Spike Jonze:
A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library

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Journal articles

Articles and Books on Individual films

Charlie Kaufman bibliography


Beebe, Roger.
"Paradoxes of pastiche: Spike Jonze, Hype Williams, and the race of the postmodern auteur." In: Medium cool : music videos from soundies to cellphones / Roger Beebe and Jason Middleton, editors. Durham, NC : Duke University Press, c2007.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1992.8.M87 B44 2007

Hill, Derek
"Spike Jonze." In: Charlie Kaufman and Hollywood's merry band of pranksters, fabulists, and dreamers : an excursion into the American New Wave / Derek Hill. Harpenden : Kamera, 2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.N385 H55 2008

Books and Articles About Individual Films


Anderson, Matthew.
"Adaptation: The Self-Proclaiming Rhetoric of Charlie Kaufman and of the Apostle Paul." Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 13 (2006 Summer): 41 paragraphs.

Bartlett, Lexey A.
"Who Do I Turn (in)to for Help? Multiple Identity as Adaptation in Adaptation." M/C Journal, Volume 10 Issue 1 May 2007

Boyle, Kirk.
"Reading the Dialectical Ontology of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Against the Ontological Monism of Adaptation" Film-Philosophy, 2007, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p1-32, 32p
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Diehl, Karen.
"Once Upon an Adpatation: Traces of the Authorial in Film' In: Books in motion [electronic resource] : adaptation, intertextuality, authorship / edited by Mireia Aragay. Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2005. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only])

Dzialo, Chris.
"'Frustrated Time' Narration: The Screenplays of Charlie Kaufman." In: Puzzle films : complex storytelling in contemporary cinema / edited by Warren Buckland. Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
UC users only Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995 .P89 2009

Gordon, Devin.
"Confessions of an Outrageous Mind." Newsweek, 12/9/2002, Vol. 140 Issue 24, p82, 2p
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Harner, Devin.
"Adaptation, The Orchid Thief, and the Subversion of Hollywood Conventions." In: Beyond adaptation : essays on radical transformations of original works / edited by Phyllis Frus and Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN171.A33 B49 2010

Hilderbrand, Lucas.
"Adaptation." Film Quarterly; Fall2004, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p36-43, 8p
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Holland, Norman H.
"The Neuroscience of Metafilm." ProjecThe philosophy of Charlie Kaufmantions: The Journal for Movies & Mind, Summernals/social_text/v018/18.2negron-mun
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Hutcheon, Linda
"On the Art of Adaptation." Daedalus, Vol. 133, No. 2, On Happiness (Spring, 2004), pp. 108-111
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Jones, Kent.
"Hearts and Flowers." Film Comment; Nov/Dec2002, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p24, 4p
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Landy, Joshua.
"Still Life in a Narrative Age: Charlie Kaufman's Adaptation." Critical Inquiry. Spring2011, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p497-514. 18p.
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Levinson, Julie.
"Adaptation, Metafiction, Self-Creation." Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture 40. 1-2 (2007 Spring-Summer): 157-180.
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O'Shea, Colm.
"Out of His Head Metaphysical Escape Attempts in the Screenplays of Charlie Kaufman." Bright Lights Film Journal, February 2009 | Issue 63

Marks, Peter.
"Adaptation from Charles Darwin to Charlie Kaufman." Sydney Studies in English 34 (2008): 19-40.
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Rapfogel, Jared.
"Adaptation: How to Stop Worrying and Love to Compromise" Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema 24 (2003 Jan-Feb): (no pagination).
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Rizzo, Sergio.
"Adaptation and the Art of Survival." M/C Journal, Volume 10 Issue 2, May 2007

Rizzo, Sergio.
"(In)fidelity Criticism and the Sexual Politics of "Adaptation."" Literature Film Quarterly, 2008, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p299-314, 16p
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Santos, M.
"Adaptation and Sunshine State: Nature and Nostalgia in Contemporary Florida Films." In:

Simerka, Barbara; Weimer, Christopher B.
"Duplicitous Diegesis: Don Quijote and Charlie Kaufman's Adaptation." Hispania, Mar2005, Vol. 88 Issue 1, p91-100, 10p
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Skradol, Natalia.
"Adaptation, 'Adaptation', and Adaptation: Zizek and the Commonplace." Film-Philosophy 8 (2004): (no pagination).

