Thursday, May 28, 2009

The ultimate postmodern novel is a film

Samantha Morton and Philip Seymour Hoffman in Synecdoche, New York

A few days ago I airily declared to a colleague that cinema never really did it for me, not as much as fiction, in any case. I'd always rather read a novel than watch a film. That snooty belief in the superiority of the written word has been as happily shaken up as my boggled brain itself since I emerged from a screening of Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York.

- Hermione Herby, writing for the

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