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Synecdoche, New York -- A theater director (Hoffman) struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
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Synecdoche, New York -- Oscar-winner writer Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut, SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK follows the life of regional theater director Caden Cotard (Phillip Seymour Hoffman).
Synecdoche, New York -- This is the theatrical trailer for Synecdoche, New York, directed by Charlie Kaufman.
Synecdoche, New York -- Oscar-winner writer Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut, SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK follows the life of regional theater director Caden Cotard (Phillip Seymour Hoffman).

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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Caden Cotard

Catherine Keener ... Adele Lack

Sadie Goldstein ... Olive (4 years old)

Tom Noonan ... Sammy Barnathan

Peter Friedman ... Emergency Room Doctor
Charles Techman ... Like Clockwork Patient

Josh Pais ... Ophthalmologist

Daniel London ... Tom

Robert Seay ... David

Michelle Williams ... Claire Keen

Stephen Adly Guirgis ... Davis

Samantha Morton ... Hazel
Hope Davis ... Madeleine Gravis
Frank Girardeau ... Plumber

Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Maria

Amy Wright ... Burning House Realtor

Paul Sparks ... Derek

Jerry Adler ... Caden's Father

Lynn Cohen ... Caden's Mother

Deirdre O'Connell ... Ellen's Mother
Kat Peters ... Ellen (10 years old)

John Rothman ... Dentist
Amanda R. Phillips ... Emergency Room Nurse (as Amanda Fulks)

Frank Wood ... Evaluative Services Doctor
Deanna Storey ... Jazz Singer

Elizabeth Marvel ... Warehouse Realtor
Laura Odeh ... Toystore Clerk
Mark Lotito ... Minister

Daisy Tahan ... Ariel

Erica Fae ... German Woman (as Erica Berg)
Raymond Angelic Sr. ... German Doctor
Cliff Carpenter ... Old Man
Timothy Doyle ... Michael

Amy Spanger ... Soap Actress Nurse
Nicholas Wyman ... Soap Actor Doctor (as Nick Wyman)

Portia ... Therapy Patient Actress
Dan Ziskie ... Leg Tremor Doctor

Chris McGinn ... Lady at Caden's Mom's

Robin Weigert ... Adult Olive

Gerald Emerick ... Man in Line
Alvin Epstein ... Man with Nose Bleed

Rosemary Murphy ... Frances

Emily Watson ... Tammy

Tim Guinee ... Needleman Actor

Kristen Bush ... Actress Playing Claire
Greg McFadden ... Actor Playing Needleman Actor

Barbara Haas ... Warehouse Actress

William Ryall ... Jimmy

Dianne Wiest ... Ellen Bascomb / Millicent Weems

Joe Lisi ... Maurice

Alice Drummond ... Actress Playing Frances
Michael Higgins ... Actor Playing Man with Nose Bleed

Stanley Krajewski ... Actor as Caden

Tom Greer ... Medic

Christopher Evan Welch ... Pastor

Michael Medeiros ... Eric
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Borras ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)

Kevin Cannon ... The Messenger (uncredited)

Brie Eley ... Warehouse Actor (uncredited)

Alan Gary ... First Burlesque Patron (uncredited)
Don Gomez ... Actor Playing 'Davis' in Play (uncredited)

Brigitte Hagerman ... Claire Keen's Sister (uncredited)

Scott Hatfield ... Psychiatrist Actor (uncredited)

Takako Haywood ... Girl in TV Commercial (uncredited)

Kyle Knauf ... Warehouse Worker (uncredited)
David Kneeream ... Sign Painter (uncredited)

Amelia Martin ... Actress as Tammy as Hazel (uncredited)

Rebecca Merle ... Upstate Theater Attendee (uncredited)
Misha Zubarev ... German patron (uncredited)
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Directed by
Charlie Kaufman 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Charlie Kaufman (written by)

Produced by
Ray Angelic .... executive producer
Anthony Bregman .... producer
William Horberg .... executive producer
Spike Jonze .... producer
Charlie Kaufman .... producer
Sidney Kimmel .... producer
Bruce Toll .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jon Brion 
 
Cinematography by
Frederick Elmes (director of photography) (as Fred Elmes)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Frazen 
 
