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Fantastic Fest 2015: Anomalisa
On 28, Sep 2015 | In Press & News | By firstname.lastname@example.org
Strangely, the stop-motion puppet animation – the most salient visual characteristic of Anomalisa – never interferes with the movie’s distinctive narrative characteristic: There is no mistaking Anomalisa for anything other than a Charlie Kaufman movie.
Love, solitude, skewed identity, and mental disturbance are some of the hallmark features of Kaufman’s screenplays (Being John Malkovich, Human Nature, Adaptation, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). Although it’s not for lack of trying, Anomalisa is Kaufman’s first completed film as a director since he branched as a writer/director with 2008’s Synecdoche, New York. So difficult was it for this unique filmmaker to raise funds through traditional means that Anomalisa raised money to start production through a Kickstarter campaign. Read more