Synecdoche, New York is a 2008 film about an ailing theatre director, Caden Cotard.
- Written and Directed by Charlie Kaufman.
Elke Putzkammer, professor of literature at Union College
- If the year is a life, then September, the beginning of fall, is when the bloom is off the rose and things start to die. It's a melancholy month and maybe because of that, quite beautiful.
Rainer Maria Rilke
- Whoever has no house now / Will never have one. // Whoever is alone / will stay alone ...
- Harold Pinter died [...] No, wait. He won the Nobel Prize.
- We're a hit. Reviews are great. Times said it was brilliant casting young people as Willy and Linda.
- So I'm reading The Trial [...] I'm such an idiot for not knowing about this book. It's famous, as it turns out.
- Olive: What's wrong with your face, Daddy?
- Caden: It's pustules. It's called sycosis. Spelled differently than psychosis, but it sounds the same.
- Olive: I don't know what that means.
- Caden: Well, there's two different kinds of psychosis. They're spelled differently. P-s-y is like if you're crazy and s-y is like these things on my face.
- Olive: You could have both though.
- Caden: I could. But I don't.