In Their Words — Saturday, October 13, 2012

Charlie Kaufman and Robin Weigert on the set of Synecdoche, New York (2008)

There’s this inherent screenplay structure that everyone seems to be stuck on, this three-act thing. It doesn’t really interest me. To me, it’s kind of like saying, “Well, when you do a painting, you always need to have sky here, the person here and the ground here. Well, you don’t.

—Charlie Kaufman