Casting by
Jeanne McCarthy 
 
Production Design by
Mark Friedberg 
 
Art Direction by
Adam Stockhausen 
 
Set Decoration by
Lydia Marks 
 
Costume Design by
Melissa Toth 
 
Makeup Department
Mike Antolino .... prosthetic makeup crew: mold department
Chris Arnold .... prosethic makeup crew: mold department
Andrea Bergstol .... prosethic makeup crew: mold department
Judy Chin .... makeup department head
Diana Choi .... prosethic makeup crew: mold department (as Diana Yoo)
Diana Choi .... prosthetic makeup crew: art department (as Diana Yoo)
Martial Corneville .... wig maker
Jerry DeCarlo .... hair department head
Naomi Donne .... makeup designer
David Fidel .... prosthetic makeup crew: art department
Shaune Harrison .... prosethic makeup crew: mold department
Paul Huntley .... wig maker (as Paul Huntly)
Chris Kelly .... prosthetic makeup crew: mold department
Tim Kern .... tattoo designer: Olive
Paul Komoda .... prosthetic makeup crew: art department
Mandy Lyons .... key hair stylist
Michael Marino .... prosthetic makeup designer (as Mike Marino)
Mike Measimer .... prosethic makeup crew: mold department
Mike Mulligan .... prosthetic makeup crew: mold department
Peter Owen .... wig maker
David Presto .... prosthetic makeup assistant
Steve Prouty .... prosethic makeup crew: mold department
Jimmy Ramone Marino .... prosethic makeup crew: mold department
Hayes Villandry .... prosthetic makeup crew: mold department
Scott Wallace .... prosethic makeup crew: mold department
Sasha Cummins .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Christina Grant .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Rondi Scott .... makeup intern (uncredited)
Ralph Siciliano .... tattoo artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Ray Angelic .... unit production manager
Erica Kay .... production supervisor
Jessica Levin .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
H.H. Cooper .... first assistant director
Nate Grubb .... second second assistant director
Jennifer Truelove .... second assistant director
Aaron D. Forste .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
Marissa Kaplan .... second second assistant director: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Derrick Alford .... shop craftsman
Nora Ashkar .... art department coordinator
JoAnn Atwood .... set dresser
Brad Bachtell .... shop person
Anthony Baldasare .... on-set dresser
Robert Barnett .... camera scenic
Stephen Barth .... scenic artist
Cheryl Boyarsky .... additional art department assistant
Phil Buccellato .... graphics production assistant (as Philip Buccellato)
Alexander Burnham .... greensman
Luke Cantarella .... assistant art director (as Luke Hegel-Cantarella)
Abe Costanza .... scenic artist
James Dewolf .... construction grip
Alex DiGerlando .... art department researcher
Paul George Divone .... shop craftsman (as Paul G. Divone)
Steven T. Duke .... set dresser (as Steven Duke)
Edward J. Egan III .... construction grip
Kevin Egan .... construction grip
Glen Fjotland .... construction grip
Nir Gaon .... painter
Alison Gilham .... scenic artist
Jonathan Graham .... key construction grip
Roman Greller .... second dresser
Sandy Hamilton .... property master
Joshua Higgason .... set dresser
Nicholas Hill .... lead greensman
Arlo Hoffman .... greensman
John House .... construction grip
Melissa Jackson .... scenic artist
Kim Jennings .... assistant art director
Kim Jennings .... storyboard artist
Deborah Jensen .... assistant art director
Hila Katz .... set decoration assistant
Lisa Kennedy .... scenic artist
Gordon Krause .... key shop craftsman
Amy Kupferberg .... key construction electric
Rob Landoll .... scenic artist
Hoang Le .... shop craftsman (as Hoang A. Le)
Nili Lerner .... scenic artist
Beth Levin .... art department intern
Richard Liebgold .... greensman (as Rich Liebgold)
Elizabeth Linn .... charge scenic
