Author Topic: Philip Seymour Hoffman & Michelle Williams in Kaufman's Synecdoche  (Read 631 times)

Offline animatedude

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Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote) and Oscar-nominated Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain) will star in Synecdoche, Oscar winner Charlie Kaufman's (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) directorial debut.

Production Weekly says the film centers on an anguished playwright and several women in his life. Synecdoche is "a figure of speech in which the word for part of something is used to mean the whole."

Filming is set to begin in early summer 2007.
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From what I understand, it's what defines the usage of (for example) "bread" for "food". Or "Wheels" for "Car".

Merriam-Webster Online Disctionary

Main Entry:
Pronunciation: s&-'nek-d&-(")kE
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin, from Greek synekdochE, from syn- + ekdochE sense, interpretation, from ekdechesthai to receive, understand, from ex from + dechesthai to receive; akin to Greek dokein to seem good -- more at -EX-, DECENT
: a figure of speech by which a part is put for the whole (as fifty sail for fifty ships), the whole for a part (as society for high society), the species for the genus (as cutthroat for assassin), the genus for the species (as a creature for a man), or the name of the material for the thing made (as boards for stage)
- adjective
- adjective
- adverb
Do you know what the scariest thing is? To not know your place in this world, to not know why you're here. That's - that's just an awful feeling. -- Elijah Price,  Unbreakable (2000)