Synechdoche movie posterCharlie Kaufman, writer of such movies as Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Being John Malkovich, has a new movie in production — Synecdoche, New York. According to IMDB, the movie is about “a theater director [who] struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play,” blurring what is real.

Fascinated by the word “synecdoche”, I looked it up: a figure of speech where a part describes a whole (a “set of wheels” is a car; “threads” are clothes), vice versa where the whole describes a part (“use your head” refers to using your brain), and specific to general (“coke” means any soft drink).  Expanded definition and examples are here.

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