William Logan .... additional art department assistant
Peter Matejcyk .... shop craftsman (as Peter Matejczyk)
Timothy Metzger .... leadman (as Tim Metzger)
Nick Miller .... construction coordinator
Timothy Montgomery .... best boy construction grip
Kris Moran .... assistant property master
Don Nace .... scenic foreman
Mel Noped .... construction grip (as Melvin Noped)
Nick Paley .... art department production assistant
Susan Pitocchi .... second assistant props
Mark Pollard .... assistant art director
Heather Prendergast .... assistant set decorator
Hannah Price .... scenic artist
Raymond Reddy .... shop craftsman
James Reid .... construction grip
Venae Rodriguez .... lead shop person
Joe Taglairino .... set dresser
Betsey Tanner .... shop craftsman
Robert Vaccariello .... foreman shop craftsman (as Robert A. Vaccariello)
James Walker .... shop craftsman
Benjamin White .... shop craftsman
Zachary Zirlin .... graphic designer
Emily Boettcher .... property intern (uncredited)
Paul Camarro .... set dresser (uncredited)
Justin Elterman .... additional graphic artist (uncredited)
John Geisler .... construction grip (uncredited)
Timothy Joliat .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jessica Panuccio .... set dresser (uncredited)
Weldon Powers .... art department intern (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jamie Baker .... foley editor
David Berti .... sound consultant: Dolby
Eric Cadieux .... pro tools editor (as Eric Caudieux)
Kam Chan .... foley editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (as Marko Costanzo)
Chris Fielder .... first assistant sound editor
Eugene Gearty .... sound designer
Eugene Gearty .... sound re-recording mixer
Eugene Gearty .... supervising sound editor
Dror Gescheit .... sound re-recordist
Elisabeth Giglio .... post-production sound facility: C5
Jeanne Gilliland .... cable puller
Mark Goodermote .... boom operator
Ruth Hernandez .... adr editor
Frank Kern .... foley supervisor
Doe Kim-Corcoran .... post-production sound facility: C5 (as Doe Kim)
Drew Kunin .... sound mixer
Craig Kyllonen .... adr recordist
George A. Lara .... foley mixer (as George Lara)
Debora Lilavois .... second assistant sound editor
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor (as Branka Mrkic-Tana)
Jessica Parks .... apprentice sound editor
Fred Rosenberg .... dialogue editor
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
Philip Stockton .... dialogue editor
Philip Stockton .... supervising sound editor
Clémence Stoloff .... sound intern
Larry Wineland .... sound effects assistant editor
Paul Yurt .... hd picture
Ethan Beigel .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Nick Kray .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Jason Oliver .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Egor Panchenko .... ProTools playback mixer (uncredited)
Troy Porter .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mark Bero .... special effects foreman
Doug Coleman .... special effects technician
Drew Jiritano .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Daniel Abramovich .... digital compositor: Brainstorn Digital
Glenn Allen .... visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital
Peter Amante .... digital compositor
Chris Armstrong .... head of visual effects: AAU
Paloma Añoveros .... visual effects producer: Circle-S Studios
John Bair .... visual effects supervisor: Edgeworx
Justin Ball .... digital effects artist: senior systems engineer: Brainstorm Digital
Renuka Ballal .... visual effects producer: Edgeworx
Sudhir Banekar .... compositing artist: Anibrain
Guy Barresi .... operations manager: Brainstorm Digital
Gauri Bhagwat .... compositing artist: Anibrain
Stephen Brown .... dustbuster: Deluxe EFilm Toronto
Don Canfield .... motion control technician (as Donald M. Canfield)
