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Friday, July 14th, 2006
3:50 pm
imdb said about A Scanner Darkly: "Charlie Kaufman wrote a screenplay adaptation of the novel. When the project changed hands, Kaufman's script was no longer involved."

it's not fair! :(

Current Mood: sad
Wednesday, March 29th, 2006
8:34 pm
Hello. I'm selling my UNOPENED DVD of "the Work of Michel Gondry" on EBAY (click the link)! I got it as a gift, but I already own it, so I thought somebody else could be enlightened and inspired by his wonderful videos!

Sunday, September 18th, 2005
12:29 pm
"New Ear" now online
I've uploaded "Theater of the New Ear" to Being Charlie Kaufman.com. There's a choice of two files: 100MB, 85mins (contains the full program, including the Coens' play), and 45MB (contains only Charlie's play).

Saturday, July 30th, 2005
1:36 pm
Sept 2-5, "Theater of the New Ear" on radio
A recording of Charlie's project with the Coen Bros, "Theater of the New Ear," (a pair of radio plays, basically, starring Meryl Streep, Steve Buscemi, John Goodman and others) will be broadcast on Sirius Satellite Radio, Sept. 2-5.

If anyone can record and encode the event as an MP3, I'd love to hear from you.

Info (bottom article)



Hundreds of Kaufman's fans will fall in love with you, if you can help out.

Thursday, June 16th, 2005
11:47 pm
Blah until the next one?
With the rampant films coming out that are either comic/novel adaptations or Japanese remakes, are the rest of you thirsting for another Kaufman film to come out ASAP?

I just wonder how he's able to do it. I admire this man so much.
Friday, May 6th, 2005
11:16 pm
New Eternal art auction
Claartje van Swaaij is a very talented fan of Eternal, who did some GREAT art inspired by the film late last year. Some of the best Eternal art I've seen. You can view it over here. (Look for her stuff up near the top.)

Claartje is currently auctioning prints of one piece. She'll be selling 8 prints, one at a time (cos she's not sure how to auction 8 copies at the same time). So go check it out! Well worth a look and a bid.

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005
12:08 pm
So... anybody get to see "New Ear" in New York?
It'd be cool to hear from you.

A few reports from the event are popping up online: scroll down to "A clown called 'Hope'", Seriously Hip Sirius

The winner of the Proch auction dropped me a line, as did a few other attendees: here and here.

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005
12:06 pm
TIME SENSITIVE: See "New Ear" in NY with Paul Proch
You guys might know of Paul Proch -- Charlie's long-time friend and collaborator back in the 80s/90s. He also did the art work that appeared in "Eternal Sunshine."

Anyhoo, he's holding an eBay auction, wherein the winner (females only, aged 25-50) gets to go with him to the Brooklyn premiere of "Theater for the New Ear," the upcoming Coens/Kaufman stage collaboration on April 28. Bidding closes soon, so if you're interested, go check it out. The listing is hysterical -- funny, but not a joke. It's a real auction.

Friday, April 1st, 2005
12:31 pm
BCK.com goes kaboom
Almost everyone took the You Say Potato campaign in the right spirit, but I received a Cease & Desist-style email a while ago and, after some back-and-forth, the upshot is that BCK.com will permanently close down at the end of this month. It was a hell of a ride, though. I'll still hang out here occasionally. And before you ask: no, the party-pooper is not Charlie or any of his representatives.

Friday, March 18th, 2005
4:30 pm
I saw Spike Jonze at UC Berkeley on Wednesday talk as part of a series on directors, and he mentioned Charlie a little bit. He admitted that they talk on the phone for a few hours almost every day and started laughing about how they're like, "teenage girls", which made me then laugh like a teenager imagining Spike absentmindedly wrapping a phone cord around his little finger while Charlie gushed about his newest crush. Spike then apologized and said that he wasn't trying to offend anyone in the audience who had once been a teenage girl and liked talking on the phone a lot, but that's just what ended up happening.

