Being John Malkovich: A Screenplay (Paperback)

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What do you get when a down-on-his-heels puppeteer working as a file clerk on the seventh-and-a-half floor of a Manhattan office building discovers a secret portal into the brain of John Malkovich? Hilarity, drama, and perhaps the most unique film of the 90s. Being John Malkovich, which stars John Cusack, Cameron Diaz and, of course, John Malkovich as himself, is Charlie Kaufman's screenwriting debut. The movie premiered to universal acclaim and is guaranteed to become a classic of modern cinema.

About the Author

Charlie Kaufman is also the scriptwriter for Adaptation.

Praise For…

“A wonderfully demented fantasia . . . inspired madness . . . a metaphysical journey about identity, gender, creativity and the urge to transform oneself, Being John Malkovich looks as if it were hatched by Terry Gilliam or Lewis Carroll on drugs.” —Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle

“A clever and outrageous piece of whimsical fantasy that is unique, unpredictable, and more than a little strange. Kaufman . . . has a truly singular imagination.” —Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times

“More than just the latest cool, smart, funny movie. It jumps off the screen with . . . freshness, originality and [a] light-handed stranglehold on the Zeitgeist.” —Jay Carr, The Boston Globe

“Every once in a long, long while a movie comes along that is like no other. A movie that creates a new world for us and uses it to produce wonderful things.” —Roger Ebert, Chicago-Sun Times

“The most excitingly original movie of the year.” —Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780571205868
ISBN-10: 0571205860
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: October 20th, 2000
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Faber and Faber Screenplays