Nicholas Cerniglia .... digital effects lead: RotoFactory
Vasistha Chawda .... compositing artist: Anibrain
Vasistha Chawda .... visual effects artist
Parker Chehak .... visual effects coordinator
Aaron Chiesa .... compositor: AAU (as Aaron Germard Chiesa)
Aaron Chiesa .... paint/roto artist: AAU (as Aaron Gerhard Chisea)
Utumporn Chompen .... compositor: AAU
Utumporn Chompen .... paint/roto artist: AAU
Sujata S. Choudhari .... compositing artist: Anibrain
Matthew Conner .... matte artist: Brainstorm Digital
Constance Conrad .... cg artist: Edgeworx
Vijay S. Deshmukh .... compositing artist: Anibrain
Aleksandar Djordjevic .... digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital
Jessica Donnelly .... compositor: AAU
Jessica Donnelly .... paint/roto artist: AAU
Thad Garrett Eaton .... matte artist: Brainstorm Digital (as Garrett Eaton)
Scott Frankel .... visual effects supervisor: Circle-S Studios
Jamie Franklin .... dustbuster: Deluxe EFilm Toronto
Richard Friedlander .... visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital
Scott Gaynos .... digital artist: RotoFactory
Mohamed Ghouse .... compositing artist: Anibrain
Erik Gonzalez .... compositor: AAU
Erik Gonzalez .... paint/roto artist: AAU
Jeremiah Grant .... digital artist: Circle-S Studios
Roopesh Gujar .... visual effects producer: Anibrain
Eloisa Honrada .... digital artist: RotoFactory
Izchel C. Huerta .... compositor: AAU
Izchel C. Huerta .... paint/roto artist: AAU
Ahmad Ismail .... digital opticals: Deluxe EFIlm Toronto
T. Patrick Johnson .... production coordinator: AAU
Sushil Kalyanshetti .... compositing artist: Anibrain
Sandeep Khedkar .... compositing artist: Anibrain
Rahul D. Kulkarni .... compositing artist: Anibrain
Trevor Lewis .... digital intermediate scanning and recording: Deluxe EFilm Toronto
Marc Machuca .... compositor: AAU
Marc Machuca .... paint/roto artist: AAU
Chris MacKenzie .... digital opticals
Karuna Makhija .... compositing artist: Anibrain
Tom Mayclim .... digital intermediate scanning and recording: Deluxe EFilm Toronto
Nathan Meier .... cg artist: Edgeworx
Juan Melgoza .... digital artist: RotoFactory
Anthony Meschi .... compositor: AAU
Anthony Meschi .... paint/roto artist: AAU
Steve Mihaylov .... digital artist: RotoFactory
Brett Miller .... CG supervisor: Brainstorm Digital
Scott Minter .... digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital
Daniel Monistere .... compositor: AAU
Daniel Monistere .... paint/roto artist: AAU
Jesh Murthy .... visual effects supervisor: Anibrain (as Jesh Krishna Murthy)
Aaron Muszalski .... roto/paint instructor: AAU
Aaron Muszalski .... roto/paint supervisor: AAU
P. Nandakumar .... compositing artist: Anibrain
Sue Nelson .... digital compositor
Jeremy A. Parrish .... technical assistant: AAU
Nick Paulozza .... digital intermediate scanning and recording: Deluxe EFilm Toronto
Trevor Pickard .... dustbuster: Deluxe EFilm Toronto
James Pina .... digital artist: RotoFactory
Purti Pitale .... compositing artist: Anibrain
Stewart Pomeroy .... digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital
Michael S. Pryor .... visual effects head of business development: Anibrain
Jim Rider .... motion control operator (as James Rider)
Eric J. Robertson .... visual effects supervisor: Brainstorm Digital
Galina Rozina .... computer lab mamaner: AAU
Mark Russell .... visual effects supervisor
Ankur Sachdev .... compositing artist: Anibrain
Olov Samuelsson .... compositor: AAU
Olov Samuelsson .... paint/roto artist: AAU
Alison Schouten .... dustbuster: Deluxe EFilm Toronto
Preeti Sharma .... visual effects coordinator: Anibrain
Ruchira Sharma .... compositing artist: Anibrain
K. Shriniwas .... compositing artist: Anibrain
Karl Sison .... dirt removal: AAU
Alec Styborski .... visual effects assistant
Catherine Tate .... compositing instructor: AAU
