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Watch: Charlie Kaufman Explains Why Making Movies ‘Sucks’ (TIFF Talk)

Watch: Charlie Kaufman Explains Why Making Movies 'Sucks' (TIFF Talk)


Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson and Rosa Tran are having a September that will be hard to top. After premiering their stop-motion comedy-drama “Anomalisa” to critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival, the trio have continued to dazzle festival audiences at Telluride and Toronto, leading Paramount to acquire the movie and set it for an awards-qualifying December run. The movie features a voice cast of David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tom Noonan.

READ MORE: Telluride Review: Charlie Kaufman’s Marvelously Strange ‘Anomalisa’ is An Animated Identity Crisis

During the film’s stop at TIFF earlier this week, Kaufman, Johnson and Tran joined Indiewire Chief Film Critic Eric Kohn on stage for a discussion on the movie and the current state of filmmaking. Check out some of the highlights from the “Anomalisa” TIFF Talk, starting with the reason Kaufman thinks making movies “sucks” in the video above.

Kaufman on the Origins of the Film as a Sound Play With the Coen Brothers

Kaufman on the Differences Between Animation and Live Action

Duke Johnson on Co-Directing With Kaufman and the Movie’s Obscurity 

Kaufman on the Challenges of Getting Projects Off the Ground


Paramount Acquires Charlie Kaufman’s Stop-Motion ‘Anomalisa’

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