You probably don’t know who Charlie Kaufman is. You might recognize his work: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich, and Adaptation. Kaufman wrote all these weird and wonderful films and they all drip with his unique style. Adaptation has been one of my favorite movies since the first time I saw it and I love it more each time I revisit it. It’s also one of the rare moments when Nicolas Cage gives a good performance. In fact, in Adaptation, he gives two.
Kaufman has a new movie coming out: Anomalisa, a “stop-motion adult animated comedy-drama film” (per wikipedia) that’s been critically adored at film festivals across the country. Yesterday, Anomalisa finally got a trailer.
Judging by this trailer, the film looks wonderful and immediately recognizable as Kaufman’s. The stop-motion, a filmmaking method which continues to impress me just with the sheer workload involved, looks spectacularly done. It’s one of the rare trailers that manages to give us just enough information about the plot of the film without really ruining everything. I’m not sure what Anomalisa is really about, but I have a pretty good idea about what it’ll be like to watch it.
Anomalisa was the only movie I wasn’t able to see at Fantastic Fest that I really wanted to. I’ll finally get to in January, 2016.