie Kaufman, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008
  • Special features: Featurettes: In and around Synecdoche, New York (19 min.); The story of Caden Cotard (12 min.); Infectious diseases in cattle: bloggers' roundtable (37 min.); Screen animations (5 min.); NFTS/Script factory masterclass with Charlie Kaufman (28 min.); Trailer (3 min.); Previews (6 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Special features include: In and around Synecdoche, New York ; The story of Caden Cotard : in conversation with Philip Seymour Hoffman ; Infectious diseases in cattle : bloggers' roundtable ; Screen animations ; NFTS/Script factory masterclass with Charlie Kaufman
Control code
281781142
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 124 min.)
Isbn
9781435948907
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 043396289963
  • 043396289987
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 28996
  • 28998
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)281781142
System details
DVD ; Region 1 ; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround ; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1
Video recording format
DVD

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