Smith, David L.
"The Implicit Soul of Charlie Kaufman's "Adaptation."" Philosophy & Literature, Oct2006, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p424-435, 12p
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Tomasulo, Frank P.
"Adaptation as adaptation: from Susan Orlean's The orchid thief to Charlie (and 'Donald') Kaufman's screenplay to Spike Jonze's film." In: Authorship in film adaptation / edited and with an introduction by Jack Boozer. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008. p161-78.
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UC users only Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.85 .A92 2008)

Being John Malkovich

Aubrey, James R.
"'Reality Games' in Postmodern Anglophone Cinema: The Magus, The Game, The Matrix, Being John Malkovich." In: Beyond borders : re-defining generic and ontological boundaries / edited by Ramón Plo-Alastrué, María Jesús Martínez-Alfaro. Heidelberg : Universitätsverkag C. Winter, c2002.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PS228.P68 B49 2002

Barker, Martin.
"The Pleasure of Watching an 'Off-Beat' Film: The Case of Being John Malkovich." Scope: An Online Journal of Film Studies, vol. 11, pp. (no pagination), June 2008

DasGupta, Sayantani
"Being John Doe Malkovich: Truth, Imagination, and Story in Medicine" Literature and Medicine 25. 2 (2006 Fall): 439-462.
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Dragunoiu, Dana.
"Psychoanalysis, Film Theory, and the Case of Being John Malkovich" Film Criticism, Winter2001/2002, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p1-18, 18p
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DasGupta, Sayantani.
"Being John Doe Malkovich: Truth, Imagination, and Story in Medicine." Literature and Medicine, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 439-62, Fall 2006
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Gabbard, Glen O.
"Fifteen Minutes of Fame Revisited: Being John Malkovitch." In: Psychoanalysis and film / edited and with an introduction by Glen O. Gabbard. London ; New York : Karnac, 2001.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.P783 P79 2001

Hyde, Christopher
"The Inconceivable Universe: The Borgesian Neobaroque in Charlie Kaufman's Being John Malkovich" Barroco 3. 3 (2009 Fall): [no pagination].

Marshall, Alexandra.
"Inside John Malkovitch." American Prospect; 01/03/2000, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p50, 2p

O'Shea, Colm.
"Out of His Head: Metaphysical Escape Attempts in the Screenplays of Charlie Kaufman " Bright Lights Film Journal 63 (2009 Feb): (no pagination).

Ott, Walter.
"It's my heeeeaaaaad!: sex and death in Being John Malkovich." In: Movies and the meaning of life : philosophers take on Hollywood / [edited by] Kimberly A. Blessing and Paul J. Tudico. Chicago : Open Court, 2005.
Main Stack PN1995.M665 2005

Repass, Scott.
"Being John Malkovitch." Film Quarterly, Fall2002, Vol. 56 Issue 1, p29, 8p
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Shaw, Daniel.
"On Being Philosophical and Being John Malkovich." Journal of Aesthetics & Art Criticism, Winter2006, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p111-118, 8p
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Young, William.
"Otherwise than Being John Malkovich: Incarnating the Name of God." Literature and Theology 2004 18(1):95-108
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Where the Wild Things Are

Appleyard, Rodney.
"Wild at Heart." Inside Film, Dec2009, Issue 127, p26-28, 3p
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Denby, David.
"Naughty Boys." New Yorker, 10/19/2009, Vol. 85 Issue 33, p98-99, 2p
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Gray, Simon.
"Wild Kingdom." American Cinematographer, Nov2009, Vol. 90 Issue 11, p34-47, 12p
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Gutierrez, Peter.
"Where the Wild Things Are and the Concept of the 'Kid's" Movie." Screen Education, Summer2009, Issue
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Jones, Kent.
"About a Boy." Film Comment, Sep/Oct2009, Vol. 45 Issue 5, p26-31, 5p
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Jonz, Spike; Eggers, Dave.
"Where the Wild Things Are." Script ; Sep/Oct2009, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p46-51, 6p
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Kroenert, Tim.
"Children and Other Wild Things." Eureka Street, 12/18/2009, Vol. 19 Issue 24, p40-41, 2p
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Rizov, Vadim.
"Where the Wild Things Are." Sight & Sound, Jan2010, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p81-82, 2p
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Robertson, Barbara.
"A Monstrous Achievement." Animation, Oct2009, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p91-92, 2p
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Sicinski, Michael.
"Songs of Innocence and Experience." Cinema Scope, Winter2010, Issue 41, p25-27, 3p
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