A short excerpt from genius screenwriter Charlie Kaufman’s speech at the BAFTA Screenwriters’ Lecture Series:
I’d heard about this talk before, and read some excerpts, but nothing is quite like hearing the man himself speak the words. Kaufman (member of my “must see” club) is easily my favorite screenwriter in the business. I think Synecdoche, New York is a masterpiece, and Adaptation is on my top-ten list of all time. This excerpt reminds me quite heavily of David Foster Wallace’s famous (and perhaps all-time greatest?) graduation speech, This Is Water, with a slightly more political bent. Brilliant stuff, this is.
Another kudos to Wallace-l for the discovery.