Charlie and Donald Kaufman (screenwriters)
A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library

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General Books/Articles

Articles and Books on Individual films

Coombs, Neil.
"Surrealism and contemporary cinema: David Cronenberg ; Charlie Kaufman & Spike Jonze." In: Studying surrealist and fantasy cinema / Neil Coombs. Leighton Buzzard [England] : Auteur, 2008
Moffitt PN1995.9.S85 C66 2008

Exum, Kaitlen J.
"Charlie Kaufman." Current Biography, Jul2005, Vol. 66 Issue 7, p31-36, 6p

Ganssle, Gregory E.
"Consciouness, memory and identity: the nature of persons in three films by Charlie Kaufman." In: Faith, film and philosophy : big ideas on the big screen / edited by R. Douglas Geivett and James S. Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Academic, c2007.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.5 .F35 2007

Hill, Derek
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

The philosophy of Charlie Kaufman
Edited by David LaRocca. Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2011.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3561.A842 Z75 2011


Anderson, Matthew.
"Adaptation: The Self-Proclaiming Rhetoric of Charlie Kaufman and of the Apostle Paul." Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, vol. 13, pp. 41 paragraphs, 2006 Summer
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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.
UC users only Main (Gardner) Stacks PN171.A33 B49 2010

Hilderbrand, Lucas.
"Adaptation." Film Quarterly, Fall 2004, 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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Landy, Joshua.
"Still Life in a Narrative Age: Charlie Kaufman's Adaptation" Critical Inquiry, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 497-514, 2011 Spring
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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

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, March 2005, Vol. 88 Issue 1, p91-100, 10p
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Smith, David L.
"The Implicit Soul of Charlie Kaufman's Adaptation." Philosophy and Literature, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 424-35, 2006 OctSmith, David L.
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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 Malkovitch

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

Dragunoiu, Dana.
"Psychoanalysis, Film Theory, and the Case of Being John Malkovich" Film Criticism, Winter2001/2002, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p1-18, 18p UC users only

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

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

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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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Doherty, Thomas.
"Sex, Half-Truths and Videotape: Auto Focus and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind." Cineaste 28 (2): 10-13. 2003 Spring.
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Faucette, Brian.
"Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Good Night and Good Luck: George Clooney on U.S. Television, History, and Politics." Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, vol. 50, pp. (no pagination), Spring 2008
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Fuller, Graham, and Ali Jaafar.
"Confessions of a dangerous mind.(George Clooney discusses about his new releases)(Interview)." Sight and Sound 16.3 (March 2006): 14(7).
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Olsen, Mark.
"Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.(Reviews)(Movie Review)." Sight and Sound 13.3 (March 2003): 36(2).

Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind

Bates, Benjamin R.; Stroup, Kristopher.
"The Eternal Sunshine of the Solar Anus: A Schizoanalytic Perspective on Critical Methodology." Rhetoric Review, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 60-79, 2007
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Campora, Matthew.
"Art cinema and New Hollywood: multiform narrative and sonic metalepsis in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." New Review of Film & Television Studies, Jun2009, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p119-131, 13p

Dijck, Jose van
"Memory Matters in the Digital Age." Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 349-73, Fall 2004
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Grau, Christopher
"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the Morality of Memory." Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol. 64, no. 1, pp. 119-33, Winter 2006
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Greeley, June-Ann.
"'Dreadful Sorry:' Spots of Passion and the Memory of Being Human in Kaufman's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and Pope's 'Eloisa to Abelard'." Journal of South Texas English Studies, Fall2010, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p1-20, 20p

Hancock, Brannon M.
"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." Journal of Religion & Film, Apr2005, Vol. 9 Issue 1
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Jess-Cooke, Carolyn.
"Narrative and Mediatized Memory in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." Scope: An Online Journal of Film Studies, vol. 8, pp. (no pagination), June 2007

Kaufman, Charlie.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind : the shooting script / screenplay by Charlie Kaufman ; introduction by Michel Gondry ; Q & A with Charlie Kaufman by Rob Feld. New York : Newmarket Press, c2004.
Pacific Film Archive PN1997.E83 K38 2004

Meyer, Michael J.
"Reflections on Comic Reconciliations: Ethics, Memory, and Anxious Happy Endings." Journal of Aesthetics & Art Criticism; Jan2008, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p77-87, 11p
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Miah, Andy.
"Doctor, Can You Fix My Broken Heart?" Journal of Medical Humanities; Summer2006, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p127-129, 3p
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Miah, Andy.
"'Blessed Are the Forgetful': The Ethics of Memory Deltion in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." In: Bioethics at the movies
Edited by Sandra Shapshay. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
Public Health R725.5 .B52 2009

Norris, Chris.
"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Charlie Kaufman and Michel Gondry's Head Trip." Film Comment, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 20-21, Mar 2004
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Nungesser, Verena-Susanna
"I Forgot to Remember (to Forget): Personal Memories in Memento (2000) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)." In: Mediation, remediation, and the dynamics of cultural memory / edited by Astrid Erll, Ann Rigney ; in collaboration with Laura Basu and Paulus Bijl. Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, c2009.
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Main (Gardner) Stacks P94 .M3628 2009

Shepard, Lucius
"Forget About It." Fantasy & Science Fiction; Aug2004, Vol. 107 Issue 2, p123-128, 6p, 1 bw
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Shulman, Frederika.
"The Objects of Memory: Collecting Eternal Sunshine." Philament, vol. 5, pp. (no pagination), Jan 2005

Smith, David L.
"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the Question of Transcendence." Journal of Religion & Film, Apr2005, Vol. 9 Issue 1 UC users only

Sperb, Jason
"Internal Sunshine: Illuminating Being-Memory in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." Kritikos: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal of Postmodern Cultural Sound, Text, and Image, pp. (no pagination), Jan 2005

Van Dijck, José
"Memory Matters in the Digital Age." Configurations; Fall2004, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p349-373, 25p
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Vernallis, Carol.
"Music video, songs, sound: experience, technique and emotion in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." Screen, Autumn2008, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p277-297, 21p
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Walters, James (James R.)
"Return to innocence : Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind" In: Alternative worlds in Hollywood cinema : resonance between realms / James Walters. Bristol, UK ; Chicago : Intellect, 2008.
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Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 W35 2008

Wartenberg, Thomas E.
"Film as Argument." Film Studies; Summer2006, Vol. 8 Issue 0, p126-137,
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Human Nature

Lovejoy, Alice.
"Human Nature" Film Comment, March/April 2002, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p73-74, 2p
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Synecdoche, New York

Alter, Ethan.
"Synecdoche, New York." Film Journal International, November 2008, Vol. 111 Issue 11, p108-108, 1p
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Kemp, Philip.
"Synecdoche, New York." Sight & Sound, June 2009, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p78-80, 2p
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Lane, Anthony.
"Synecdoche, New York." New Yorker, 12/1/2008, Vol. 84 Issue 39, p22-23, 2p

Norris, Chris.
"Synecdoche, New York." Film Comment, November/December 2008, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p71-71, 1p
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Tracy, Andrew.
"Synecdoche, New York." Cinema Scope, Winter2009, Issue 37, p74-75, 2p
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