Catherine Tate .... compositing supervisor: AAU
Radley Teruel .... digital artist: RotoFactory
Rene Tougeron .... visual effects producer: RotoFactory
Mauricio Valderrama .... compositor: AAU
Mauricio Valderrama .... paint/roto artist: AAU
Chris 'Pinkus' Wesselman .... digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital
Shuichi Yoshida .... digital artist: RotoFactory
Motassem Younes .... digital opticals
Jun Zhang .... digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital
Phil Buccellato .... assistant to visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Brad Gayo .... digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited)
Christopher M.K. Hill .... cg artist (uncredited)
Michael Honrada .... digital artist: RotoFactory (uncredited)
Dushyant Kashyap .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Ramesh G. Meena .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Bhavik Mehta .... digital compositor (uncredited)
David Piombino .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Bryan Wengroff .... visual effects coordinator: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited)
Ryan S. Westphal .... visual effects intern (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Chris Colombo .... stunt player
Jeffrey Lee Gibson .... stunt player (as Jeff Gibson)
Don Hewitt .... stunt player
Donald John Hewitt .... stunt player (as Donald J. Hewitt Jr.)
Stephen Mann .... stunt player
Erik Martin .... stunt player
Shawn O'Neil .... stunt player
Brian Smyj .... stunt coordinator
Stephanie Stokes .... stunt player (as Stephanie Stokes Smyj)
Peter Thorell .... stunt player
Stephanie Stokes .... stunt double: Jennifer Jason Leigh/Michelle Williams (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sebastián Almeida .... second assistant camera (as Selastian Almeida)
Robert M. Andres .... key grip (as Bob Andres)
Alison Barton .... company grip
John Billeci .... rigging electrician
Arthur Blum .... dolly grip
John Bobick .... company grip
Anne Carson .... film loader
Benjamin D'Andrea .... company grip
Devin Donegan .... additional video assist operator
David M. Dunlap .... camera operator: second unit (as David Dunlap)
David M. Dunlap .... director of photography: second unit (as David Dunlap)
Jeffrey A. Eplett .... rigging best boy electric (as Jeffrey Eplett)
John Farina .... rigging grip
James J. Ferris .... company electrician (as Jim Ferris)
Samuel G. Friedman .... best boy electric (as Sam Friedman)
Abbot Genser .... still photographer
Dennis Green .... additional video assist operator
Carlos Omar Guerra .... first assistant camera (as Carlos Guerra)
Carlos Omar Guerra .... steadicam operator (as Carlos Guerra)
John Halligan .... company grip
Lukasz Jogalla .... camera operator: "a" camera
Graham Klatt .... company grip
Thomas Landi .... company electrician (as Tom Landi)
Kurt Lennig .... rigging gaffer
Jonathan Lumley .... gaffer
John O'Malley .... company electrician
Jesse Panuccio .... rigging grip
John Panuccio .... key rigging grip
Eric P. Robinson .... additional second assistant camera (as Eric Robinson)
Dave Rudolph .... company electrician
Darren Ryan .... video assist operator
Darren Ryan .... video playback supervisor
Chris Seehase .... additional second assistant camera
Chris Skutch .... best boy grip
Craig Striano .... grip
Patrick Taistra .... rigging grip
Mark van Rossen .... generator operator
Tomas von Rauchhaupt .... rigging electrician
Richard Yacuk .... best boy: rigging
Olga Abramson .... additional assistant camera (uncredited)
Doug Meils .... additional rigging electric (uncredited)
Egor Panchenko .... video assist operator (uncredited)
Sebastian Slayter .... camera production assistant (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Chris Armstrong .... head of animation: AAU
Katrina Whalen .... animator: television sequences
 
