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Being John Malkovich

Spike Jonze

 
Being John Malkovich (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United States
  • 1999
  • 113 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #611

Have you ever wanted to be someone else? Or, more specifically, have you ever wanted to crawl through a portal hidden in an anonymous office building and thereby enter the cerebral cortex of John Malkovich for fifteen minutes, before being spat out on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike? Then director Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman have the movie for you. Melancholy marionettes, office drudgery, a frizzy-haired Cameron Diaz—but that’s not all! Surrealism, possession, John Cusack, a domesticated primate, Freud, Catherine Keener, non sequiturs, and absolutely no romance! But wait: get your Being John Malkovich now and we’ll throw in emasculation, slapstick, Abelard and Heloise, and extra Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich!

Cast

John Horatio MalkovichJohn Malkovich
Craig SchwartzJohn Cusack
Lotte SchwartzCameron Diaz
MaxineCatherine Keener
Dr. LesterOrson Bean
FlorisMary Kay Place
CharlieCharlie Sheen

Credits

DirectorSpike Jonze
Written byCharlie Kaufman
Produced byMichael Stipe, Sandy Stern, Steve Golin and Vincent Landay
Director of photographyLance Acord
Production designK. K. Barrett
Edited byEric Zumbrunnen
Costume designCasey Storm
MusicCarter Burwell

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New, restored digital transfer, supervised by director Spike Jonze, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New selected-scene audio commentary featuring Jonze’s friend and competitor the filmmaker Michel Gondry
  • New behind-the-scenes documentary by filmmaker Lance Bangs
  • New conversation between actor John Malkovich and humorist John Hodgman
  • New interview with Jonze in which he discusses his on-set photos
  • Two films within the film: 7½ Floor Orientation and “American Arts & Culture” Presents John Horatio Malkovich: “Dance of Despair and Disillusionment”
  • An Intimate Portrait of the Art of Puppeteering, a documentary by Bangs
  • Trailer and TV spots
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a conversation between Jonze and pop-culture critic Perkus Tooth

    New cover by Rasmus Alkestrand

Film Essays

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The Original Piece of Wood I Left in Your Head

May 15, 2012

Circumlocutory critic Perkus Tooth sits down with a very patient Spike Jonze to talk gerunds . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

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The Original Piece of Wood I Left in Your Head

May 15, 2012

Circumlocutory critic Perkus Tooth sits down with a very patient Spike Jonze to talk gerunds . . . Read more »


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