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Being John Malkovich

Charlie Kaufman

Faber & Faber

In this film, a down-on-his-heels puppeteer working as a file clerk on the seventh-and-a-half floor of a New York City office building discovers a secret portal leading directly into the consciousness of actor John Malkovich. Deeply hilarious, dramatically compelling, and deliciously off-beat, Being John Malkovich was perhaps the most unique American movie of the 1990s. It drew countless rave reviews—especially for its jubilantly inventive script, the remarkable debut of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman.

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Praise for Being John Malkovich

"A wonderfully demented fantasia . . . inspired madness . . . a metaphysical journey about identity, gender, creativity and the urge to transform oneself, Being John Malkovich looks as if it were hatched by Terry Gilliam or Lewis Carroll on drugs."
--Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle

"A clever and outrageous piece of whimsical fantasy that is unique, unpredictable, and more than a little strange. Kaufman . . . has a truly singular imagination."
--Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times

"More than just the latest cool, smart, funny movie. It jumps off the screen with . . . freshness, originality and [a] light-handed stranglehold on the Zeitgeist."
-- Jay Carr, The Boston Globe

"Every once in a long, long while a movie comes along that is like no other. A movie that creates a new world for us and uses it to produce wonderful things."
--Roger Ebert, Chicago-Sun Times

"The most excitingly original movie of the year."--Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

Reviews from Goodreads

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Charlie Kaufman

  • Charlie Kaufman is also the scriptwriter for Adaptation.
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Being John Malkovich

Charlie Kaufman

  • Trade Paperback

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Faber & Faber

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