Charlie Kaufman’s Screenwriters Lecture

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Blog | No Comments

Upon receiving a completed screenplay by Charlie Kaufmanemagkaufman-1-14321, a man referred to as one of the most visionary writers in contemporary cinema, Jim Carrey was quoted as saying:

It’s like Moses coming down from the mountain with the tablets.

The screenplay in question was the blueprint for his 2004 film, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. Kaufman has had other successes, including:

  • Being John Malkovich
  • Human Nature
  • Adaptation
  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
  • Synecdoche, New york
  • Anomalisa

Charles Stewart Kaufman gave a brilliant dissertation on screenwriting at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the equivalent of the American Motion Picture Academy. You can watch it in its entirety at guru.bafta.org.

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