Not Much ‘Sunshine’ in Kaufman’s Next Act
Screenwriter and director Charlie Kaufman made his name in lights with his Academy Award-winning script for “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” but six more years in showbiz have apparently dimmed his Oscar afterglow, given the details on his latest project that The Wrap served up. –KA
Wait, before you go…
“Frank or Francis,” the Oscar-winning screenwriter’s newest film, is a twisted and bitter broadside against nearly every aspect of the movie business, from filmmakers to critics to audiences.
The Wrap got an early look at the script, which Kaufman will direct. Here’s his Hollywood 101:
Moviegoers are dumb sheep who flock to idiotic movies and don’t know how to handle anything the least bit out of the ordinary.
Movie bloggers are ill-tempered losers who live with their parents, except when they’re pretentious snobs scared to be creative and desperate to tear down other people’s creativity.
Actors make deals with the devil (or whatever equivalent they can find) to have success.
Oh, and it’s also a musical.
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