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Charlie Kaufman Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Antkind (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Screenplays Books

Being John Malkovich (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Human Nature (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Adaptation. (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Synecdoche, New York (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scenes of Anomalisa (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Newmarket Shooting Script Books

The Melody Lingers on (By:Roy Hemming) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Midwinter's Tale: The Shooting Script (By:) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shawshank Redemption: The Shooting Script (By:Stephen King) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
U-Turn: The Shooting Script (By:) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Merlin: The Shooting Script (By:David Stevens) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Truman Show: The Shooting Script (By:Andrew Niccol) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Birdcage: The Shooting Script (By:) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swept from the Sea (By:Tim Willocks) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The People vs. Larry Flynt: The Shooting Script (By:) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Frasier Scripts (By:Christopher Lloyd,Peter Casey,David Angell,DavidLee) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Beauty: The Shooting Script (By:Alan Ball) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow Falling on Cedars: The Shooting Script (By:David Guterson) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man on the Moon: The Shooting Script (By:) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magnolia: The Shooting Script (By:) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
State and Main: The Shooting Script (By:David Mamet) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snatch: The Shooting Script (By:Guy Ritchie) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Erin Brockovich: The Shooting Script (By:Susannah Grant) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Traffic: The Shooting Script (By:Stephen Gaghan) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kazan on Film: The Master Director Discusses His Films--Interviews With Elia Kazan (By:) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cast Away: The Shooting Script (By:William Broyles Jr.) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Knight's Tale: The Shooting Script (By:Brian Helgeland) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Matrix: The Shooting Script (By:William Gibson) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Beautiful Mind: The Shooting Script (By:) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Hawk Down: The Shooting Script (By:Ken Nolan) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Human Nature (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The West Wing Script Book (By:Aaron Sorkin) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Dragon: The Shooting Script (By:) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Adaptation. (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Punch-Drunk Love: The Shooting Script (By:) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
About a Boy: The Shooting Script (By:Peter Hedges) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ararat: The Shooting Script (By:Atom Egoyan) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Igby Goes Down: The Shooting Script (By:Burr Steers) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Emperor's Club: The Shooting Script (By:Neil Tolkin) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pieces of April: The Shooting Script (By:Peter Hedges) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sylvia: The Shooting Script (By:) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In America: A Portrait of the Film (By:Jim Sheridan) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The West Wing Seasons 3 & 4: The Shooting Scripts (By:Aaron Sorkin) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Fish: The Shooting Script (By:Daniel Wallace) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Alamo: The Illustrated Story of the Epic Film (By:Frank T. Thompson) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Traveling with Che Guevara: The Making of a Revolutionary (By:Alberto Granado) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kinsey: Public and Private (By:) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Heart Huckabees: The Shooting Script (By:Jeff Baena) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sideways: The Shooting Script (By:Alexander Payne) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spanglish: The Shooting Script (By:James L. Brooks) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Good Company: The Shooting Script (By:Paul Weitz) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hotel Rwanda: Bringing The True Story Of An African Hero To Film (By:Keir Pearson) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gods and Monsters: The Shooting Script (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cinderella Man: The Shooting Script (By:Cliff Hollingsworth) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Squid and the Whale: The Shooting Script (By:Noah Baumbach) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Capote: The Shooting Script (By:Dan Futterman) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stranger Than Fiction (By:Zach Helm) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Miss Sunshine: The Shooting Script (By:) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Good Shepherd: The Shooting Script (By:) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thank You for Smoking: The Shooting Script (By:Jason Reitman) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
United 93: The Shooting Script (By:Paul Greengrass) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Akeelah and the Bee (By:James W. Ellison) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Atonement: The Shooting Script (By:,Ian McEwan) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Juno: The Shooting Script (By:Diablo Cody) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Milk: The Shooting Script (By:Dustin Lance Black) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slumdog Millionaire: The Shooting Script (By:Simon Beaufoy) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Funny People: The Shooting Script (By:) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taking Woodstock: The Shooting Script (By:James Schamus) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hurt Locker: The Shooting Script (By:Mark Boal) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Station: The Shooting Script (By:) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jaws Log: Third Edition (By:) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Please Give: The Shooting Script (By:Nicole Holofcener) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kids are All Right: The Shooting Script (By:Stuart Blumberg) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King's Speech: The Shooting Script (By:David Seidler) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coriolanus (By:) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
J. Edgar: The Shooting Script (By:Dustin Lance Black) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hugo (By:) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mamika: My Mighty Little Grandmother (By:Sacha Goldberger) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jaws Log: Expanded Edition (By:) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Making Tootsie: Inside the Classic Film with Dustin Hoffman and Sydney Pollack (By:) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Audrey: The 60s. (By:) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Is 40: The Shooting Script (By:) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zero Dark Thirty: The Shooting Script (By:Mark Boal) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman was born in New York, New York on November 19, 1958 to a Jewish family, and the son of Myron and Helen Kaufman. He is a film producer, film and theater director, author, and playwright.