Casting Department
Nicole Abellera .... casting associate
Rori Bergman .... casting associate
Joanne Bloom .... casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Heather Reidenbach .... extras casting: Central Casting
Monique Soltani .... casting intern
Joanna Vanadia .... extras casting assistant
Leslie Woo .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Arlynn Abseck .... wardrobe supervisor
Cara Czekanski .... key costumer
Mary Gierczak .... additional costumer
Mary Gierczak .... wardrobe
Angela Mirabella .... key costumer
Diana Pappas .... costume production assistant
Amy Pickering .... wardrobe supervisor
Meghan Corea .... costume intern (uncredited)
Leah Katznelson .... shopper (uncredited)
Colleen Morris .... tailor (uncredited)
Chris Ann Pappas .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
David Paulin .... costume ager/dyer (uncredited)
Samantha Racanelli .... costume intern (uncredited)
Maya Rudolph .... costume intern (uncredited)
Elizabeth Weisblatt .... costume intern (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Peter Armstrong .... digital intermediate producer: Deluxe EFilm Toronto
Terra Bliss-Alvarez .... digital intermediate producer: Deluxe Efilm Toronto (as Terra Bliss)
Tavia Charlton .... digital intermediate production manager
Joe Gawler .... colorist
Lee Hughes .... digital intermediate coordinator
Jack Lewars .... digital intermediate editor: Deluxe EFilm Toronto
Beth Moran .... assistant editor
Dave Muscat .... digital intermediate editor: Deluxe EFilm Toromto
Chi Yoon Chung .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Dylan Correll .... post-production intern (uncredited)
Molle DeBartolo .... digital intermediate coordinator (uncredited)
Paloma Mele .... editorial intern (uncredited)
John Vladic .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ashley Arrison .... assistant: Jon Brion
Steve Bartek .... orchestrator
Julian Bratolyubov .... music copyist
Jon Brion .... conductor
Jon Brion .... orchestrator
Jon Brion .... score producer
Eric Cadieux .... protools editor (as Eric Caudieux)
Jay Duerr .... auricle operator
Jason Freese .... musician: saxophone and guitar
Christy Gerhart .... music executive: SKE
James Gilstrap .... musician: gospel singer (as Jim Gilstrap)
Bonnie Greenberg .... music supervisor
Rouble Kapoor .... assistant scoring engineer
Jim Keltner .... musician: drums
Greg Koller .... score mixer
Greg Koller .... score recordist
Bret Rausch .... musician: synthesizer
Jim Schultz .... supervising music editor
Patrick Spain .... assistant scoring engineer
Sebastian Steinberg .... musician: bass
Gina Zimmitti .... orchestra contractor
Darren McKenzie .... midi transcriptions (uncredited)
Tim Rodier .... music preparation (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Matthew Callagy .... driver (as Matt Callagy)
Michael D. Canale .... driver (as Michael Canale)
Richard Clark .... driver (as Rich Clark)
Peter Costello .... driver
Thomas Crehan .... driver (as Tom Creeham)
Mark Dolce .... driver
Kevin Flynn .... driver
James Giblin .... driver
Carl Hettling .... driver (as Carl Heittling)
Brian Hogan .... driver
Tony Ingrassellino .... transportation co-captain
Robert Johnson .... driver (as Robert L. Johnson)
Kevin Keefe .... transportation captain
Kristopher Keefe .... driver (as Kristopher K. Keefe)
Robert Lansing .... transportation co-captain
Jeremy Olszewski .... driver
Joseph Paprota .... driver
Timothy Paustian .... transportation captain
Richard Presutti .... driver
Michael B. Russell .... driver (as Michael Russell)
Biyami Sak .... driver (as Biyami Siak)
Billy Stuart .... driver (as Bill Stuart)
Steven Taranto .... driver
 
