The Heart of the Meta
Adaptation, the mind-bending new film from director Spike Jonze and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman loops Susan Orleans The Orchid Thief and a couple of Nicolas Cages into a Möbius strip. Mark Peranson attends the meta-junket; Anya Kamenetz writes a pieceor wants to write a pieceabout how being Orlean's assistant gives her privileged insight into the flick; Dennis Lim talks to screenwriting guru (and Adaptation character) Robert McKee; and Ed Park reworks other New Yorker writers books for the silver screen.
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