Charlie Kaufman is a notorious weirdo. (“Charlie Kaufman is a great screenwriter who’s worked hard to create his own universe of alternate realities.” – Gabe Delahaye, Videogum. “Charlie Kaufman is a notorious weirdo.” – Kelly Conaboy, Videogum.) I like some of his movies and I don’t like others of his movies, but I do know that they’re always complex and weird and, sheesh, listen, what I’m trying to say is ARE WE IN THE NEXT CHARLIE KAUFMAN MOVIE, FRANK OR FRANCIS, RIGHT NOW?
Over the weekend, Charlie Kaufmen has been going to pretty much every major news organization (Variety, The Playlist, Time Out London — you know, the big three) telling them pretty much every single thing about his upcoming Internet Movie Blogger movie. Wall-to-wall spoilers. Here’s a vague non-spoiler, from Time Out London:
In the broadest possible sense, it’s about online film criticism, but as usual, the world that I’m writing about is not necessarily the world that I’m writing about. It’s just a place to set it. There’s a lot in there about the internet and anger: cultural, societal and individual anger.
Sooo, feel free to click on those links up there if you want to know everything about this movie that I guess stars Jack Black as an angry internet commenter. But what I want to suggest is:
There IS no Upset Internet Movie Blogger movie! It’s all just a big art prank/science project propelled by Charlie Kaufmen’s never ending spoiler giving to different online news sources. THE MOVIE IS US! WE ARE THE MOVIE! WE ARE ALL STARS IN THE MOVIE LIKE THAT LINE FROM SYNECDOCHE! Charlie Kaufmen can keep giving away everything about the movie because it’s all off the top of his head — it seems more complex and even normal Charlie Kaufman because it IS! BUT ALSO IT ISN’T! It’s as complex as we make it! CONGRATULATIONS TO US ON OUR BEING IN A MOVIE, FINALLY! I knew we could do it! My head is on the floor! My head’s on the floor and my body fell apart and I can’t do anything about it!