He grew up in the city of Massapequa, New York, before he moved to West Hartford, Connecticut, where he graduated from high school. As a young student, he was an avid reader and wrote plays and made some short films. During high school, he was in the drama club, performing in many productions before he landed the lead part in a production of “Play It Again, Sam” in his senior year.

He went to Boston University after graduating high school, but he quickly transferred to New York University in order to study film. As he attended NYU, Kaufman Paul Proch, with whom he wrote a lot of unproduced plays and scripts.

He and Proch wrote comedic spoofs and articles for National Lampoon from 1983 until 1984. Charlie’s output included parodies of X-Men and Kurt Vonnegut. They attempted getting their screenplays produced, and sent them off to many people in the film industry. They got a supportive letter from Alan Arkin about a script called Purely Coincidental.

While he was pursuing his writing career, he took odd jobs in customer service to support his wife (Denise) and himself. At the end of the eighties, he lived and worked in Minneapolis, answering calls about missing newspapers at the Star Tribune.

He was offered a job on Access America, which was coincidentally being shot in Minneapolis. Kaufman was ready to accept the job and go back to Minneapolis, but was offered a job by David Mirkin writing for “Get a Life”, a show Mirkin and Chris Elliott starred on. Kaufman penned two episodes before it was canceled in the year 1992.

After the show was canceled, he pursued writing jobs on television series and wrote some pilot scripts, none which were ever produced. He did get work on shows like The Trouble With Larry, The Edge, and Ned and Stacey, which he produced. The Dana Carvey Show was the most notable series he wrote for. On all of the series he wrote for, he struggled to keep his material from being either not produced at all or at least adulterated due to his quiet nature and unconventional writing.

It was during this time of writing that he wrote “Being John Malkovich” in 1994 on spec, sending it out to many studios and companies, all of whom turned it down. The script reached Francis Ford Coppola, who passed it off to Spike Jonze, his then son-in-law, who directed the film, which was released in 1999.

While attempting to write an adaptation to “The Orchid Thief”, a novel by Susan Orlean, he got writer’s block. He turned the screenplay into an exaggerated account of his struggles with adapting said script.

He has said that he prefers to be involved in the movie making process from start to finish when it features a script he has written.

Kaufman stated that his novel, “Antkind” was written so it would be unfilmmable, and is itself about a movie that is impossible.

His work explores universal themes like mortality, identity crisis, and the meaning of life through a parapsychological or metaphysical framework. His work resists labels, but is sometimes described as surrealist. Sometimes, he will include fictionalized ‘facts’ about his life in his work, most notably in Hope Leaves the Theater and Adaptation. Another recurrent theme in his works is gender identity.

He lives in Manhattan, New York, after having lived for many years in Pasadena, California. He and wife, Denise, have a child together, a daughter named Anna.

In the year 2003, Charlie was listed at one hundred on Premiere’s yearly “Power 100” list. He was one of the one hundred most powerful people in Hollywood by Time Magazine in the year 2004. “Antkind” was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Charlie has also won the Independent Spirit Award, the Academy Award, and BAFTA.

Charlie’s debut, called “Antkind”, was released in the year 2020, and is from the literary fiction genre.

“Antkind” is the first stand alone novel and was released in the year 2020. B. Rosenberger Rosenberg, underappreciated movie critic and neurotic and a failed academic, paramour, filmmaker, shoe salesman that sleeps in a sock drawer, he comes across an unseen film made by some enigmatic outsider. He is certain the film will change his entire career trajectory and rock the cinema world right to its core.

His hands are on what could be the greatest film ever made, which is a three month long stop motion masterpiece that took its reclusive auteur some ninety years to even finish. B. knows that it is his mission to be able to show it to the rest of mankind. The only problem is the film gets destroyed, and leaves him the only witness to its inadvertently ephemeral genius.

All that is left of this masterwork is but a single frame of which B. has to recall the film that might be the final great hope of civilization. Thus starts a mind-boggling journey through the nightmarescape of a psyche that is just as lushly Kafkaesque as it is decayed by the ceaseless spew from Twitter.

Since he is desperate to impose order on the increasingly nonsensical existence and stuck in a self-imposed prison of aspirational victimhood and the degeneratively inclusive language, B. struggles to re-create this lost piece of art. All while he tries keeping pace with an ever-fracturing culture filled with “likes” and arbitrary denunciations that’re also his raison d’etre and his bete noir.

This is a searing indictment of the modern world and is a richly layered meditation on time, art, identity, memory, comedy, and the very nature of existence period, which is the small grain of truth within every joke. This book is so stuffed with audacity, hilarity, and invention that it feels like an act of defiance. This is unbridled Kaufman with and energy coming up against the limits of imagination itself: subversive, discursive, and truly humorous.

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