Spike Jonze

Being John Malkovich

Being John Malkovich

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!

Film Info

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

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

Purchase Options

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

Being John Malkovich
Cast
John Malkovich
John Horatio Malkovich
John Cusack
Craig Schwartz
Cameron Diaz
Lotte Schwartz
Catherine Keener
Maxine
Orson Bean
Dr. Lester
Mary Kay Place
Floris
Charlie Sheen
Charlie
Credits
Director
Spike Jonze
Written by
Charlie Kaufman
Produced by
Michael Stipe
Produced by
Sandy Stern
Produced by
Steve Golin
Produced by
Vincent Landay
Director of photography
Lance Acord
Production design
K. K. Barrett
Edited by
Eric Zumbrunnen
Costume design
Casey Storm
Music
Carter Burwell

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