Other crew
Jason Acevedo .... head of craft service
Ben Altarescu .... intern
Christian Amundson .... intern
Peter Anders .... chef
Arianne Apicelli .... set production assistant
Stefanie Azpiazu .... production executive: Likely Story
John Bair .... title designer: main titles
Shiva Shankar Bajpai .... intern (as Shiva Bajpai)
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances Inc.
Maureen Beitler .... set medic
Julia Berg .... assistant: Mr. Bregman
Hamish Berry .... legal services: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Mirashyam Blakeslee .... key set production assistant
Emily Boettcher .... intern
Geoffrey Booth .... intern
Anna Bosco .... payroll accountant
Steve Boyle .... post-production accountant
Michael Braun .... production office assistant
Jamie Buckner .... assistant production coordinator
Lia Burkeman .... intern
Edward Bursch .... intern
Jorge Carangui .... chef assistant (as Jorge H. Carangui)
John Charles .... software manager: Sony DAC
Inhan Cho .... intern
Chris Cloud .... location assistant
Alison Cohen .... legal services: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz (as Alison S. Cohen)
Meghan Corea .... intern
Dylan Correll .... intern
Mary Cybulski .... script supervisor
Kat Donahue .... second assistant location manager
John Edmundson .... production office assistant
Jonathan Ellis .... set medic
Natalie Farrey .... assistant: Mr. Jonze
Kimberly Feinman .... assistant location manager
Laura Fine .... intern
Frances Fiore .... unit publicist
Charlotte Fleck .... dialect coach
Chris Forester-Smith .... intern
David Formentin .... intern
Dave Ginsberg .... assistant location manager (as David Ginsberg)
Scott Glascock .... stand-in: Mr. Hoffman
George Grenier .... craft service assistant (as George Grenier III)
George Grenier .... crafty
Duck Grossberg .... data manager
Mark Hagerman .... production coordinator
Mark Harrison .... intern
Jonathan Hoeg .... additional set production assistant
Sean Hogan .... production accountant
Jules Hulburd .... additional set production assistant
Jacob Jaffke .... intern
Jesse Kates .... intern
Todd Kelly .... craft service assistant
Kim Krafsky .... animal trainer: Animal Actors
Daniel Lam .... intern
David Laurentin .... assistant parking coordinator
David Laurentin .... parking coordinator
Gabriella Ludlow .... legal services: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Jess Magee .... location production assistant
Peter Marschark .... head of craft service
Amelia Martin .... stand-in: Ms. Morton (as W. Amelia Martin)
Gary Martyn .... production secretary
Steve McAuliff .... animal trainer: Animal Actors
Ademola McMullen .... production assistant
Ademola McMullen .... set production assistant
Paloma Mele .... intern
Melissa A. Messick .... set production assistant (as Melissa Messick)
David Moshe .... intern
Sara Murphy .... assistant: Mr. Hoffman
Frank Murray .... first assistant accountant
Matthew S. Nickelson .... production office assistant (as Matt Nickelson)
Chantal Nong .... assistant: Mr. Herberg
Eric Papa .... location scout
Jonathan Podwil .... paintings by
Henry Previl .... chef
Henry Prince .... production office assistant
Samantha Racanelli .... intern
Nick Ray .... intern
Jennifer Roberts .... set production assistant
Maya Rudolph .... intern
Evan Sachs .... additional set production assistant
Sophie Saleyron .... press attache: France
Rondi Scott .... intern
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Carey Seward .... location scout
Brennan Shroff .... second assistant accountant
Sebastian Slayter .... intern
Daniel Spence .... intern
Lora Marie Taylor .... accountant: client services
Janelle Tedesco .... stand-in: Ms. Keener
José Tejada .... parking coordinator (as Jose Tejada)
Olivia van Leeuwen .... intern
Marilou Vetter .... intern (as Marylou Vetter)
Steven Weisberg .... location manager (as Steve Weisberg)
Elizabeth Weisblatt .... intern
Powers Weldon .... intern
Ryan S. Westphal .... intern (as Ryan Westphal)
Katrina Whalen .... assistant: Mr. Kaufman
Hana Yoo .... intern
David Harry Yoon .... intern (as David Yoon)
Bernadett Belinda York .... stand-in: Ms. Williams (as Bernadette York)
Dana Zolli .... set production assistant
Darin Collins .... production assistant (uncredited)
Lyman Creason .... production assistant (uncredited)
Adrienne Dine .... production assistant (uncredited)
Maureen Duffy .... completion guarantor (uncredited)
Logan Wolfe Edler .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Libertad Gills .... production assistant (uncredited)
Billy Gooch .... production assistant (uncredited)
Richie Kawamoto .... production coordinator: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (uncredited)
Katie Kramer .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brendan Lee .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Liz Magee .... production assistant (uncredited)
Clem McIntosh .... production assistant (uncredited)
Aaron Merrell .... director of production: SKE (uncredited)
Justin Reid .... location scout (uncredited)
Steven Robbins .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Jonathan Russek .... assistant production coordinator: pre-production (uncredited)
Justin Lee Stanley .... production assistant (uncredited)
Fernando Vallejo .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jamie Vermilye .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Marilou Vetter .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Michael Andreen .... special thanks
Warren Frank .... special thanks
Goetz Grossman .... special thanks
Dustin Hoffman .... special thanks
Patricia Kaufman .... special thanks: executive director, New York State Governor's Office for Motion Picture and Television Development (as Pat Swinney Kaufman)
Ingo Maurer .... special thanks
Katherine Oliver .... special thanks: The City of New York Mayor's Office for Film, Theatre, and Broadcasting Film Commissioner
Jill Smith .... special thanks
Kate Spade .... special thanks
Jerry Stoeffhaas .... special thanks: deputy director, New York State Governor's Office for Motion Picture and Television Development
 

