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ANOMALISA (2015) Movie Featurette: Charlie Kaufman Talks “Crafting Anomalisa”


Anomalisa Movie Featurette “Crafting Anomalisa” Has Been Released. Duke Johnson‘s Anomalisa (2015) movie featurette entitled “Crafting Anomalisa” has been released in anticipation of the film’s release.

In the featurette, director Duke Johnson speaks about the challenges of making this film. Charlie Kaufman mentions he wanted to make it small, emotional and realistic. Jennifer Jason Leigh speaks about the beauty of the stop-motion aspects, and Duke Johnson agrees. Kaufman speaks about how the hand-made nature of the art is palpable.

We previously published the movie trailer (take a look here), and it definitely looks worth a watch. I always appreciate anything with Charlie Kaufman‘s involvement, and this has been receiving accolades from all angles, so I’m there.

According to Slashfilm, “For a film that stars puppets, it’s a deeply human story. So many emotions — sorrow, happiness, and excitement — are completely tangible, thanks to the craftsman involved and the heartbreaking vocal performances from David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Tom Noonan.

This is the kind of movie that warrants repeat viewings, to not only see the attention to detail from the animators, but to unpack Kaufman’s dense script. What’s funny is, the screenwriter behind Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind used Anomalisa as a breather from writing his directorial debut, Synecdoche, New York. Once you experience Anomalisa‘s intricacies and melancholic tone, that’ll make you chuckle a little.

Hopefully when the film comes out the conversation isn’t solely driven by the stop-motion work, because there is more to Kaufman and Johnson’s film than its technical merits.”

Watch the Anomalisa featurette and leave your thoughts on it below in the comments section. Anomalisa will be released in U.S. theatres on December 30, 2015. For more Anomalisa information, videos, photos, and reviews, visit our Anomalisa Page, subscribe to us by Email, “follow” us on TwitterTumblrGoogle+or “like” us on Facebook for quick updates.

Sources: Slashfilm, IMDb

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Marco Margaritoff

I grew up in Hamburg to a German father and Ecuadorian mother. Obsessive student of film, Hip-Hop, and stand-up comedy. I love the dark dreambox that is the cinema auditorium. I love mountains and the ocean, but am equally exhilarated by the jungle of the city. I hope to one day create something that hits someone in the brain with thunderous effect.

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