As far as the untitled horror project goes, Spike said that that he doesn't know many details about it, and that Charlie's still writing it. He did note that it would be a horror film, though it wouldn't use the same techniques as normal horror films, but didn't elaborate more on this.
Friday, March 11th, 2005
2:44 pm
Theater For a New Ear
If you're interested in seeing the Kaufman/Coen stage play collaboration, and you'll be near Brooklyn at the end of April or London in mid-May ...ticketing info withinCollapse )
Sunday, February 27th, 2005
11:38 pm
Fuck yeah!
Charlie Kaufman won for Best Screenplay!

Current Mood: Rockin
Friday, February 18th, 2005
5:34 pm
I'm so glad I found a community dedicated to the best modern-screenplay writer. My favorite Charlie Kaufman movie is "Adaptation." I like the idea and the acting behind "Being John Malchovich" but I don't like seeing a lot of sex in movies - so I don't favor it. I saw "Human Nature" before I knew who Charlie Kaufman was, and I loved it! "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" was great as well, it's my second fav of Kaufman's next to Adaptation. I havn't seen "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" yet - but I hope to soon. What did any of you think of it? I wish there were more of Kaufman's movies to marvel at! I heard there was a new one in production, but I don't remember the name of it. Anyone know?
Sunday, February 13th, 2005
7:14 pm

I know Mick has already posted something about this on here but I felt we needed some visula aids:


6:47 pm
Well done on the Bafta!

It was the most adorable thing ever watching the show, he was shaking so much. He he, anyways... glad he won it.

Tuesday, February 8th, 2005
6:39 am
I'm guessing most people here have seen Human Nature, so how is it? I can't find it at any video store near me so the only other option is getting it off the internet, and I want to know if it's worth buying...

Current Mood: tired
Saturday, January 22nd, 2005
6:49 pm
hello everyone. my name is heather and i love all of charlie kaufman's films. my favorite is probably adaptation, just because of chris cooper and nicolas cages performences. i also love being john malkavich(who doesn't?) and although my dad walked out of it i really liked eternal sunshine of the spotless mind although i don't think its his best. i'm glad i finally found a charlie kaufman community thing.

Current Mood: accomplished
Thursday, January 20th, 2005
4:56 pm
Hey fellow Kaufman fans!
I'm new to the community, I decided to join becasue I was ill today and ended up watching Being John Malkovitch twice and remembering that I had all of Charlies films on DVD (bar Human Nature, can't find it anywhere). My name is Astrid and I'm 16. I think all of his ideas are brilliant, and he has written some of the most original films I've ever seen. My favourite of his films is Eternal Sunshine, probably becasue of the fine acting, and I like the idea that the film has so many locations, that each scene is of a different memory. Adaptation is really growing on me now, and John Malkovitch is superb, though can everyone completley buy the love between Maxine and Craig? I just didn't find that so plausible.
Anyway, glad to see some other Kaufman fans, I comment loads so shall you you around!
12:48 pm
Let's try to get a shout out from Charlie on Oscar night
With the Oscars upon us, and with Charlie K having a better shot at winning one of those than he did a Golden Globe, BeingCharlieKaufman.com has kicked off a campaign called You Say Potato 2005. What's that? In a nutshell: we're trying to get a shout out from Charlie on Oscar night. A mention of the site, the web community - his fans, meaning YOU - anything.

"Awesome. I'm sure he'll go for it. What can I do to help?" Charlie ain't gonna give a shout-out unless he knows that we want him to. So to increase the chances of this idea reaching Charlie, feel free to create website logos, buttons and banners, and plaster them on other sites, blogs or message boards, with a link back to this page: http://www.beingcharliekaufman.com/potato.htm (Go visit it for the full explanation of what this is all about and where the potato comes into it.) If you see Charlie Kaufman on the street, or you sit next to him on a bus, please corner him and politely explain the idea in a calm, thoughtful, non-stalkerish manner. Maybe it would help if you are also dressed as a potato, just for a visual aid. I'm sure he'll dig it. I should've thought of this idea months ago. We could've taken out full-page ads in Variety.

Keep us appraised of your efforts


Sunday, January 16th, 2005
9:42 pm
No Golden Globe for Charlie Kaufman?

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