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Adaptation. 2002 123movies

Adaptation. 2002 123movies

From the creator of Being John Malkovich, comes the story about the creator of Being John Malkovich.Dec. 06, 2002115 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – While his latest movie Being John Malkovich (1999) is in production, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman is hired by Valerie Thomas to adapt Susan Orlean’s non-fiction book “The Orchid Thief” for the screen. Thomas bought the movie rights before Orlean wrote the book, when it was only an article in The New Yorker. The book details the story of rare orchid hunter John Laroche, whose passion for orchids and horticulture made Orlean discover passion and beauty for the first time in her life. Charlie wants to be faithful to the book in his adaptation, but despite Laroche himself being an interesting character in his own right, Charlie is having difficulty finding enough material in Laroche to fill a movie, while equally not having enough to say cinematically about the beauty of orchids. At the same time, Charlie is going through other issues in his life. His insecurity as a person doesn’t allow him to act upon his feelings for Amelia Kavan, who is interested in him as a man. And Charlie’s twin brother, pretentious Donald, has moved into his house with a goal of also becoming a screenwriter. Despite not admiring Donald as a screenwriter, Charlie asks for his advice. Together, they feel that there is some interesting subtext in the book on which Orlean herself can only elaborate, if only Charlie has the nerve to talk to her. If she can’t or won’t elaborate, they may have to find out the meaning of that subtext on their own.
Plot: Nicolas Cage is Charlie Kaufman, a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, sexual frustration, self-loathing, and by the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald. While struggling to adapt “The Orchid Thief,” by Susan Orlean, Kaufman’s life spins from pathetic to bizarre. The lives of Kaufman, Orlean’s book, become strangely intertwined as each one’s search for passion collides with the others’.
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From portals to orchids, Jonze and Kauffman strike again
Three years after director Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kauffman’s brilliantly offbeat masterpiece Being John Malkovich, comes their latest stream of conscious head trip. Yes folks, this one stars Nicholas Cage…and, Nicholas Cage.

The film starts off appropriately enough inside Being John Malkovich(or more precisely on the set of Being John Malkovich when Malkovich is inside his own head) But this is no sequel…no no, much more than that. We soon go back to the beginning. Not the beginning of the movie, but to the beginning of it all. To the dawn of the universe, a zero in the fabric of time itself hurling toward the deep chasm of entropy. From the primitive scribblings of early man to the manic late night scribblings of the neurotic Charlie Kauffman(played by Cage)

What we have here is a film about orchid thieves, high society New York socialites, screenwriters, identical twins, crocodiles, narcotic rings, and internet porn…err, more aptly put: a movie about a guy writing a movie about a book inside of another movie. Oh yeah, and it’s based on a true story. Sound confusing?

Adaptation is the screen treatment of the best selling non fiction book The Orchid Thief. Only thing is the main character in the film is doing the adapting, and writing himself into script. In the film we go from early primordial man to Being John Malkovich’s floor seven and a half…and somehow it all makes sense.

Is this an incoherent parable on the parasitic relationship between writers and their subjects? The evolution from single cell organisms to paleolithic glee? Or a look at how everything seems to have a purpose in life? Somehow between the obscure Hollywood industry injokes, Silence of the Lambs references, and celebrity Boggle tournaments I missed something.

Unfortunately by the third act(when the movie goes from non fiction to fiction) Adaptation unravels and ends up gravely falling apart. But perhaps that is the point. A film about a real life struggle to adapt a book that doesnt have much suspense in it, and the peril of trying to work some fictional thriller plotlines in at the last minute. Either way, hats off to Jonze and Kauffman for once again bringing us an audaciously unconventional idea and tearing down the box. All this from the adaptive skills of an orchid.


Review By: rivetbadtz Rating: Date: 2003-01-09
Intriguing concept for what is eventually a shallow conceit
The writing of a screenplay based upon another medium–in this case, a batch of melancholy ideas stretched into a novel, which the screenwriter finds increasingly difficult to turn into a movie. Terrific and clever passages cannot disguise the fact this film is an in-jokey flurry of ideas itself, with Nicolas Cage sweating it out in a dual role (Cage has wonderful, isolated moments of truth in both performances, but less of him amounts to more). Meryl Streep is effortless as a writer and young Judy Greer is appealing as an orchid-happy waitress, but too much of “Adaptation” strikes smug and phony chords. It’s a misfire from director Spike Jonze, albeit an interesting one. ** from ****
Review By: moonspinner55 Rating: 5 Date: 2003-08-10

Other Information:

Original Title Adaptation.
Release Date 2002-12-06
Release Year 2002

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min), 1 hr 21 min (81 min) (TV) (Turkey)
Budget 19000000
Revenue 32801173
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Spike Jonze
Writer Susan Orlean, Charlie Kaufman
Actors Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper
Country United States
Awards Won 1 Oscar. 65 wins & 100 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,150 m (Switzerland)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 250D 5246, Vision 320T 5277, Vision Expression 500T 5284)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)

Adaptation. 2002 123movies
Adaptation. 2002 123movies
Adaptation. 2002 123movies
Adaptation. 2002 123movies
Adaptation. 2002 123movies
Adaptation. 2002 123movies
Adaptation. 2002 123movies
Adaptation. 2002 123movies
Adaptation. 2002 123movies
Adaptation. 2002 123movies
Original title Adaptation.
TMDb Rating 7.4 1,851 votes

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