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Synecdoche, New York is a 2008  American film written and directed by Charlie Kaufman. It is Kaufman's directorial debut.

The film premiered in competition at the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2008. Sony Pictures Classics acquired the United States distribution rights, paying no money but agreeing to give the film's backers a portion of the revenues. It had a limited theatrical release in the U.S. on October 24, 2008.

The film's title is a play on Schenectady, New York, where much of the film is set, and the concept of synecdoche, wherein a part of something stands for the whole.
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review by . September 14, 2010
I don't even know how to start reviewing SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK, the new film from writer (ETERNAL SUNSHINE, ADAPTATION) and first-time director Charles Kaufman. I've been looking for a way in to this review since seeing the film two evenings ago.      Here's the best I can come up with: what WAITING FOR GODOT is to Theatre-Of-The-Absurd, SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK is to Film-of-the-Absurd. Both projects are brilliant, yet also maddeningly difficult to fathom at times. GODOT, …
Quick Tip by . July 22, 2010
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had I not been a director of the stage, it would have been easy for me to overlook the beauty of this film. Incredibly dense and cerebral. simply amazing.
Quick Tip by . February 17, 2010
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A film that grows on you with multiple viewings. A bizarre, genius, Mobius strip of a film where the lines between reality and fantasy blur.
review by . March 15, 2009
Ultimately, paranoia got the better of the famous 20th-century philosopher Kurt Gödel (1906-1978): He starved himself to death. Gödel once said:  "Don't collect data. If you know everything about yourself, you know everything. There is no use burdening yourself with a lot of data. Once you understand yourself, you understand human nature and then the rest follows."  In Charlie Kaufman's "Synecdoche, New York," lead character Caden Cotard is starved for attention and seeking ever …
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