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When Caden sees Hazel at the box-office, a brief shot reveals she is reading: page 1 of Marcel Proust's Swann's Way, the first book of his multi-volume novel Search of Lost Time. A recurring character throughout Proust's novel is Dr. Cottard, reportedly based somewhat on Proust's own father, a noted physician, and on the Cotard who gives the delusional syndrome its name.See more »
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Continuity: When Caden and Hazel are talking about Hazel's relationship with Sammy, in the background, the actress Tammy lights a cigarette. Seconds later, when the scene is shown from a different angle, again Tammy lights the cigarette.See more »
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43 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
to call it a disappointment might almost be a compliment, but I dare you to see it, 8 November 2008
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

Note: This works MUCH better on a repeat viewing, practically a masterpiece, and one of the perfectly sad comedies ever made... though the last ten minutes is a slog (perhaps intentionally, as it's near the end of the tunnel... but it's still unbearable).

Over the course of my teenage years I've seen Being John Malkovich through Eternal Sunshine (those two the M-word, masterpieces, with Adaptation and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind near-great, and Human Nature a fun minor work), and he's always given something to chew on for the brain. He's an incredible wit, maybe too incredible, like something that could combust with the amount of ideas and ruminations and skill at defining what's important to us as people and what we want out of art. Synecdoche, New York could be seen as his life-summation of what concerns him as a writer. And to call it art is simple, because it is: it is, alongside the something like Inland Empire, the most challenging work to come out of American cinema. To say that either one is flawed may come as something as a given, but for Kaufman it's somewhat more troubling.

This is a big film of ideas, crucial, life-affirming (or life-damning) thoughts about love and death and loss and forgiveness and, essentially, the process of trying to recreate and recreate and recreate this. But at the same time the intellect to engage full-tilt by Kaufman the writer, the director couldn't engage me as a viewer emotionally - at least at first. This changed on a second viewing - I'm reminded of Woody Allen's assertion on multiple viewings of 2001 that Kubrick was much ahead of him on what he was doing - but on a first impression I have to wonder, with everything going for Kaufman the satirist, the original, the sad dramatist, what the movie's audience really is. Like the play that is rehearsed for decades that Cotard never brings to his audience, what can one take away from Synecdoche, New York as far as connecting with the characters, or just Cotard?

Maybe it reveals something about me just talking about this; indeed this is probably the film of the season, if not just the year (Dark Knight fanatics take note), that you will want to talk about after it ends. As far as puzzling works of art go it's great for a good argument, especially if one is familiar with how Kaufman's work has been leading up to this point. It's not exactly that the film is ever so confusing that one will want to walk out - there is a logic, in a sense, to the life imitating art imitating life imitating art etc etc aspect that makes sense.

When Kaufman, as director, makes his film this time about as hopeful as Franz Kafka rewatching the Zapruder film on a loop, even the scenes and moments that *do* feel somewhat powerful emotionally (i.e. Hoffman seeing his daughter in a nudie-booth, or the final scene on the bed with Hoffman and Morton old and in bed with the house, once again, on fire) don't hit their mark - again, at least at first. It's almost as if seeing the film again it becomes deeper, more resonant; like any work of art at another point in one's life, it could change, and if one gives it the chance it does.

Certainly the cast makes it worthwhile to watch: Hoffman is what he is, brilliant at transforming physically as age goes by as Caden Cotard, and at delivering subtle moments of humor amid his health-decay; ditto in her own right to Morton, who ranges from bubbly and lustful to anrgy and dejected (Michelle Williams, too, shows this range); even a bit part by Dianne Wiest is appreciated. They all help to give life to what is a big, somber meditation on (quoting Douglas Adams) Life, the Universe, and Everything.

And yet, expressing my (initial) disappointment over the length (at 124 minutes it feels twice as long) or the music (did Kaufman order "kill-myself-piano-tunes-you'll-love off of ebay for this?) or the personal problem of connecting emotionally with some of the characters as they (intentionally) don't really grow, shouldn't, I hope, diminish recommending Synecdoche, New York for anyone who wants something to challenge them, provoke thought and discourse, to engage and disrupt brainwave patterns. Perhaps there should be some disappointment; like life, and the art pulled out of it with pliers, it's not always a pretty sight, especially near the end. But it is a unique journey I was glad to take, and I hope every few years or so to come back to it, and see if it changes me, or if I've changed, since seeing it last.

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